Jazz 88.3 Blog
|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 2016-2017 season. The remaining concert is Curtis Taylor on July 28th and many more in the months ahead. 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!
Mark 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
! COMING UP Thursday, July 28th...Charlie Arbelaez Quartet! MORE ON THIS SUMMER'S LINEUP
|Jazz 88.3 is proud to be a supporter of the 14th Annual UCSD Jazz Camp, happening June 19th-25th! Jazz Camp at UCSD is a five-day summer program designed for intermediate to advance-level jazz musicians, ages 14-adult. Students will work directly with faculty and internationally renowned jazz artists, exploring styles ranging from classic, to bebop, to contemporary open-form. Students receive one-on-one and small group instruction. Together, Jazz 88. and UCSD are offering a full-tuition scholarship for (1) adult and (1) youth. The deadline to apply for each scholarship is Wednesday, May 18th. And, be sure to mention KSDS - Jazz 88.3 when you apply! (Please note: Scholarships do not include room and board). Awardees will be selected Thursday, May 19th. Click here to apply, or for more details. Good luck! |
|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!
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
for more pictures from a fantastic events!
|Jazz Live in May will be bringing a Grammy-nominated drummer, composer and producer to the Saville Theatre TONIGHT at 8pm. Gerry Gibbs is one of the hottest jazz artists around these days and Jazz 88.3 is thrilled to have him and his Thrasher Quartet (featuring Rob Hardt on flute/clarinet) to the Saville Theatre. This will be a special night because Gerry will be leading his band through Jazz interpretations of R&B classics. If you are a valid Jazz 88 member you can reserve your tickets in the Speakeasy. As always, use that parking pass. ||
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