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Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

APRIL 2018

Today - Tuesday the 24th

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
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, April 24...

  • Joe Henderson (Tenor Saxophone) was born in Lima, OH, 1937–2001.
  • Johnny Griffin (Tenor Saxophone) was born in Chicago, IL, 1928–2008.
  • Frank Strazzeri (Piano) was born in Rochester, NY in 1930.
  • Colin Walcott (Percussion-Various, Tabla, Sitar) was born in NYC, NY, 1945–1984.
  • Stafford James (Bass) was born in Evanston, IL in 1946.
  • Spanky DeBrest (Bass) was born in Philadelphia, PA, 1937–1973.
  • Aaron Bell (Bass) was born in Muskogee, OK, 1922–2003.
  • Rube Bloom (Piano) was born in NY, 1902–1976.
  • Fatty George (Clarinet) was born in Franz Pressler in Vienna, Austria, 1927–1982.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • The Benny Goodman trio cut "China Boy" in Chicago in 1936.

In Memoriam

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Station News

Jazz Night at Petco Park- Wednesday, April 18th

Join us for a truly once-in-a-lifetime VIP opportunity as you can watch your San Diego Padres play against their most-heated rival, The Los Angeles Dodgers. You will sit atop the Western Metal Supply building and enjoy a private party- consume gourmet ballpark food and enjoy non-alcoholic beverages (a hosted bar will also be available). The $94 ticket price also includes a 1-year Jazz 88 membership. The event is almost sold out so call immediately- 619-388-3037 or e-mail Ken Borgers. MORE ON GAME NIGHT...


It's that time of the year again. The KSDS SPRING MEMBERSHIP DRIVE begins on April 16th. We would love to have you help us. Please use the VOLUNTEER SIGN UP FORM and get involved in helping your favorite Jazz station meet its financial goals. Eat great food, meet new friends and listen to great music. The drive runs from April 16th through the 29th and there is definitely a time slot for your schedule. Again, click here to sign up. Here are some parking instructions- You can park in any Staff spot in SDCC Parking Lot 8, on the left at the corner of 14th and C Street, or in Parking Lot 3, the parking structure on 16th Street, 1.5 blocks north of C St. (just past B St.) on the right. Here's a City College MapKSDS is located in the L Building (Curran Plaza). You will need a parking pass so when you get to the station please ask for one  or if you like just call 619-388-3000 and ask for Ken and someone will meet you with a pass. See you soon!
Jazz Live- Frank Potenza Trio

Jazz Live- Frank Potenza Trio

Jazz Live will celebrate the great Joe Pass on Tuesday, April 24th. Guitarist Frank Potenza returns to the Saville Theatre and brings with him a terrific trio (Luther Hughes- bass, Jim Plank- drums). The concert is for Jazz 88 members only. The show is SOLD OUT, but unreserved tickets will be distributed at 7:30pm the night of the show.  If you are not a member please contact Ken Borgers (619-388-3301) or e-mail him. As always, 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 food truck will be on site!
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
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!       
Jazz On Tap, 2018

Jazz On Tap, 2018

Jazz 88.3 and Avista Technologies, are proud to present: Jazz On Tap, again this year, happening Saturday, April 21st at the Quartyard, on Market Street, from 4-11PM. Bands include Gilbert CastellanosSure Fire Soul Ensemble, Monette Marino World Jazz Ensemble, JazzKatz Orchestra, and The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio. Net proceeds will benefit Water For People, a charity working to bring safe drinking water and sanitation to developing countries around the world. This event is all-ages, pet-friendly, and is your chance to enjoy an evening of great jazz under the stars! For more information, click here!
Joey Alexander in Concert!

Joey Alexander in Concert!

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support La Jolla Music Society as they present: The Joey Alexander Trio, Saturday, April 28th at Balboa Theatre (8PM)! A uniquely gifted young pianist from Bali, Joey Alexander taught himself to play piano by listening with his father to classic jazz albums. His father soon recognized that his son’s gift to grasp complicated musical concepts was beyond someone of his years. You won't want to miss this 14 year-old Grammy Award Nominee perform original music from his fourth-coming eclipse album, alongside jazz classics by John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and more! To purchase tickets, click here
San Diego Symphony Presents: Miles Davis- Kind of Blue

San Diego Symphony Presents: Miles Davis- Kind of Blue

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the San Diego Symphony as they present: "Miles Davis' Kind of Blue--In Concert, Saturday, April 28th--part of their Jazz @ the Jacobs concert series! Miles Davis released his classic Kind of Blue album in 1959; it subsequently became one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time and changed the possibilities of jazz forever. Jazz @ The Jacobs Series Curator, Gilbert Castellanos will present a live performance of every track of Kind of Blue in collaboration with some of today’s hottest young jazz artists. For more information, or to purchase tickets, 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
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?! 4/20- Peter Sprague Trio featuring bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Duncan Moore, 4/27- Bassist Mackenzie Leighton Trio with pianist Jason Shattil and Charles 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! 4/25- 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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