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Silent Auction for KSDS
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 5, 2017
'Tis the season to be merry and to BID! Join us before Jazz Live begins TONIGHTat 530pm for a great silent auction that is guaranteed to delight everyone on your gift giving list. The silent auction proceeds will benefit KSDS and the items up for auction include a Dane Coffee Roasters Gift Basket, A wine and dinner package from Cafe Bar Europa, A bi-plane ride through La Jolla, courtesy of SD Sky Tours, Salsa dance lessons from Melomano Entertainment, a flower arrangement from Cal Pacific Orchids, dinner for 6 from Chef Hanis of The Carnitas Snack Shack, a gourmet gift basket from Seaside Market, wine from Negociant Winery, a gift certificate from 10 Barrell Brewing Co. and an original 24 x 14 painting from artist DC Langer. And, there's a terrific Blue Note Cruise up for auction (worth 7K). Even though Jazz Live is SOLD OUT we hope you still come on down and enjoy the festivities- holiday music from the Young Lions begins at 6pm and there will be a food truck on site as well. See you there!
Following Your Dreams!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 30, 2017
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
Dianne Reeves: "Christmas Time is Here"
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 29, 2017
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support La Jolla Music Society as they present: Dianne Reeves: Christmas Time is Here happening Sunday, December 17th at 8PM at Balboa Theatre! The pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world, Grammy® Award-winning singer Dianne Reeves rings in the holiday season with music from her celebrated album, Christmas Time Is Here. Renowned for her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings, she melds her timeless grace, elegance, and charisma into unforgettable jazz renditions of holiday favorites such as “Little Drummer Boy”, “Carol of the Bells”, “Christmas Waltz”, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, “Let It Snow” and many more. It's going to be one extraordinary show and one you won't want to miss! To purchase tickets, click here
The First Lady of Song: An Ella Fitzgerald Tribute
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 20, 2017
Jazz 88.3 is very proud to partner with the San Diego Symphony for their 2017-2018 winter season! Up Next: The First Lady of Song: An Ella Fitzgerald Tribute, happening Saturday, November 25th at Copley Symphony Hall (8PM)
The Great American Songbook had few interpreters with more grace, style and vocal excellence than the wonderful Ella Fitzgerald. The Jazz @ The Jacobs season opens with a tribute to the First Lady of Song in her Centennial year and features her favorite accompanist in her later years, pianist Mike Wofford. 
The concert will open with a set from vocalist Sara Gazarek, followed by some songs from Jazzmeia Horn. The second half will feature vocals from our very special guest, veteran Ella Fitzgerald interpreter Mary Stallings.
 For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
Gala Fiesta de Navidad
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 17, 2017
Jazz 88.3 is incredibly proud to support The House of Puerto Rico San Diego's "Gala Fiesta de Navidad" happening Saturday, December 9th (6-11PM) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the heart of Mission Valley! This is your chance to enjoy delicious Puerto Rican food, a live Salsa band, a dynamic DJ, and so much more! It's the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit, and it's absolutely one festive party you won't want to miss! For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here! Also--be sure to ask about the special discounted hotel room rate of $109.00/night at Crowne Plaza for attendees of the event!
Jazz Live- Nutcracker Sweets
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 15, 2017
The SOLD OUT Jazz Live happening TONIGHT will be one for the ages as history will be made. First- it is the premiere of the KSDS Jazz Orchestra led by Gilbert Castellanos. Second- the night is being billed as "The Nutcracker Sweets: 2 Tasty Versions of the Nutcracker Suite (Duke Ellington and Shorty Roger's respective interpretations)." The evening will start EARLY (6PM) with the Young Lions playing holiday music in and and outside the Saville Theatre all while you enjoy refreshments and participate in a KSDS silent auction. The actual start time for the music will be 7pm for this Jazz Live.The concert is for Jazz 88 members only. 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!
Read full article at: Jazz Live- Nutcracker Sweets
Athenaeum's 2017-2018 Season
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 6, 2017
Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support the Athenaeum's 2017-2018 season! Next UpMingus Dynasty: Tijuana Moods, happening Monday, January 22nd at TSRI at 7:30PM. Mingus Dynasty, composed of seven members of the Mingus Big Band, all leading jazz artists from New York City: Alex Sipiagin, trumpet; Wayne Escoffery, tenor sax; Brandon Wright, alto sax and flute; Ku-umba Frank Lacy, trombone & vocals; Theo Hill, piano; Boris Kozlov, bass; and Adam Cruz, drums. They come to Athenaeum Jazz to perform a rare revival of Charles Mingus’s celebrated 1957 album Tijuana Moods, documenting Mingus’s lively and compelling impressions of our neighboring city of Tijuana. A seminal figure in American music, Charles Mingus is considered alongside Duke Ellington as one of the most important composers in jazz history. For more information, or to purchase tickets, simply click here
Poncho Sanchez
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 24, 2017
Poncho Sanchez will hit the Music Box stage, Sunday, November 5th at 8PM! If you're a Latin Jazz fan, you already know that no one can work the congos like Poncho! This is simply one show you won't want to miss--so come see this legend light up the room with the best beat-driven soul and Latin infused jazz to date! To purchase tickets, click here! *Please Note: This concert is 21+. 
Patti Austin
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 24, 2017
The City Lights concert series returns in style, Friday, November 3rd at 8PM at Copley Symphony Hall with one of the most entertaining pop music voices of the last 50 years, Patti Austin! After bringing the house down at last season’s Gala opening at the Jacobs Music Center, Patti cruises back to San Diego with another program of well-chosen soul, pop and jazz classics of the last several decades through today. You won’t want to miss this vital American artist who is well into an exciting career renaissance. To purchase tickets, simply click here!
Thank You for Supporting KSDS!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 22, 2017
The KSDS staff and hosts thank you for your support during our successful Fall Membership Drive. Below is the top 10 favorite artists that were selected by you during the drive. Be sure that you tune in regularly in the next few weeks to hear them played on the air. If you didn’t get a chance to pledge you can still do so- DONATE HERE. Housekeeping note- Please allow at least 6-8 weeks for any thank you gifts to arrive. Again, thank you so much and THANK YOU SPONSORS! Contact Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301 or e-mail him at kenb@jazz88.org with any questions.
Here's the Top 10 Artists:
1) Thelonious Monk
2) Dave Brubeck
3) Chet Baker
4) Stan Getz
5) Louis Armstrong
6) Billie Holiday
7) Oscar Peterson
8) Nina Simone
9) Dizzy Gillespie
10) Sarah Vaughn

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