Jazz 88.3 is so proud to partner with First Presbyterian Churchagain this year as they present Jazz in the Courtyard, a concert in the courtyard of First Presbyterian Church of San Diego (320 Date Street), featuring SAXOPALOOZA!
The San Diego Symphony presents a celebration of Harlem's Hey-Day! Trumpeter Byron Stripling presents, Uptown Nights- a Tribute to Harlem's Cotton Club and Savoy Ballroom at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, Saturday, July 9th (7:30PM).
Water for People San Diego Committee along with Avista and KSDS Jazz 88.3 are proud to present Jazz on Tap 2022, a fundraising event to benefit Water For People, a global nonprofit promoting the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services. The jazz festival will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter.
Classics 4 Kids is presenting their award-winning music education programs for thousands of elementary students from throughout San Diego County to enjoy. “Journey Into Jazz” takes place on May 24-25, 2022, and will feature live music from the 17-member Classics Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied by six talented high school jazz artists from the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory. Performances take place for San Diego County elementary students at 9:45 AM and 11:30 AM on May 24th and 25th, 2022 at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. Tickets are available at classics4kids.org. All programs will be produced in a safe setting in accordance with Public Health regulations.
Francis Parker is hosting their 12th annual Summer Jazz Workshop. This program provides a unique opportunity for middle and high school-aged students to study with some of San Diego's most gifted professional jazz performers and educators.
It’s Mardi Gras in May! The Gator By The Bay Festival returns this year (May 5-8th) at Spanish Landing Park (across from the airport). This spirited 4-day music & food festival features entertainment for the whole family! There will be 7 Stages with non-stop music! Zydeco, Blues, Cajun, Swing, Salsa, Country & Jazz. Bring your appetite as there will be delicious Creole & Cajun Food including 10,000 pounds of live crawfish straight from Louisiana! There will be cooking demos by Southern chefs and free dance lessons by some of the finest instructors in the country! Kids 17 and under admitted free. Tickets and information is available at the Gator By The Bay Festival website.
The New York Times says trumpet powerhouse and American best-selling artist Chris Botti dazzles with both “flickering intimacy and thundering grandiosity.” The La Jolla Music Society announces Chris Botti's return to San Diego on Friday, April 8th when he plays at the Balboa Theatre. The concert begins at 8PM. Here's the link for more information and tickets.
March is Women's History Month and KSDS-FM is celebrating by shining the spotlight on the women making an impact on the current jazz scene. Instrumentalists as opposed to singers (although some do both). Listen every weekday throughout the month to hear our daily featured artist.