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Lou Curtiss Documentary

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:June 9, 2023

Yale Strom (“The Last Klezmer”, “American Socialist: The Life & Times of Eugene Victor Debs”) explores the life and work of Lou Curtiss in a documentary called "Recordially, Yours- Lou Curtiss."  Here's a trailer for the film.  Lou was the creator of the San Diego Folk Festival, Adams Ave. Unplugged Festival, audiophile, folklorist, author, raconteur, radio host and proprietor of Folk Arts Rare Records, a mecca for some of the most celebrated American roots musicians in America (Jack Tempchin, Jason Mraz, Tom Brousseau, A.J. Croce, George Winston, Sue Palmer, Alison Brown, Tomcat Courtney, Tom Waits, Gregory Page, Mike Seeger, Sam Hinton, Sam Chatmon and many others). Archival footage, live interviews and music tell the story of this San Diego icon and unsung hero. The film opens on June 23rd at Digital Gym CinemaHere is a link for tickets and information. 

Chris Botti returns to San Diego- June 15th 2023

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:June 6, 2023

Trumpeter Chris Botti will be playing at the Magnolia in El Cajon on Thursday, June 15th (7pm). Chris Botti has thoroughly established himself as one of the important, innovative figures of the contemporary music world. Information and tickets can be found here.

Rob Bush Benefit Concert

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:June 1, 2023

On Monday, June 19th from 6PM to 8PM there will be a very special benefit concert for jazz writer Robert Bush. Robert is having some serious medical issues and we need the San Diego music community to step up. It will be held at Tio Leos- 5302 Napa Street in San Diego. Musicians that already slated to appear are Gilbert Castellanos, Holly Hofmann, Mike Wofford, Christopher Hollyday, Joshua White, Mikan Zlatkovich, Marshall Hawkins, Justin Grinnell, Rob Thorsen, Duncan Moore, Richard Sellers, Jim Plank, Bob Boss, Louis V and many more. Donations can be made directly to Rob through Venmo. User name is Robert-Bush-158.

Al DiMeola returns to San Diego- June 7th 2023

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:May 31, 2023

Guitar great Al Di Meola will be playing at the Magnolia in El Cajon on Wednesday, June 7th. The former Return to Forever guitarist is known for his works in Jazz fusion and World music. Information and tickets can be found here.

 

KSDS Broadcast Signal Is Down/Intermittent

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:May 1, 2023

KSDS apologizes about our broadcast signal today. We are working on the issue and hope to have it resolved in the next few hours. Thank you all for reaching out to let us. It is always reassuring to hear from so many people. We are grateful for your understanding and patience. Note- Our stream is working just fine so please download the KSDS APP (Android or iPhone). You can also use this direct streaming link in the meantime. We apologize for the inconvenience- https://ksds-ice.streamguys1.com/ksds.mp3. Wednesday- 3:10PM

Jazz at the Ballroom- Get Out of Town!

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:April 27, 2023

Jazz at the Ballroom announces Get Out of Town!. This concert will be on Saturday, May 13th at 8PM at the Californai Center for the Arts- Escondido. It’s a swinging tour of the country through American Songbook! The birthplace of the Songbook was New York but that didn’t stop musicians from creating a catalogue of memorable tunes about other cities. It’s a show of recognizable standards with a dozen stops in places like Chicago, Rhode Island, Alabama, San Francisco, and even down Route 66.

KSDS Celebrates Duke!

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:April 26, 2023

KSDS is celebrating the one and only Duke Ellington. Duke’s birthday is Saturday so KSDS will be playing classic and rare recordings throughout the day today all connected to Duke. KSDS will also air Ellington’s extended works at the top of each hour. Celebrating the one and only Duke Ellington, HAPPENING NOW. Only on KSDS, San Diego’s Jazz 88.3 and Jazz 88.org.

KSDS- The 2023 Spring Membership Drive

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:April 2, 2023

KSDS/Jazz 88.3's 2023 Spring Membership Drive was a big success! Thank you so much for your support. We welcomed many new and renewing members and the music will continue to thrive because of it. If you missed your chance to call during the drive you can still donate towards the campaign by clicking here.  Many thanks to Dave Grudt for the polling and THANK YOU to all our DONORS AND VOLUNTEERS! We truly couldn't have done it with you! Here is the top ten list from our most recent drive:

 

 

1. Vince Guaraldi

2. Count Basie

3. Charles Mingus

4. Art Pepper

5. Art Blakey

6. Gerry Mulligan

7. Johnny Hartmann

8. Gilbert Castellanos

9. Louis Armstrong

10. Sonny Rollins

RETIRED INCLUDES: Miles Davis (Fall 2015), John Coltrane (Spring 2016), Frank Sinatra (Fall 2016), Ella Fitzgerald (Spring 2017), Thelonious Monk (Fall 2017), Dave Brubeck (Spring 2018), Stan Getz (Fall 2018), Nina Simone (End of Year 2018), Chet Baker (Spring 2019). Charlie Parker (Fall 2019), Bill Evans (End of Year 2019), Billie Holiday (Fall 2022)

First Presbyterian Church of San Diego- Tribute to Jeff Beck

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:March 14, 2023

The First Presbyterian Church of San Diego is announcing a  TRIBUTE TO JEFF BECK courtesy of the Jazz Vespers, featuring San Diego guitarist, BRANDON SCOTT.


The event will be held Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 4:30pm in the Chapel of First Presbyterian Church of San Diego. 1740 4th Ave.
Led by Archie Thompson and The ArchTones, Jazz Vespers is San Diego’s longest running jazz-inspired worship service, and takes place in the First Presbyterian Chapel every Sunday.

KSDS Celebrates Women's History Month 2023

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:February 28, 2023

March is Women's History Month and KSDS-FM is celebrating by shining a light on the women of the Swing Era (1935-1945). Join us every weekday to hear all about the likes of Mary Lou Williams, Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Ella Mae Morse, Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald and many many more.