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Jazz in the Courtyard, 2018
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 12, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support Jazz in the Courtyard, happening Saturday, August 4th. Headlining this year is Holly Hofmann’s “Four Women Only” Band, featuring outstanding female music students from Gilbert Castellanos’ Young Lions Jazz Academy.  Special guests include Mike Wofford and Gilbert Castellanos. Opening the show will be Archie Thompson & The ArchTones with guests, Derek Cannon and Alex Ciavarelli. This year’s concert is in partnership with Point Loma Nazarene University’s Center for Justice and Reconciliation, which exists to confront human trafficking. Doors open at 5:00PM (music starts at 5:30). There will be food trucks and refreshments, as well! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at fpcsd.org, at First Presbyterian San Diego Church offices, and at the door.
Digital Gym Cinema (Summer)
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 9, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the Digital Gym Cinema's 5th Anniversary all month of July. To commemorate, they will be hosting a week-long film series happening now through the 12th, featuring 7 iconic films celebrating their own anniversaries in 2018, including Almodovar's "Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios". Upcoming featured films: July 12: The Red Shoes - 70th  Anniversary! For mote information, click here
Madeleine Peyroux at The Music Box
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 9, 2018
Madeleine Peyroux, and American Jazz singer, songwriter (compared vocally to Billie Holiday and ella Fitzgerald), will hit the Music Box stage Sunday, September 23rd (8PM). Madeleine Peyroux will grace the audience with a tight trio configuration of voice, guitar and bass–-a concert that is a musical anthology of her nearly 20-year career and certainly one you won't want to miss! Peyroux’s new album, Anthem, finds the singer-songwriter collaborating with writers/musicians of incredible caliber--she is sure to light up the stage! For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here
Jazz in the Pines, 2018
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 9, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is proud to sponsor the 25th Annual "Jazz in the Pines" festival, happening Friday through Sunday, August 10–12, in Idyllwild, California. The three-day event will feature more than two-dozen bands on the breathtaking 205-acre Idyllwild Arts mountain campus among the pines, under the festival’s signature colored parachutes. Attendees can choose to purchase any of five different ticket packages, including the new VIP All-Access Pass, the Patron Pass, the Two-Day Pass, and daily admission passes for Saturday and Sunday. All proceeds from the festival will benefit Idyllwild Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that changes lives through the transformative power of art. The festival takes place rain or shine! For the complete line-up, click here! To purchase tickets, click here
John Coltrane Day on KSDS!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 25, 2018
Tune in TODAY as we celebrate John Coltrane. On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his quartet arrived at Van Gelder Studios in New Jersey to record an album. It was a busy time for the group, which featured pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones. But the recordings from that March afternoon session never saw the light of day — until now. Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album is being released today but you can hear it in its entirety at 3pm pacific on The Drive (as well as classic Coltrane cuts ALL DAY). Ron Dhanifu will have saxophonist Robert Dove and other special guests. John Coltrane Day, only Jazz 88.3.

Jazz Live- Ken Peplowski with the Mike Wofford Trio
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 13, 2018
Jazz Live will see acclaimed Reedman Ken Peplowski take the stage at the Saville Theatre TONIGHT!  Peplowski is considered to be one of the greatest living clarinet players in the world and will be making his debut appearance as a leader to Jazz Live. The Mike Wofford Trio (with special guest Holly Hofmann) will be the band, so the show should spectacular.  The concert is SOLD OUT but the broadcast will happen at 8pm. Any questions can be answered by the membership team or you can call Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301. As always, thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop, located in University Heights (Park Blvd.) for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. If you are going remember that good ole' parking pass!
Anthony Ortega Birthday Celebration!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 1, 2018
TODAY KSDS will be focusing on saxophonist legend, Tony Ortega. It is Tony's 90th birthday and we will be featuring his music all day along with interviews and a possible appearance by Anthony himself. Tune in for details. MORE TONY...
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.
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