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Top Ten Discs of 2016
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 31, 2016
Happy New Year to all our Jazz and Blues lovers! It was a great year of music. Music Director, Joe Kocherhans culled his list down to a mere 10. See below for his Top Ten selections. We hope you have a great and jazzy new year. 

HERE'S OUR TOP 10...
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New Year's Eve Across America- A Live Special Event
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 21, 2016
It's been another great year of music and we can't think of a better way to end it than with a live concert to welcome in the new year. Join us on TONIGHT at 8PM (pacific) for a special live program. Tim Pinch and Inside Jazz, in association with KSDS-FM presents "New Year's Eve Across America." It will feature some of the greatest jazz musicians around today including Bob McChesney, Doug Webb, Brandon Fields, Scott Whitfield Calbria Foti, Steve Hufsteter, Carl Saunders and other special guests.
Jazz Live- The Mark Dresser Quintet
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 13, 2016
What a terrific way to kick off 2017's Jazz Live season. Acclaimed bassist and composer Mark Dresser will be here at City College TONIGHT at 8pm bringing a terrific quintet with him. Nicole Mitchell on flute, Michael Dessen on trombone, Kjell Nordesen on drums and San Diego's very own, Joshua White on piano. Mark will be featuring compositions off of his new release, "Sedimental You." If you are part of the general public and would like to purchase tickets you can all 619-388-3301. In any case, please use the parking pass if/when you arrive for the show.
Kirk Hoffman Celebration of Life Jam
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 18, 2016
Kirk Hoffman was a drummer, a teacher, and loved by many. He passed away October 28, 2016. Many remembrances have been shared, but a Ceremony of Life Jam will be held Sunday the 20th from 4-8pm. Jazz 88.3 Blues Jam emcee J. Otis Williams will host the event at Proud Mary's, 5500 Kearny Mesa Rd, 92111. All are welcome. Quoting J Otis, "...Kirk could do it all...so bring it all."
Jazz Live- Geoffrey Keezer and Gillian Margot
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 8, 2016
One of the most exciting piano and vocal duets in jazz returns to San Diego TONIGHT for our Jazz Live. Acclaimed pianist Geoffrey Keezer and vocalist Gillian Margot will be gracing the Saville Theatre stage alongside the Kate Hatmaker String Quartet for a performance you don't want to miss. The show is SOLD OUT but you may have a shot to get in by claiming a ticket after 7:30pm the night of the show (at the box office). When you arrive for the show please use the parking pass.
Jazz 88.3 2016 Fall Membership Drive!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 31, 2016
Our Fall Membership Campaign has concluded! We want to thank EVERYONE who pledged during the drive. Whether you joined the family for the first time or renewed your commitment to KSDS, we value your support so much. If you didn't get a chance to make your pledge you still can. Please call Ken at 619-388-3301 or here's a link to take care of that now. Lastly, the Favorite Artist Poll winner is Frank Sinatra. Thank you all for making your voice heard...this is an all star lineup for sure! Your hosts will be playing this music through the day Monday and during the week as we celebrate this great pledge drive with you!

Top Ten Favorite Artist Poll for 2016 Fall Pledge Drive:
1- Frank Sinatra
2- Stan Getz
3- Dave Brubeck
4- Ella Fitzgerald
5- Wes Montgomery
6- Bill Evans
7- Thelonious Monk
8- Charlie Parker
9- Duke Ellington
10- Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Clifford Brown

Retired from the list:
Miles Davis (winner- Fall 2015), John Coltrane (winner- Spring 2016)
Jazz @ the Jacobs
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 25, 2016
Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support Jazz @ the Jacobs' 2016-2017 season! It's going to be another terrific year of music. To view the entire line-up, and /or to purchase tickets, simply click here!
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Jazz @ the Jacobs 2017 season
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 25, 2016
Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support Jazz @ the Jacobs' 2017 season! Up next: Big Band Bash--a handpicked 16-piece big band of jazz all-stars, making their debut as the Jazz @ The Jacobs Orchestra, led by series curator and trumpeter, Gilbert Castellanos. The show takes place Saturday, April 29th at 8PM. This special concert also features the San Diego Symphony and veteran jazz vocalist Barbara Morrison performing the best of Ellington and more! 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!
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Camarada's 2017 Season
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 19, 2016
Camarada's 2017 is officially here! Up next: "Tango Obsession, REMIXX" at Bread & Salt, Saturday, February 18th (6:30PM). This season is certainly one you won't want to miss! MORE ON THE SERIES...
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Jazz Live- The Joshua Breakstone Trio
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 17, 2016
Bop-based guitarist Joshua Breakstone returns to the Saville Theatre at City College TONIGHT with a tremendous trio setting- Chris Connor-bass, Roy McCurdy-drums. Joshua has gained an international reputation for his sophistication and his fiery- and often witty- swinging style. You can see and hear that style in action at Jazz Live TONIGHT. If you are a valid Jazz 88 member you can reserve your tickets in the Speakeasy. If you wish to purchase tickets you can do so by calling 619-388-3743. Please use the parking pass when you arrive.
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