Jazz 88.3 Blog
|Our June Membership Drive was a tremendous success. We heard from old members who re-joined the family and welcomed in a slew of new members. The station can only do what we do because of YOUR SUPPORT, so thank you. On behalf of the entire staff, we wish you a great summer and look forward to the many years of music ahead. Check out the poll results that we conducted during the drive for the favorite artist(s). |
|Jazz fans in San Diego and across the world showed their support for Live, Human-Programmed and Presented, Jazz and Blues Radio at KSDS San Diego's Jazz 88.3 with their financial support during our 2016 Spring Membership Campaign AND by telling us their favorite Jazz and Blues Artists. Here is the top 10 artists as indicated by new donors and members during the campaign. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!|
01. John Coltrane
02. Dave Brubeck
03. Bill Evans
04. Billie Holiday
05. Louis Armstrong
06. Count Basie
07. Frank Sinatra
08. Duke Ellington
09. Sarah Vaughan
10. Stan Getz
|San Diego Jazz Artists are hard at work creating new releases for 2016 and beyond! The San Diego Jazz Journalism community is on the case, writing reviews and getting interviews. #SDJazz fans are talking about it on Blogs and Social Media sites like SoundDiego and hearing the music and voices on shows like Jazz 88.3's Jazz Live San Diego, Afternoon Jazz, with more shows and interviews on-demand in the Jazz 88 Speakeasy! |
One of the esteemed Jazz Journalists in San Diego, Robert Bush, has promised more reviews of new work from artists like "... Ian Tordella, Rob Thorsen, Danny Green, Butch Lacy +Mark Dresser, Peter Kuhn, Nathan Hubbard just off the top of my head", so looking forward to that! The San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Troubador, SD Free Press, and more are publishing all the time!
Lori Bell's "Brooklyn Dreaming" gets us started...more to come, we promise!
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
for reviews, interviews, and comments...
|Al Di Meola will hit the Music Box Stage on Wednesday, June 15th at 8PM. A bona fide guitar hero and perennial poll-winner, Al Di Meola has been recognized internationally over the past four decades as virtuoso of the highest order. A prolific composer and prodigious six-string talent, Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others. This is going to be one epic concert! Please Note: This event is 21+. Click here for more information, or to purchase tickets! |
Jackson Design and Remodeling
has a new extension to their brand: a 9,000 sq. ft. selection center called Home Expressions
! The grand opening will be Saturday, June 18th from 12-4PM and will be one to remember because you'll have the chance to not only explore Home Expressions, but you'll also have the chance to meet Jeff Lewis
, star of Bravo’s “Flipping Out,” and
enjoy music by Gilbert Castellanos
! You can also enjoy food, a champagne toast, and mingle with your San Diego friends and neighbors. Home Expressions
is located at 8135 Ronson Rd., San Diego, CA 92111 (right next door to Jackson Design and Remodeling). RSVP is required--click here
to do so! It's going to be an inspiring and lively open house you truly won't want to miss!
|Jazz 88.3 is very proud to support the Athenaeum's 2017 season. Up next: Ralph Towner on March 2nd! The Athenaeum is a 501(c) 3 and is devoted exclusively to music and art! To become a member of the Athenaeum and/or for more information, simply click here! MORE ON THE SERIES' ARTISTS...|
Jazz 88.3's annual Summertime Jazz Night Rooftop Concert Series
returns to the stunning Westgate Hotel
)! While you're there, you'll not only enjoy live Latin music by Conrad Herwig's Latin-Side All-Stars (which includes: Bill O'Connell- piano. Alex Sipiagin- trumpet, Ruben Rodriguez- bass, Robby Ameen- drums and Fausto Cuevas- congas and, Conrad Herwig- trombone)
, but also an array of Latin-inspired fare and cocktails.
In addition, Chris Springer, host of Jazz 88.3's Latin Grooves, will be your host! So mark your calendars and plan to usher in summer with your favorite jazz and blues radio station! Please Note
: Admission is $20 per person
and you must
to attend. We'll see you there!
|An All-Star Trumpet Summit heads to the Saville Theatre for Jazz Live on June 28th. The horns include Bobby Shew, Chuck Findley, Steve Huffsteter and Ron Stout. The rhythm section is also stellar- Mike Wofford (p), Dean Hulett (b) and Duncan Moore (dr). Tonight's show is SOLD OUT but if you get to the saville at 7:30p there's a chance you can get some unreleased tickets. When you arrive for the show be sure to display your parking pass. |
Slide into summer TONIGHT (8:30-11PM)
, with a Cuban-inspired jazz jam, featuring Amistad Cubana
--a high-intensity Cuban dance music group from Guanabacoa, Cuba! Feliciano, on bass
, is distinctively considered as the pinnacle of modern Cuban bass and renowned by many as the pioneer bassist of the Timba style. Feliciano has worked with musical titans such as Emiliano Salvador, Chucho Valdés, David Murray, and Maraca. Eugenio, on drums
, is a conservatory professor of Cuban percussion, and for over 20 years served as percussionist for prestigious singer Pablo Milanés. Ignacio, on guitar
, played for over ten years in the Tropicana club in Cuba with Giraldo Piloto and Paquito de Rivera. Cristina, on vocals
, is their lead singer. The band plays a variety of songs from traditional Cuban Son to modern Cuban Timba, all written by or re-arranged by Feliciano. They'll be performing songs from the new album: "Llego la Amistad"--you simply won't want to miss it!
your calendars because it's going to be one jam-packed jazz-inspired summer! Every Thursday, from 6:30-9:30PM
, jazz enthusiasts can groove to the sounds of Southern California’s finest jazz artists alongside The Westgate Hotel's
luxurious pool that's set against the backdrop of downtown San Diego’s skyline. The 3rd annual Sunset Poolside Jazz Series will not only feature jazz entertainment, but will also offer a selection of traditional and craft cocktails, fine whiskey, wine, beer, and
an array of gourmet appetizers and tapas. For more information and to check out the entire summer line-up, click here
! MORE ON THIS SUMMER'S LINEUP
City College Student Radio|
Pat Launer's Center Stage