Jazz 88.3 will honor Black History month by highlighting how African-Americans have created and advanced the art form of Jazz. Each year KSDS chooses a significant aspect of African-American culture and this year’s focus is the Harlem Renaissance. Harlem has inspired countless jazz pieces but also significant literature and art. Listen every weekday, all month long, for a different historical aspect of the cultural mecca of Harlem. The segments can also be visualized at Jazz88.org. A look at Harlem’s history every weekday during Black History Month, only on KSDS, Jazz 88.3. Click here to view all the segments.
Camarada's 2018 season is in full-swing! Up Next: "Calypso Heat" happening Sunday, April 15th at the Mingei (6:30PM). Camarada takes a trip to the Caribbean to explore the music that pulses through the islands. Leonard sings “Jamaica Farewell” and the humorous “Monkey Song”, both made famous by Harry Belafonte. Peter’s parents had those records and their influence can be felt on his original songs “Musica Del Mar” and “Cali Calypso”. The pace slows down and they do a sensitive reading of “Oh Shenandoah” which is a song about a river and water, kind of far from the islands but perhaps related in some metaphysical way. This is bound to be one spectacular show! For further details, or to purchase tickets, click here!
The Joint will be Jumpin at the next Jazz LiveTONIGHTat 8pm. Pianist, ELEW has cross-over success in rock and pop but began his career as a jazz purist, playing as a sideman for jazz artists like Wynton Marsalis, Cassandra Wilson, Elvin Jones, Jon Hendricks, and Roy Hargrove as well as performing as a member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. ELEW comes to the Saville Theatre for the first time and will help us celebrate Black History Month by celebrating Harlem through his piano. There will be a film presentation by Ken Poston that will focus on Jazz and the Harlem Renaissance. The film will start at approximately 7:15pm. The concert is for Jazz 88 members only. As always, Thanks toBig Front Door Sandwich Shopfor providing food for the Jazz Live artists. Also--the "Eat Your Heart Out" gourmet food truck will be on site--so, bring your appetite! Remember, that good ole' parking pass and come hungry, because a food truck will be on site!
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the San Diego Symphonyas they present: "Miles Davis' Kind of Blue--In Concert, April 28th--part of their Jazz @ the Jacobs concert series! Miles Davis released his classic Kind of Blue album in 1959; it subsequently became one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time and changed the possibilities of jazz forever. Jazz @ The Jacobs Series Curator, Gilbert Castellanos will present a live performance of every track of Kind of Blue in collaboration with some of today’s hottest young jazz artists. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
San Diego Dance Theater Presents: New Year with Janus, happening Friday-Sunday, January 19th-21st at the Saville Theatre, right here on the San Diego City College campus! Choreography by Jean Isaacs, Trystan Loucado, and Gina and Kyle Sorensen performed by 12 of the region's most exciting dancers. Founded in 1972 as a 501(c)3 professional company, the San Diego Dance Theater (SDDT) has for 45 years enriched the cultural life of San Diego through countless dance concerts and training for young dancers. They are also known for their cross-border projects, site-specific Trolley Dances, summer dance workshops, and for the sheer beauty of our dancers. This is certainly one show you won't want to miss! For specific show times and/or to purchase tickets, simply click here!
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.