|Duke Ellington's 117th birthday was celebrated with a special film presentation and a concert by the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SDSCPA) Jazz Ensemble on Friday, April 29, 2016 at San Diego City College's Saville Theater. The event was a special celebration as it was a final performance by the SDSCPA Jazz Ensemble as they prepare to represent San Diego as 1 of only 15 ensembles in North America to compete in the Essentially Ellington competition in New York City, May 5-7, 2016. |
Enjoy the full concert audio from the Jazz 88 Speakeasy!
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for more pictures from a fantastic events!
|Some of the best of San Diego Jazz, including The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio, Euphoria Brass Band, and Gilbert Castellanos will be featured at Jazz On Tap, Saturday, April 30, 2016, a benefit for Water For People, a charity working to bring safe drinking water and sanitation to developing countries around the world. Matt Smith and Euphoria's Drew Miller (also host of Jazz 88.3's Second Line Parade, Saturday 7-8pm PT) dropped by Afternoon Jazz with Claudia on Friday, April 29, 2016 to chat about the event and the state of San Diego Jazz. LISTEN IN!|
|Saturday, April 9, KSDS will bring the curtain up on a whole new lineup of weekend programming, with some old favorites and new shows as well. Join us next Saturday for the new sound of Jazz and Blues on Jazz 88.3, KSDS.
|San Diego's KSDS-FM Jazz 88.3 celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month April 2016 with Smithsonian Jazz with some fantastic events to highlight "the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz", shining a spotlight on the role of Jazz in San Diego in the past, present, and future. |READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
for details on just some of the events planned to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month 2016 and the month's featured artist!
- “DAVE ANDERSON’S BLUE INNUENDO”
- CHERYL BENTYNE – “LOST LOVE SONGS”
- MICHAEL BLAKE – “FULFILLMENT”
- BILL CHARLAP TRIO – “NOTES FROM NEW YORK”
- GEORGE COLEMAN – “A MASTER SPEAKS”
- MATT CRISCUOLO – “THE DIALOGUE”
- JON CROWLEY – “I WALK AMONGST THE HUMANS”
- ELI DEGIBRI – “CLIFF HANGIN’”
- MARTY ELKINS – “WALKIN’ BY THE RIVER”
- JACKIE GAGE – “SIREN SONGS”
- SOCRATES GARCIA – “BACK HOME”
- HIROMI – “SPARK”
- KARL LATHAM – “LIVING STANDARDS”
- ALLISON MILLER’S TIC BOOM – “OTIS WAS A POLAR BEAR”
- JASON MILES – “TO GROVER WITH LOVE: LIVE IN JAPAN”
- BRUCE TORFF – “DOWN THE LINE”
- YELLOWJACKETS – “COHEARANCE”
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for links to artists websites, release reviews, and additional listening notes from the Jazz 88 Music staff....
|Coming up on the next session of The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, airing Tuesday, March 22, 2016, Midnight to 2am, then available for On-Demand Streaming (Podcast coming soon) later Tuesday morning...|
Danny Green Trio "Altered Narratives" Interview
Pianist Danny Green stops by to chat about his latest and third release with his Trio (Justin Grinnell bass and Julien Cantelm drums), "Altered Narratives".
Sue Palmer "The Thunderbird Sessions" Interview
Hear San Diego Jazz history being made when an all-star band recreated the music of Barney Kessel's "Some Like It Hot" in the ballroom at the Hotel Del Coronado on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The inaugural concert in the San Diego Jazz Heritage Series presented by KSDS-FM, San Diego's Jazz 88.3 included dinner and a panel discussion led by Jazz 88.3 Station Manager and Los Angeles Jazz Institute Founder Ken Poston and featuring Gene Cipriano, multi-decade veteran of the Hollywood film industry and the man who "ghosted" the saxophone parts played by Tony Curtis in the movie "Some Like It Hot" which was filmed at the same Hotel Del in 1959.
The band for the event included Larry Koonse (g), Gene Cipriano (reeds), Carl Saunders (trumpet), Christian Jacob (piano), Darek Oles (bass), Kendall Kay (drums).
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for the set list for the concert, video of the panel discussion, and photos from the evening at "The Del"...
|Phyllis Kessel, widow of the great Jazz Guitarist Barney Kessel, chats with Claudia Russell, hosts of The Jazz Ride Home (Weekdays, 4-8pm PT) about the life and music of Barney which will be celebrated at "Some Like It Hot" at the Hotel Del Coronado on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7pm. Phyllis and Claudia also talk about some items from the Barney Kessel archive that Phyllis brought in to share, including items related to Mr. Kessell's arrangements of music inspired by the 1959 movie "Some Like It Hot" which was filmed at the Hotel Del Coronado. Barney and Phyllis were residents of San Diego during the later part of Barney's life before he passed away in 2004. Mrs. Kessel came by the Jazz 88 studios for the interview on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. |READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE
for a great photo of Claudia and Phyllis...
|Our next Jazz Live San Diego is Tuesday with one of the pioneers of Latin Jazz, Mr. Bongo himself, Jack Costanzo IS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT! He will be bringing his Latin Combustion Band in for a night of music you don't want to miss! LISTEN TO THE JAZZ LIVE PREVIEW, featuring excerpts from the biography of Jack Constanzo and music from his long career. Jazz 88.3 Members can MAKE YOUR RESERVATION FOR 2 FREE TICKETS in the Jazz 88.3 Speakeasy. Additional tickets can be purchased by calling 619-388-3743!|READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
for Links to Biographical information about Jack Costanzo and the music featured in the preview...
Pat Launer's Center Stage
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