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Today in San Diego

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

MARCH 2017

Today - Thursday the 23rd

Brazilian Jazz
7:00 PM
Marcus Alcantarilla — Harbor Music Hall • 1506 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
Jam Session
7:00 PM
Bill Caballero Latin Jazz Jam — Border X Brewing • 2181 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
7:00 PM
Fred Hardy Cafe Bar Europa • 873 Turquoise St, Pacific Beach, CA 92109
7:00 PM
B-3 Four Band with Guess Vocalist Aubrey Fay Humphrey's Backstage Live • 2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
7:30 PM
The Sandy Chappel Quintet Cafe La Maze • 1441 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950
8:00 PM
Dave Scott & The New Jazz Groove — Harrah's Corked Lounge • 777 Harrah's Rincon Way, Valley Center, CA 92082

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, March 23...

  • Johnny Guarneri (Piano) was born in NYC, NY, 1917–1985.
  • David Frishberg (Piano) was born in St. Paul, MN in 1933.
  • David Pike (Vibraphone) was born in Detroit, MI, 1938–2015.
  • Chaka Khan (Vocals-Lead) was born in Great Lakes, IL in 1953.
  • Al Aarons (Trumpet) was born in Pittsburg, PA, 1932–2015.
  • Harry Hayes (Saxophone) was born in London, England, 1909–2002.
  • Stefon Harris (Vibraphone, Percussion-Various) was born in Albany, NY in 1973.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Woody Herman records "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet" in 1944 for Decca Records.
  • Speaking of Woody Herman, one of the original Brothers, tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims died on this day in New York City in 1985. He was 59.
  • And the Roy Eldridge/Art Tatum quartet made their first recording for Verve records back in 1955.

In Memoriam

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Jazz Live

Reserve Tickets On-Line

4/11/2017Peter Sprague presents "Planet Cole Porter"
5/16/2017Band TBD

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Station News

The Inaugural San Diego Blues Caravan- Tuesday, April 18!

The first-ever KSDS San Diego Blues Club Caravan will take place Tuesday, April 18, beginning at 7PM! We'll have buses going from club to club all over the city, stopping about every 10-15 minutes. With your Caravan pass, you can start at any participating venue, stay as long or as little as you like, then board the bus to the next club. There will be KSDS On-Air personalities hosting at each venue. There are no minimums at any of the venues; buy food and drink, or not, as you choose. Any time you like, take the bus back to where you started. Advanced tickets are $15 ($12 for valid Jazz 88 Members) which includes admission to all the clubs and unlimited transportation. Admission the night of the show will be $20, so order your tickets now. Details on specific clubs and bands are COMING SOON. For ticket purchasing or more information please call Ken Borgers at (619) 388-3301.
Jazz Live- Peter Sprague presents "Planet Cole Porter"

Jazz Live- Peter Sprague presents "Planet Cole Porter"

Peter Sprague takes hold of the classic songs of Cole Porter for our next Jazz Live on Tuesday, April 11th. Peter will be presenting these treasures in a new color of Samba, Funk, Salsa, and Jazz. “Just One of Those Things” swinging fast and morphing over to funk, “Love For Sale” taking a trip to Cuba, “Night and Day” arcing with the moon in get the picture. The band includes some of the best with Rebecca Jade on vocals, Tripp Sprague on sax and flute, Gunnar Biggs on bass, Duncan Moore on drums, and Peter Sprague on guitar. If you are a valid Jazz 88 member you can reserve your tickets in the Speakeasy. For the general public, you can purchase tickets by calling 619-388-3301. Please print the parking pass to make you legit.
San Diego Latino Film Festival

San Diego Latino Film Festival

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the 24th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, happening now through March 20th at Fashion Valley Mall. It's your chance to celebrate diversity while taking in the best of Latino cinema with dramas and comedies featuring your favorite stars, including Demian Bichir, Eva Longoria, Angelica Maria and more! There will also be live concerts, incredible Latin food, courtesy of Sabor and much more! For ticket information and show listings click here, or call: (619) 230-1938
Jazz @ the Jacobs 2017 season

Jazz @ the Jacobs 2017 season

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support Jazz @ the Jacobs' 2017 season! Up next: Chucho Valdez! Considered the pre-eminent Cuban Jazz pianist in the world, Chucho Valdés is a towering figure who combines the sheer power of McCoy Tyner with the dexterity of Oscar Peterson and a rhythmic sensibility steeped in the intricacies of Afro-Cuban culture. The conservatory-trained son of Cuban music icon Bebo Valdés and an eight-time Grammy winner, Chucho has spent much of his career in the vanguard of Latin music. This is truly one show you won't want to miss! To view the entire line-up, and /or to purchase tickets, simply click here!
Athenaeum's Jazz Series Continues!

