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Jazz Live- Gilbert Castellanos and his Young Lions

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Posted on:January 3, 2020

Jazz Live is happening NOW! It features, for the first time, Gilbert Castellanos' Young Lions Jazz Conservatory Big Band to the Saville stage. Gilbert will be playing along side these tremendously talented kids. Please pick up your tickets no later than 7:30pm as they will be released to the public after that time. You need to be a valid Jazz 88 member to go to this concert. You can make your reservations in the SpeakeasyAny questions about membership can be answered by the membership team or you can call 619-388-3037. As always, thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop, located in University Heights (Park Blvd.) for all of our Jazz Live artists. If you are going remember that good ole' parking pass!

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center

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Posted on:December 16, 2019

The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center is presenting "Fred Hersch: A Solo Piano Concert in Memory of Loraine Stern," Monday, April 13th at 7:30PM at the David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre. A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music’s course over more than three decades. A solo performance by Hersch is an elegant, pensive and playful invitation to explore the possibilities of both the instrument and the song. Tickets can be purchased here.

The 2019 Holiday Membership Drive

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Posted on:December 12, 2019

Jazz 88.3's 2019 Holiday Membership Drive was a big success! Thank you so much for your support. We welcomed many new and renewing members and the music will continue to thrive because of it. If you missed your chance to call during the drive you can still donate towards the campaign by clicking here. We are now running SOUNDS OF THE SEASON, brought to you by KSDS and California Coast Credit Union. It will conclude at 11:59PM on Christmas Day. Many thanks to Dave Grudt and Ken Borgers for making it happen. Happy Holidays! Here is the top ten list from our most recent drive:

1. Bill Evans

2. Billie Holiday

3. Ornette Coleman 

4. Louis Armstrong

5. Pat Metheny

6. Paul Desmond

7. Count Basie

8. Duke Ellington

9. Herbie Hancock

10Coleman Hawkins

RETIRED INCLUDES: Miles Davis (Fall 2015), John Coltrane (Spring 2016), Frank Sinatra (Fall 2016), Ella Fitzgerald (Spring 2017), Thelonious Monk (Fall 2017), Dave Brubeck (Spring 2018), Stan Getz (Fall 2018), Nina Simone (End of Year 2018), Chet Baker (Spring 2019). Charlie Parker (Fall 2019)

VOLUNTEER- THE JAZZ88 PLEDGE DRIVE

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Posted on:November 19, 2019

The 2019 Holiday Pledge drive will begin December 5th (and runs through the 12th) and we need your help. If you are a passionate Jazz88 listener sign up to become a volunteer and help us answer phones. You will meet all sorts of great people- jazz88 hosts, fellow listeners and members, and various business and restaurant owners. We have various shifts available that can fit your schedule. If you would like to know more about volunteering or becoming a superviser you can contact Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301 or by e-mailing him at kenb@jazz88.org. SIGN-UP here to volunteer. If you are volunteering this is where you can access your DAILY PARKING PASS (scroll all the way down the page).

Holiday Jazz Live- December 9th

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Posted on:November 19, 2019

Our SOLD OUT Holiday Jazz Live is happening Monday, Monday, December 9th and it will feature vocalist James Tormé. He is the son of the late legend Mel Tormé and will be bringing a swinging band to the Saville stage. The evening will be billed as "Tormé for the Holidays." Please pick up your tickets no later than 7:30pm as they will be released to the public after that time. The show is SOLD OUT but unclaimed tickets can be picked up at 7:30pm the night of the show. Any questions about membership can be answered by the membership team or you can call Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301. As always, thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop, located in University Heights (Park Blvd.). If you are going remember that good ole' parking pass!

In Honor of Veterans Day

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Posted on:November 7, 2019

Tune in to KSDS TODAY on Veterans Day as we pay tribute to all the military men and women who have served our country. The day will feature rare and exclusive audio of past Armed Forces Radio Network broadcasts and many more surprises. All day today, a special Veterans Day radio salute only on KSDS. Veterans, thank you for your service.   

Second Annual Sinatra-themed Fundraising Dinner

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Posted on:October 29, 2019

We hope to be seeing you TONIGHT for our second annual evening with musicians and close associates of Frank Sinatra. This year we welcome Saxophonist Gene Cipriano. “Cip,” as he is affectionately called, is a legendary reedman and one of Hollywood’s most recorded musicians. In addition to his time with Sinatra, his impressive career includes recordings with Henry Mancini, Natalie Cole, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney, and Miles Davis.  YOU will have a chance to hear his stories (and ask questions) about the one and only, Frank Sinatra. Your $88.30 ticket to this KSDS fundraising event includes a three-course dinner for 2 at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Downtown San Diego (doors open at 6pm- dinner at 7pm) plus, you will receive a one-year Jazz 88 membership. Single Tickets are available. Call now to make your last minute reservation- 619-388-3301 or e-mail us at info@jazz88.org. Hurry, there are only a few seats remaining.

JAZZ LIVE HIATUS (for November)

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Posted on:October 29, 2019

Jazz Live will be taking a hiatus in November. There will be NO Jazz Live this month. However, we hope to see you for our Holiday Jazz Live on December 9th. Stay tuned for details in the coming weeks of who will be performing. 

Art Blakey Celebration and a Dual Film Presentation

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Posted on:October 9, 2019

Tune in ALL DAY TODAY, as we celebrate Art Blakey’s 100th birthday. KSDS is featuring Art Blakey and Jazz Messenger Alumni exclusively up until 6pm. Special giveaways, interviews and of course, music, relating to Art Blakey and his Messengers throughout the years will be played all day long. TONIGHT we have a live Blakey celebration at the Saville with a film showing at 730PM. The film will also celebrate 80 Years of Blue Note Records. The presentation will be given by Station Manager, Ken Poston and will feature rare film clips including Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Horace Silver, Clifford Brown, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, Sonny Rollins, Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Benny Golson, Cannonball Adderley, James Moody, J.J. Johnson and more. It is open to the public and NO parking permit is required (Lot 8). We will see there!

Camarada 2019-2020 Season

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Posted on:October 7, 2019

Jazz 88.3 has partnered again with Camarada for their 2019-2020 season! The season continues with Gold Rush, April 16 (6:30PM). It's REMIXX @ Bread & Salt in the heart of Barrio Logan (1955 Julian Ave). Be ready to be suprised and delighted – pure gold vibes: Music that is classical to country and a dash of disco-
flute, trumpet, violin, bass, guitar, drums. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!