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Thursday, September 21st, 2017


Today - Thursday the 21st

6:00 PM
Robin Henkel — Nate's Garden Grill • 3120 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92105
7:30 PM
Jazzilla Cafe Bar Europa • 873 Turquoise St, Pacific Beach, CA 92109
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
Solo Jazz Guitar
5:30 PM
Dan Papaila — Lodge Torrey Pines • 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, September 21...

  • Chico Hamilton (Drums and Percussion) was born in Los Angeles, CA, 1921–2013.
  • Tommy Potter (Bass) was born in Philadelphia, PA, 1918–1988.
  • Slam Stewart (Bass) was born in Englewood, NJ, 1914–1987.
  • Shafi Hadi (Saxophone) was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1929.
  • Sunny Murray (Drums and Percussion) was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1936.
  • Jerry Hahn (Guitar) was born in Alma, NE in 1940.
  • Fred Hunt (Piano) was born in London, England, 1923–1986.
  • Frank Orchard (Trombone) was born , 1914–1983.
  • Don Preston (Synthesizer) was born in Flint, MI in 1932.
  • Ward Swingle (Vocals-Lead) was born in Mobile, AL in 1927.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith record the "Dynamic Duo" in 1966 for Verve records.
  • And, Stan Kenton cuts "Ten Years Ago " in Hollywood in 1960.

In Memoriam

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Jazz Live

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10/3/2017 Cubana Be-Cubana Bop-Celebrating the Afro-Cuban Music of Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo featuring The Gilbert Castellanos Big Band

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Latin Grooves live at the Havana Grill

Latin Grooves live at the Havana Grill

Join Chris Spinger THIS FRIDAY at the Havana Grill for a live broadcast of Latin Grooves. There will be Cuban food, drink specials, music and dancing. Join members of the Jazz88 staff and be part of the program. The Havana Grill is located at 5450 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. just west of the 805 freeway.
Fall Fundraising Month- 2017

Fall Fundraising Month- 2017

October is Fall Fundraising Month for KSDS. Kicking off the month will be Cubana Be-Cubana Bop on October 3rd. The Jazz Live will celebrate Hispanic Heritage month by featuring the Afro-Music of Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo. Gilbert Castellanos will lead a big band to honor these great musicians. Speaking of Dizzy Gillespie, KSDS will celebrate Dizzy's centennial birth as well as Thelonious Monk's in October. Both of these modern jazz pioneers will be well represented on Jazz 88.3 in terms of music, interviews and live events during the Fall Membership Campaign, October 10th through the 22nd. To kick off the drive we will be honoring Thelonious Monk with a live concert by The Joshua White trio (October 10th). To attend any of these fabulous concerts you must be a Jazz 88 member. You can take care of that by clicking here or you can contact Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301 or by emailing him at kenb@jazz88.org. It's Fall Fundraising Month the whole month of October which means plenty of live music and San Diego-themed music memorabilia. To become a VOLUNTEER for the drive and enjoy all the excitement contact Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301 or by emailing him at kenb@jazz88.org.
Jazz Live- Cubana Be-Cubana Bop- Music of Dizzy and Chano

Jazz Live- Cubana Be-Cubana Bop- Music of Dizzy and Chano

Jazz Live will have a stellar show in October. The show is "Cubana Be-Cubana Bop- Celebrating the Afro-Music of Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo." Gilbert Castellanos will lead a Big Band for this concert at the Saville Theatre on Tuesday, October 3rd. We will also celebrate Hispanic Heritage month so it's a show not to be missed. If you are a current Jazz88 member you can reserve up to two free tickets in the Speakeasy. Call Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301 to become a member. Thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. Remember, that good ole' parking pass and come hungry, because a delicious Food Truck will be on site!
Al Di Meola at Balboa Theatre

Al Di Meola at Balboa Theatre

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support San Diego Theatres, as they present Al Di MeolaFriday, September 22nd at 8PM at Balboa Theatre, located in the heart of downtown. A bona fide guitar hero, perennial poll-winner, and prolific composer, he has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating with some of the very best Jazz musicians to date. This is undeniably one show you simply won't want to miss! To purchase tickets, click here!
Adams Avenue Street Fair

Adams Avenue Street Fair

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the 36th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair, happening Saturday, September 30th from 10am-10pm and Sunday, October 1st, from 10am-6pm in the heart of Normal Heights! The festival will feature 80 musical acts on six stages -- and to top it off, Jazz 88.3 will be broadcasting live during Southern California’s largest free two-day music festival! The event also features beer gardens and beer tastings, giant carnival rides, festival foods, 300 arts and crafts booths and much more! For more information, click here! We hope to see you there!
Camarada's 2017-2018 Season

Camarada's 2017-2018 Season

Camarada's 2017-2018 season kicks off Sunday, October 1st at the Mingei International Museum, with Fanfare featuring trumpet extraordinaire, Micah Wilkinson! Come hear upbeat and joyful works by composers like Domenico Scarlatti, Marcel Bitsch, and James Stephenson. These works are juxtaposed by lyrical, flowing works by Darius Milhaud and Philippe Gaubert. Camarada will also be performing a charming transcription by Johann Joachim Quantz for violin, trumpet and keyboard. Fanfare is sure to be a magical night and one you won't want to miss! Docent tours of the Mingei are available beginning at 5:00 pm; mingling at intermission features white wine and champagne. For further details, or to purchase tickets, click here!
2017 HUBU Conference

2017 HUBU Conference

Mark your calendars for this year's HUBU Conference happening Wednesday, October 11th (11AM-5PM) right here on the San Diego City College Campus in MS 140! Hermanos Unidos, Brothers United (HUBU) is a student organization committed to helping African American & Latino Males students succeed by informing, motivating, and preparing them for success both academically and personally. The HUBU mission is to increase faculty and student interaction; promote community, cultural, and gender identity development, and encourage peer-to-peer interaction between students. The HUBU conference was designed to help African American & Latino Males succed in higher education. This year’s conference is P.U.S.H which stands for Perseverance, Unity, Scholarship, and Hope--and we hope to see you there! This conference is absolutely FREE and lunch will be provided! All students are invited to attend
SDS Radio: Student Delivered Sound

SDS Radio: Student Delivered Sound

Did you know that SD City College has it's own student-run radio station and stream? It does! SDS Radio enables students to have their own radio show. Learn more about this great and unique opportunity by taking RTVF 131. To access the Radio and TV department at City College click here.
The Handlery Hotel presents Big Band Sunday

The Handlery Hotel presents Big Band Sunday • Sunday, September 24th

Ira B. Liss' Big Band Jazz Machine will perform at the Handlery Hotel's Terrace Garden Sunday, September 24th at 5PM. The hotel is located at 950 Hotel Circle North. Tickets for this all-ages show are $15 and can only be purchased here. Parking is $5 per car. See you there!
In lieu of the Jazz 88 App

In lieu of the Jazz 88 App

Many of you have contacted us about our mobile App and it's need for updating. We do sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and we are working on this matter. It is our hope to have it resolved soon. In the meantime, please bookmark this link on your phone/device. It is our direct mp3 stream URL address. Thank you for your understanding.
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?! 
9/22- Guitarist/Vocalist Lorraine Castellanos with pianist Tony Tixier and bassist Dean Hulett, 9/29- SDSU Professor and Composer pianist Richard Thompson featuring bassist Mackenzie Leighton and drummer Charlie Weller.
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! 9/20- Lawrence Johnson, 9/27- The Derringers, 10/4- Robin Henkel, 10/11- Gilbert Ardilla, 10/18- Phil Diorio, 10/25- Lance Dieckmann. 
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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