Athenaeum's Jazz Series Continues!

Jazz 88.3 is very proud to support the Athenaeum's 2017 season at the Library and Art Center and TSRI. Up next: Joe Lovano Classic Quartet, April 7th, followed by Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes (May 9th)--all at TSRI Hall. The Athenaeum is a 501(c) 3 and is devoted exclusively to music and art! To become a member of the Athenaeum and/or for more information, simply click here
KSDS Celebrates Recorded Jazz Centennial With Your Help!

KSDS Celebrates Recorded Jazz Centennial With Your Help!

San Diego's Jazz 88.3 celebrated 100 years of recorded jazz (2/26). Back, in 1917, The Original Dixieland Jass Band cut two sides for the Victor Recording Label. Since then we have been blessed with hundreds of quintessential jazz recordings. We aired our Top 100 Jazz Recordings (voted on by the KSDS listeners) to celebrate this historic date. Thank you for all the votes and support during this historic date. You can always become a member- just call 619-388-3301 or pledge here. HERE'S THE FULL LIST...
Handlery Hotel Friday Jazz Happy Hour

Handlery Hotel Friday Jazz Happy Hour

Mark your calendars for every Friday Jazz Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel in the 950 Lounge! San Diego's world-renowned Jazz Flutist and Presenter Holly Hofmann brings in world class musicians every Friday from 5:30-7:30PM. There's NO COVER CHARGE and parking is not only FREE, but it's bountiful! You can also enjoy a full bar and happy hour menu prices while you're there! What better way to kick off your weekend?! (There will be no Happy Hour on 3/24 and 3/31) 4/7- 2-year Celebration featuring Gilbert Castellanos, John Rekevics, Duncan Moore and Holly Hofmann, 4/14- Ian Tordella Trio featuring Ed Kornhauser and Matt Smith, 4/21-Rob Thorsen Trio featuring Hugo Suarez and Richard Sellers, 4/28- Antar Martin Trio featuring Jason Shattil and Fernando Gomez. 
Blues Jam

Blues Jam

The Blues Jam is in full-swing and happens every Wednesday night at Proud Mary's (located at the Ramada Inn: 5500 Kearny Mesa Road, 92111) from 6:30-9:30pm. Each week we feature special guests so dust off your instruments and plan to attend! Here's the schedule: 3/22- Phil Diorio, 3/29- Whitney Shay and Robin Henkel, 4/5- Missy Andersen, 4/12- Benji Davis, 4/19- Stoney B, 4/26- Mark Meadows. 
Donate Used Vehicles

Donate Used Vehicles

Donate your used vehicle to Jazz 88.3 because it's the best result from a kind act! Also, you may get a TAX  DEDUCTION (check with your tax accountant)! Seriously, you can donate a vehicle almost anywhere but if you donate your car to Jazz 88.3 we will be truly and unquestionably grateful and appreciative! Simply call 1-888-JAZZ-CAR (1-888-529-9227). It's easy, quick, and you'll be supporting your favorite Jazz and Blues radio station! Click here for details! 

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Follow Jazz 88 On Twitter by Vince Outlaw

San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Twitter community includes a vibrant list of on-air hosts and staff that are sharing Jazz links, pictures, and images on Twitter both during their shows and between shows when they are socializing with listeners and jazz fans from around the world and sharing the best in Jazz links. Here are some quick links to get you connected with Jazz 88.3 on Twitter...
  • @Jazz88 - San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Twitter Feed: Links to trending Jazz News and Conversations, reviews of Jazz and other music albums, concerts, and events, and retweets from Jazz 88.3 partners and listeners. Let us know when you are listening with a @Jazz88 tag or use the #Jazz88 hashtag!
  • Jazz 88.3 Radio Hosts Twitter List: Subscribe to the list and follow your favorite Jazz 88.3 hosts and you'll see during-show tweets and between show Jazz news and conversation. Check out the latest Jazz 88.3 host tweets below. If you want to only follow your favorite host, here's the list members.
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