Francis Parker is hosting their 12th annual Summer Jazz Workshop. This program provides a unique opportunity for middle and high school-aged students to study with some of San Diego's most gifted professional jazz performers and educators.
It’s Mardi Gras in May! The Gator By The Bay Festival returns this year (May 5-8th) at Spanish Landing Park (across from the airport). This spirited 4-day music & food festival features entertainment for the whole family! There will be 7 Stages with non-stop music! Zydeco, Blues, Cajun, Swing, Salsa, Country & Jazz. Bring your appetite as there will be delicious Creole & Cajun Food including 10,000 pounds of live crawfish straight from Louisiana! There will be cooking demos by Southern chefs and free dance lessons by some of the finest instructors in the country! Kids 17 and under admitted free. Tickets and information is available at the Gator By The Bay Festival website.
The New York Times says trumpet powerhouse and American best-selling artist Chris Botti dazzles with both “flickering intimacy and thundering grandiosity.” The La Jolla Music Society announces Chris Botti's return to San Diego on Friday, April 8th when he plays at the Balboa Theatre. The concert begins at 8PM. Here's the link for more information and tickets.
March is Women's History Month and KSDS-FM is celebrating by shining the spotlight on the women making an impact on the current jazz scene. Instrumentalists as opposed to singers (although some do both). Listen every weekday throughout the month to hear our daily featured artist.
Al Di Meola's ongoing fascination with complex rhythmic syncopation combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony has been at the heart of his music throughout a celebrated career that has spanned four decades and earned him critical accolades. Al will be playing The Magnolia Theatre in El Cajon on Tuesday, March 15th (7PM). Here is the ticket information.
KSDS has now implemented Phase 3 of our live broadcasting. It now consists of Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6AM to Midnight. The hosts are Joe Kocherhans (6-10AM). Gary Beck (10A-2PM), Ron Dhanifu (3-5PM) and Claudia Russell (7-10PM). You can check out our NEW PROGRAM GRID that includes our new 'Jazz Across America' series (M-F/5-7PM) and some new weekend specialty shows. We look forward to adding more shows and hosts in the near future. Thank you for all your patience and throughout 2020 and 2021. If you would like to help us stay financially sound we would truly appreciate your SUPPORT.
Jazz 88.3 has partnered again with Camarada. Announcing Tango Obsessed, Thursday, February 24 at 7PM. Tango dancers flash and glide across the stage in a mesmerizing evening of passionate music. There will be music by Argentine Tango composer Astor Piazzolla, Kurt Weill’s Tango Habanera, and a new commission by Argentine virtuoso double bassist Andrés Martín. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
February is Black History Month and KSDS-FM is celebrating by shining a light on The Career of Miles Davis. Join us every weekday to hear special audio vignettes that focuses on the life and music of one most legendary innovators of Jazz. If you value this initiative we hope you can CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR DONATION.