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LIVE AT LEFTYS 5 to 9pm, FEB 29TH

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:February 22, 2024

On the final night of this leap-year-February, an exclusive KSDS membership event worthy of the all-too-rare February 29th. We’ll be at the beautiful outdoor patio at Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria in Mission Hills and have a BEEFED UP “Jazz Across America: Chicago” listening party and concert. That’s a Jazz Night in America: Chicago listening party, all-you-can-eat buffet from Lefty’s, and a live concert celebrating that historic collaboration between Cannonball and Coltrane…all for just $60/person. A few seats remain so reserve your spot ASAP by DONATING NOW.  Or call 619-388-3037.

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A Prez Day- Monday, February 19th

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:February 10, 2024

KSDS will be celebrating a different kind of President today.  Join us as we salute the "PREZ," Lester Young. We will play his music throughout the day focusing on the different periods of his illustrious career. And, at 7PM (Pacific), Loren Schoenberg, one of the foremost experts on Lester Young, will delve deep into Lester's career. There will be rare recordings, clips, interviews, and, of course, music. KSDS gets Prezidential- beginning at 7am. 

Sounds of the Season-2023!

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:December 22, 2023

12 Days of Sinatra Replay

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:November 28, 2023

The holidays are for family, friends….and Frank. We’ve heard from many of you and as a late holiday gift to you we will be replaying all 12 Days of Sinatra consecutively on New Year’s Eve, beginning at 7PM. The world’s foremost Sinatra experts and insiders—the men who’ve literally written the books on Frank—will bring you the music—and the stories—from each major period of Sinatra’s life and career. So, join us as we RE-Gift all the 12 Days of Sinatra to you- all 12 episodes played consecutively in its entirety beginning on New Year’s Eve at 7PM.  

Here's the 12 Days of Sinatra schedule, all times are approximate:

NYE- 7PM- 1st Day of Sinatra: The Early Years  1935-42 hosted by Will Friedwald
NYE- 9PM- 2nd Day of Sinatra: The Columbia Years 1943-49 hosted by Ken Poston
NYE- 11PM- 3rd Day of Sinatra: The Radio Years hosted by Chuck Granata
NYD- 1AM- 4th Day of Sinatra: The Fall and Rise hosted by Will Friedwald
NYD- 3AM- 5th Day of Sinatra: Frank and Nelson hosted by Will Friedwald
NYD- 5AM- 6th Day of Sinatra: The Capitol Years hosted by Loren Schoenberg
NYD- 7AM- 7th Day of Sinatra: The Movies hosted by Chuck Granata
NYD- 9AM- 8th Day of Sinatra: Early Reprise Years 1960-65 hosted by Loren Schoenberg
NYD- 11AM- 9th Day of Sinatra: The Concert Years hosted by Ken Poston
NYD- 1PM- 10th Day of Sinatra: The Rat Pack hosted by Ken Poston
NYD- 3PM- 11th Day of Sinatra: Inside the Studio  hosted by Chuck Granata
NYD- 5PM- 12th Day: Reprise-The Main Event hosted by Will Friedwald

 

KSDS Remembers Clifford Brown- October 30th

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:October 23, 2023

KSDS-FM remembers Clifford. This Morning, KSDS will celebrate the birthday of trumpeter Clifford Brown. This fundraising event will focus on the way too short career of one of the most influential horn players in the history of jazz. We will feature segments throughout the day that follow his journey as a trumpeter and composer and offer great thank you gifts for your donation during this special birthday celebration, beginning at 9AM today.

Celebration of Life for Robert Bush

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:October 20, 2023

The San Diego Jazz Community is invited to a celebration of life for Robert Bush. He was a beloved brother, father, uncle, grandfather and an invaluable friend and voice of the jazz and music scene in San Diego and beyond. The event in this Saturday at 3:30PM at the Athenaeum Art Center located at 1955 Julian Ave in San Diego. If you wish to attend please RSVP by e-mailing us at JAZZINSANDIEGO@gmail.com. Also, there is a Go Fund page set up for this event. Kindly search Robert M Bush Celebration of Life.

Rest in Peace Robert Bush

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:October 20, 2023

KSDS friend and former contributor Robert Bush passed away on October 20th from his battle with cancer. The San Diego Jazz Community has lost one of the true advocates for the art form. His writings and perspectives and passion for Jazz, and all music, was immense.

Our thoughts go out to Robert Bush’s family and friends. We will miss him, Rest in Peace Robert.

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

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Posted on:October 10, 2023

In our most recent fall pledge drive we partnered with the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance to offer two tickets to either the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo Safari Park to as part of our fundraising efforts.

Congratulations to the lucky winners and thank you to the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance for its support of Jazz 88:

Adrienne Bell, Pietro DiGammarino, Larry Janes, Marta Glena Davila, Jerry Conklin

The 2023 Fall Membership Drive

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:October 1, 2023

KSDS/Jazz 88.3's 2023 Fall Membership Drive has concluded! We welcomed many new and renewing members and the music will continue to thrive because of it. If you would like to donate towards the campaign you can do so by clicking here. Here is the Top Ten Artist Poll we conducted for the drive. Please tune in all day tomorrow to hear all these great artists:

  1. Louis Armstrong
  2. Gilbert Castellanos
  3. Art Pepper
  4. Duke Ellington
  5. Tony Bennett
  6. Cal Tjader
  7. Count Basie
  8. Nat King Cole
  9. Herbie Hancock
  10. Sonny Rollins

Retirees include: 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, Bill Evans- End of Year 2019, Billie Holiday- Fall 2022, Vince Guaraldi- Spring 2023

 

NEW- Jazz Across America t-shirt!

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:August 24, 2023