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John Mayall in Concert
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: May 21, 2018
Mark your calendars--John Mayall will grace the Music Box stage, Wednesday, May 30th (8PM). John Mayall is one of the most influential people in British blues, renowned as a performer and bandleader for the Bluesbreakers. In addition to his own musical success, Mayall has been a mentor to many of the greats including Eric Clapton & Peter Green. This is certainly one concert you won't want to miss! For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here! Please Note: This concert is 21+
T's Final Every Shade of Blue
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: May 16, 2018
This Saturday (5/19) we get to hear our beloved T on Every Shade of Blue. Tune in at 9pm when T will "pick them up and lay them down" one last time as KSDS re-airs T's final Every Shade of Blue (from June 28th of 2014). Claudia Russell will present the broadcast and remember the 35 year legacy of this legendary Blues radio host. Rest in Peace, T.
KSDS and Arts for Learning
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: May 9, 2018
Jazz 88.3 and Arts for Learning San Diego invite you to jazz up your school with the Rob Thorsen Jazz Quartet.  Jazz, An American Artform is an interactive program that gives students the opportunity to learn about the history of jazz and its music presented by San Diego’s top jazz artists like Gilbert Castellanos, Bob Boss and Curtis Taylor, to name a few.  To learn more about this program, please e-mail Sherrie Brown at Arts for Learning or call her at 619-282-7599.
Saturday Night Fish Fry- Live! Saturday, June 16th
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: May 7, 2018
Join us for an exclusive members-only event on Saturday, June 16th. It's a live broadcast of the Saturday Night Fish Fry. Join Raymond with his special musical guest, Roy "Mr. Guitar" Gaines, as we head down to the Barrett Junction Cafe for an old-fashion, all-you-can-eat fish fry dinner. Roy Gaines will be doing a tribute to the legendary T-Bone Walker and there will be plenty of other surprises. Transportation will be included with your ticket as well as a Jazz 88 membership. The tickets cost $70 but make your reservation now because this event will sell out. Contact the KSDS membership team today to get in on the hottest ticket this summer. 
Gator By the Bay 2018
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: May 2, 2018
It's that time of year again! San Diego’s annual Gator By The Bay, the largest, most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou, will be held May 10 – 13, 2018, at Spanish Landing Park (directly across from the San Diego International Airport) on beautiful San Diego Bay. Presented by the Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego, this celebration features four days of live music with more than 100 musical acts and special performances on seven stages as well as a delicious array of southern cuisine, including 10,000 pounds of fresh crawfish trucked all the way from Opelousas, Louisiana! For specific times, details, and to purchase tickets, click here!
Digital Gym Cinema
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: May 2, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is thrilled to support the Digital Gym Cinema and Media Arts Center located on El Cajon Boulevard (and 30th Street)! The Digital Gym Cinema is a non-profit movie theater which screens foreign and independent movies that would otherwise never be shown in San Diego. It's owned and operated by Media Arts Center San Diego (MACSD), a 501 c(3) non-profit organization and has been promoting independent movies and teaching the art of filmmaking for over 24 years in the San Diego – Baja California Region. They are dedicated to engaging neighborhoods in community self-expression via new technologies through an independent movie theater, a store with digitized products, media experiences and hands-on media programs. Its programs and services include Youth Media & Tech Camps, Teen Producers Project, the Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, Digital Gym CINEMA, iVIE Awards & Student Film Festival, and Community Video Production Services. For more information, or to view their current screenings, click here!
San Diego Ballet: A Night of Jazz & Dance
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: May 2, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is pleased to partner with the San Diego Ballet as they present: A Night of Jazz & Dance, happening Friday, May 18th (8PM), Saturday, May 19th (8PM), and Sunday (2:30PM), May 20th at the Lyceum Theatre. This evening of mixed repertoire brings back jazz saxophone great Charles McPherson to perform his Reflections and Hope, as well as the world premiere of a new piece by Grammy Award winning artist Kamau Kenyatta. These performances are surly not to be missed! To purchase tickets, or for more information, click here!
House of Blues Gospel Brunch
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: May 2, 2018
If you're looking for a spectacular place to do brunch, because, who isn't?!--then the House of Blues San Diego has you covered with their world-famous Gospel Brunch experience! Enjoy incredible local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs! Before and during the show treat yourself to an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet featuring breakfast favorites plus tender carving stations, southern specialties and mouth-watering desserts. You also won't want to miss their signature chicken and waffles! And, if you're in the mood, you just might end up on stage waving a napkin and dancing off some of that delicious cuisine! This is a great event for large parties and/or for the entire family. Discounts available for groups of 15 or more! To purchase tickets, or for more information, simply click here!
San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: May 2, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support the San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights Jazz Concert Series! This is where music lovers gather to enjoy a picnic on the lawn, share a bottle of champagne at reserved tables, or sit in the grandstand taking in the beauty of San Diego Bay. The shimmering skyline and spectacular fireworks provide the perfect backdrop for enjoying the great San Diego Symphony and special guest artists. Bayside Summer Nights offers an eclectic variety of artists, genres and performances in a one-of-a-kind, outdoor concert setting like no other. The series kicks off with Arturo Sandoval, Thursday, July 12th! From learning jazz on the streets of Cuba to touring the world with Dizzy Gillespie and embracing a new home in America, trumpet master Arturo Sandoval has had a legendary career filled with powerful music and bright, driving rhythms, perfect for a night under the stars. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
Jazz Live- Luther Hughes' Cannonball-Coltrane Project
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 24, 2018
Jazz Live will see the return of bassist Luther Hughes to the Saville Theatre on Tuesday, June 12th but this time it will be with his Cannonball-Coltrane Project. Initially formed as an homage to the 1959 Cannonball Adderley-John Coltrane landmark album, 'The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago', Luther's group continues to pay tribute to these jazz giants with arrangements and original compositions related to or inspired by Cannonball and/or Coltrane. The concert is for Jazz 88 members only. If you are not a member please contact the membership department by e-mailing themAs always, Thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. Remember, that good ole' parking pass!
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