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End of the Year Mini-Campaign

Blog Name:Home Page News

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:December 11, 2013

It's almost 2014 and we need your help.  Jazz 88.3 needs to raise $40k in December, and we're only $15k away.  Can you assist? The line is open- 619-388-3000. Many thanks to those who have already lent a hand.

James Harman Blues Band at Blues Live San Diego 2013.12.10

Blog Name:Jazz Live

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:December 10, 2013

James Harman Blues Band transforms Jazz 88 Jazz Live San Diego into Blues Live in Celebration of 30 years of Every Shade of Blue with T.
  • Blog, Tweet, and Post EVERYWHERE during the show with the #JazzLive and #Jazz88 Hastags!
  • Here's a slideshow of shots from the show...updated during the show...

  • Blues For The Line in front of the Saville Theatre by Quentin's Revenge featuring Leilani Kilgore

  • Jazz Live Interview with James Harman
  • Jazz Live San Diego Preview: Ernie Watts Quartet on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Best of 2013

Blog Name:Home Page News

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:December 2, 2013

Our Top Ten of 2013: 10 Kevin Eubanks "The Messenger" 9 Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine "It's About Time" 8 Joey DeFrancesco "One for Rudy" 7 Rob Thorsen "Live!" 6 Mike Wofford "It's Personal" 5 Tierney Sutton "After Blue" 4 Gilbert Castellanos "Federal Jazz Project" 3 Gregory Porter "Liquid Spirit" 2 Kyle Eastwood "The View From Here" 1 Ahmad Jamal "Saturday Morning"

Lori Bell Quartet Featuring Mike Garson at Jazz Live San Diego 2013-11-12

Blog Name:Jazz Live

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:November 12, 2013

The Lori Bell Quartet Featuring Mike Garson at Jazz Live San Diego, Tuesday, November 12, 2013...

Jazz Live San Diego with Billy Mintz Liveblogged Tuesday October 8 2013

Blog Name:Jazz Live

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:October 8, 2013

Billy Mintz plays with a quartet including Roberta Piket at Jazz Live San Diego, Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 8 to 10 PM PT...

KSDS Fall Membership Campaign

Blog Name:Home Page News

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:September 23, 2013

Thank you for your contribution to The Jazz 88.3 "Play It Forward" Membership Campaign. The campaign has ended and we achieved our goal! Every dollar counts though so if you didn't get a chance to make your contribution we are hoping you can do it now and become a "Jazz Hero!" There are great benefits when you sign up, plus you will be supporting the music you love.  Join now or call 619-388-3000

Jazz Live San Diego with Mark Elf Trio Tuesday September 10 2013

Blog Name:Jazz Live

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:September 10, 2013

The Celebration for Gary Lefebvre at 98 Bottles

The duo of Gilbert Castellanos and Charles McPherson was electrifying, with Carlos Vasquez on percussion, Marshall Hawkins on bass and Mikan Zlatkovich on the keyboard.

I attended the celebration for Gary Lefebvre at 98 Bottles on Sunday and quite a celebration it was! The room was packed, the music outstanding and the crowd was immensely responsive as the parade of musicians lit it up with fabulous Jazz.

For Those Using the IE 10 Browser

Blog Name:Home Page News

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:August 27, 2013

There's a bit of a bug that we are working on for the Internet Explorer Browser for the Jazz 88 site.  You may notice that the drop down menus are not working properly.  We need a little more time to work it all out but in the meantime you can help things move along a bit better by adjusting your settings.  If you are on IE 10 please look at this diagram. Please find that item on your browser and click it.  The browser should refresh and then the menu items should work as they are supposed to.

Marian McPartland, 1918-2013

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:August 22, 2013


Jazz 88.3 has a heavy heart for losing another icon in jazz this past week - pianist Marion McPartland. NPR noted her for her individualistic voice in her compositions and the New York Times highlighted her formidable success as a jazz musician in late 1940s and 1950s as a woman, additionally also as a spokeswoman for the music. NPR honors her with some of her compositions, as featured in her longtime radio show on public radio, Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Read full article at: Marian McPartland, 1918-2013