Jazz 88.3 Blog
KSDS is celebrating San Diego’s rich jazz heritage with some very special concerts! The second one will be TONIGHT
at 7:30PM at Hoover High School
and it will celebrate the informal beginning of The Gerry Mulligan Sextet
. The group only lasted a couple of years but was one of the most unique small groups in jazz history and is often overlooked. Out of all of Mulligan’s ensembles, the sextet was one of his favorites. This is not
a re-creation of the original concert, rather a celebration of it! We will be forming a group of world-class jazz musicians to perform the original arrangements and it will be a rare opportunity to hear the music played live. Pete Christlieb will be filling the baritone chair
and Harry Allen
(tenor) will play the Zoot Sims book. Ron Stout (trumpet), Linda Small (trombone), Jim Hughart (bass). Kendall Kay (drums) and Mike Wofford (piano)
are also tapped for this special night. Tickets are only $20 (cash only if you're paying at the door the night of the concert
)! Make your reservation NOW by calling 619-388-3743.
|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).
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
for the set list for the concert, video of the panel discussion, and photos from the evening at "The Del"...
|Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily's D+Evolution, happening TONIGHT at 8PM at The Music Box, located in Little Italy. Esperanza will undeniably captivate the audience with her latest eclectic project, which is centered around rekindling her childhood interests in theater, poetry and movement. This is certainly one show you simply won't want to miss! Doors open at 6:30PM, sharp! Click here for tickets. |
|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 is OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT! One of the pioneers of Latin Jazz graces the stage TONIGHT for Jazz Live. Mr. Bongo, Jack Costanzo will be bringing his Latin Combustion Band to the Saville Theatre for a night of music you don't want to miss. Be sure to print the parking pass for the night of the show! |
|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...
- MALOU BEAUVOIR – “IS THIS LOVE”
- MEL CARTER – “CONTINUES…”
- DARRYN FARRUGIA – “SEEDS”
- LETIZIA GAMBI – “BLUE MONDAY”
- MATT KANE & THE KANSAS CITY GENERATIONS SEXTET – “ACKNOWLEDGEMENT”
- KEVIN MAHOGANY – “VIENNA AFFAIR”
- MINGS AND CRAIG – “DAY BY DAY”
- DANNY MIXON – “PASS IT ON”
- NUANCE CRUSADERS – “BEGINNINGS”
- SUE PALMER & HER MOTEL SWING ORCHESTRA – “THE THUNDERBIRD SESSIONS”
- ARCHIE THOMPSON & THE ARCH TONES ALL-STARS – “JAZZ VESPERS, VOL.3”
- CHRISTIAN WINTHER – “REFUGE IN SOUND”
READ THE FULL ARTICLE
for links to artists websites, release reviews, and additional listening notes from the Jazz 88 Music staff....
|Jennifer Leitham stopped by the Jazz 88.3 studios to chat with Claudia Russell, host of The Jazz Ride Home (Weekdays, 4-8pm PT), about her Thursday, March 3 appearance at the Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour at the Lafayette Hotel, her recent release "Mood(S)wings", and long journey in Jazz music. Check out the interview and GET HAPPY!|
The San Diego City College Dramatic Arts Program presents the world premiere of the Festival of New Plays. Performances are THIS Friday and Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. in the new Black Box Theatre at City College in the Arts and Humanties Building (AH)
. As the first production in the 98-seat Black Box Theatre, City College is inaugurating the space by introducing seven original scripts written by City College students. There will be a talk-back with the playwrights following the performance this Friday (March 11). Here is the ticket information
City College Student Radio|
Pat Launer's Center Stage