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Jazz Live- Nutcracker Sweets
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 15, 2017
The December 12 Jazz Live 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. 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 food truck will be on site!
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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 Up: Grammy-nominated vocalist Rene Marie & Experiment In Truth (with John Chin, piano; Elias Bailey, bass; and Quentin Baxter, Jr., drums) happening Wednesday, November 15th at TSRI at 7:30PM. In a span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances, vocalist René Marie has cemented her reputation as not only a singer but also a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of past generations, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style. Her body of work is musical, but it’s more than just music. It’s an exploration of the bright and dark corners of the human experience, and an affirmation of the power of the human spirit. 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

Jazz Live- Trombonist Scott Whitfield
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 10, 2017
Jazz Live welcomes acclaimed trombonist, Scott Whitfield, as he marks his debut at the Saville Theatre TONIGHT at 8PM. This composer, bandleader and arranger will be fronting a great band for an unforgettable night of music- Ira Nepus- trombone, Jeff Colella- piano, Jennifer Leitham- bass, Kendall Kay- drums. The concert is for Jazz 88 members only. 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 food trucks will be on site!
"CrossCurrents" at LJMS
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 6, 2017
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support La Jolla Music Society as they present: CrossCurrents. Bridging both directions of inspiration between jazz and the music of India, Crosscurrents is an international super-group led by 2017 NEA Jazz Master and Grammy® Award-winning bassist Dave Holland and the world’s foremost tabla virtuoso, Zakir Hussain. Joining the duo onstage is acclaimed saxophone player Chris Potter and renowned composer/vocalist Shankar Mahadevan. The show takes place Sunday, October 29th at 8PM at Balboa Theatre in the heart of downtown. For more information, or to purchase tickets, simply click here!
An Evening with Gregory Porter
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 6, 2017
Mark your calendars, because legendary vocalist, Gregory Porter will grace Balboa Theatre, Friday, November 3rd at 8PM. An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidified his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with the release of Take Me to the Alley, the much-anticipated follow-up to his million-selling Grammy-winning 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. This is one spectacular show you simply won't want to miss! To purchase tickets, click here!
Ramsey Lewis at Balboa Theatre
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 4, 2017
Ramsey Lewis and his Electric Band will grace Balboa Theatre, tomorrow night (Thursday, October 5th) at 7:30PM. Known internationally for chart-topping hits such as “Hang on Sloopy” and “The In Crowd,” three-time Grammy winner Ramsey Lewis continues to perform in the U.S. and abroad with a wide variety of artists and musicians, performing polished setlists that showcase jazz and popular standards, including his own hits. The composer and pianist’s current tour celebrates the 50th anniversary of his hit albums “Hang on Ramsey” and “The In Crowd.” This is certainly one show you absolutely won't want to miss! To purchase tickets, simply click here!
San Diego Trolley Dances
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 26, 2017
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support San Diego Dance Theater as they present: Jean Isaac's San Diego Trolley Dances, happening this Saturday and Sunday, October 7th, and 8th! San Diego Dance Theater's 19th annual Trolley Dances will bring original site specific dances to the MTS Blue Line starting at the Cool Down Coffee at the E Street Trolley Station in Chula Vista. This year's tour, which will be facilitated by 75 trained tour guides, will take audiences from Chula Vista, through National City, to downtown San Diego and its beautiful New Central Public Library. To purchase tickets, click here!
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