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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

MAY 2018

Today - Tuesday the 22nd

Afro-Cuban Jazz
10:00 PM
San Diego Latin Jazz Collective — Prohibition • 548 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Jam Session
7:00 PM
Hosted by Geri Kepler (through San Diego Jazz Collective) — Fast Times • 3065-A Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117
7:00 PM
Clyde & Mac — Manhattan of La Jolla • 7766 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
5:30 PM
Tuesday's ProJam featuring Danny DiCarlo & The Wildwood House Band Wildwood Restaurant & Bar • 116 Civic Center Dr., Vista, CA 92084
Rehearsals Begin Tuesday April 24, 2018
7:00 PM
Rockin Jazz Band Recruiting New Players... Come Join The Band!!! — Mt. Soledad --- Pacific Beach Area •, San Diego, CA 92109

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, May 22...

  • Jackie Cain (Vocals-Lead) was born in Milwaukee, WI, 1928–2014.
  • Sun Ra (Piano, Band Leader) was born in Birmingham, AL, 1914–1993.
  • Dick Berk (Drums and Percussion) was born in San Fransisco, CA in 1939.
  • Eric Delaney (Drums and Percussion) was born in London, England in 1924.
  • Eddie Edwards (Trombone) was born in New Orleans, LA in 1891.
  • Elek Bacsik (Guitar) was born in Budapest, Hungary, 1926–1994.
  • Kenny Ball (Trumpet) was born in Ilford, Essex, England, 1930–2013.
  • Giuseppi Logan (Saxophone) was born in 1935.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Stan getz records "Getz au Go Go" for Verve records in 1964.
  • The Stan Kenton orchestra recorded "Recuerdos" in 1956 in New York City.

In Memoriam

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Jazz Live

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6/12/2018Luther Hughes and the Cannonball-Coltrane Project

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Station News

Saturday Night Fish Fry- Live! Saturday, June 16th

Saturday Night Fish Fry- Live! Saturday, June 16th

Join us for an exclusive members-only event on Saturday, June 16th. It's a live broadcast of the Saturday Night Fish Fry. Join Raymond with his special musical guest, Roy "Mr. Guitar" Gaines, as we head down to the Barrett Junction Cafe for an old-fashion, all-you-can-eat fish fry dinner. Roy Gaines will be doing a tribute to the legendary T-Bone Walker and there will be plenty of other surprises. Transportation will be included with your ticket as well as a Jazz 88 membership. The tickets cost $70 but make your reservation now because this event will sell out. Contact the KSDS membership team today to get in on the hottest ticket this summer. 
Jazz Live- Luther Hughes' Cannonball-Coltrane Project

Jazz Live- Luther Hughes' Cannonball-Coltrane Project

Jazz Live will see the return of bassist Luther Hughes to the Saville Theatre on Tuesday, June 12th but this time it will be with his Cannonball-Coltrane Project. Initially formed as an homage to the 1959 Cannonball Adderley-John Coltrane landmark album, 'The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago', Luther's group continues to pay tribute to these jazz giants with arrangements and original compositions related to or inspired by Cannonball and/or Coltrane. The concert is for Jazz 88 members only. If you are not a member please contact the membership department by e-mailing themAs always, Thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. Remember, that good ole' parking pass!
John Mayall in Concert

John Mayall in Concert

Mark your calendars--John Mayall will grace the Music Box stage, Wednesday, May 30th (8PM). John Mayall is one of the most influential people in British blues, renowned as a performer and bandleader for the Bluesbreakers. In addition to his own musical success, Mayall has been a mentor to many of the greats including Eric Clapton & Peter Green. This is certainly one concert you won't want to miss! For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here! Please Note: This concert is 21+
Following Your Dreams!

Following Your Dreams!

The San Diego Community College District and City College is committed to supporting The San Diego Promise, an initiative that allows local students to attend their first year at City College for FREE. YOU can help in that endeavor by sponsoring a student or making a donation. PLEASE DONATE. To learn more about applying for classes at City College please click here
San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights

San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support the San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights Jazz Concert Series! This is where music lovers gather to enjoy a picnic on the lawn, share a bottle of champagne at reserved tables, or sit in the grandstand taking in the beauty of San Diego Bay. The shimmering skyline and spectacular fireworks provide the perfect backdrop for enjoying the great San Diego Symphony and special guest artists. Bayside Summer Nights offers an eclectic variety of artists, genres and performances in a one-of-a-kind, outdoor concert setting like no other. The series kicks off with Arturo Sandoval, Thursday, July 12th! From learning jazz on the streets of Cuba to touring the world with Dizzy Gillespie and embracing a new home in America, trumpet master Arturo Sandoval has had a legendary career filled with powerful music and bright, driving rhythms, perfect for a night under the stars. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
Athenaeum's 2018 Season!

Athenaeum's 2018 Season!

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support the Athenaeum's 2018 season! The series continues with Flamenco Jazz artist, Chano Dominguez- May 29th, and Thomas Stronen on June 21st.! You'll want to be absolutely sure to mark your calendars because it's bound to be one spectacular show! The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, located in the heart of La Jolla, in San Diego County, is one of only 16 nonprofit membership libraries in the United States. Founded in 1899, the Athenaeum provides library resources in music and the arts and presents over 200 programs and cultural events annually at four venues in four different zip codes in San Diego. This rare cultural institution offers a depth and accessibility of resources and programs found nowhere else in the region. For more information, or to purchase tickets, simply click here!       
Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop!

Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop!

The 8th Annual Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop, in partnership with Jazz 88.3 and The Music Box, offers middle and high school students an opportunity to study and play music with professional jazz musicians while learning performance skills, improvisation, jazz theory and history. One-week sessions are held at Francis Parker School's Thiemann Music Center, a state-of-the-art facility with dedicated classrooms and practice studios. Here, students grow musically as they learn to express themselves through the art of jazz improvisation. Students give a closing performance at The Music Box, located in the heart of Little Italy, one of San Diego's premier concert venues. We welcome beginning, intermediate and advanced students at this hands-on workshop designed to nurture their growth as musicians, technically and creatively. The workshop begins MondayJuly 9th! To register now, click here
KSDS and Arts for Learning

KSDS and Arts for Learning

Jazz 88.3 and Arts for Learning San Diego invite you to jazz up your school with the Rob Thorsen Jazz Quartet.  Jazz, An American Artform is an interactive program that gives students the opportunity to learn about the history of jazz and its music presented by San Diego’s top jazz artists like Gilbert Castellanos, Bob Boss and Curtis Taylor, to name a few.  To learn more about this program, please e-mail Sherrie Brown at Arts for Learning or call her at 619-282-7599.
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?! 5/25- Guitarist Bob Boss, with bassist Rob Thorsen and drummer Duncan Moore, 6/1- Pianist Joshua White, with bassist Dean Hulett and drummer Dan Schnelle, 6/8- Former San Diego pianist Alan Eicher, with bassist Dave Marr, and drummer Tim McMahon, 6/15- Vocalist Coral McFarland Thuet, with pianist Irving Flores, and bassist Rob Thorsen, 6/22- Special Event: Legendary Los Angeles artists, guitarist, Larry Koonse and bassist Darek Oleskiewicz, 6/29- Lower Left Trio CD release performance with pianist Mikan Zlatkovich, bassist Will Lyle and drummer Barry Farrar.
(This CD was recorded live at the 950 Lounge.)
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! 5/23- Ben Grier, 5/30- Tony Davis, 6/6- Tracy Nelson of Red Bone, 6/13- Lenny "Fuzzy" Rankins, 6/20- Stoney B, 6/27- Special Jam in honor of T
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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