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The Four Freshmen at the Handlery

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:June 11, 2024

There will be a change of venue for the last Jazz Live of this season. The July 16th presentation of The Four Freshmen will be moved to The Handlery Hotel under the stars in their backyard garden. If you are an existing Jazz Live subscriber for this season (February-July 2024) you are guaranteed your 2 tickets. Please e-mail Chuck (chuck@jazz88.org) for any additional information or questions you may have and ask him about any add-ons that you may be interested in. If you are NOT A CURRENT JAZZ LIVE SUBSCRIBER please read below. 

Read full article at: The Four Freshmen at the Handlery

Miles Davis Birthday Celebration

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:May 22, 2024

KSDS celebrates Miles Davis’s Birthday all day THIS MONDAY, on Memorial Day, beginning at 7AM PACIFIC. We will be playing classic and rare recordings and offering insightful commentary throughout the day. You're not going to want to miss one minute of this special programming. This Monday, beginning at 7AM only on San Diegos’ Jazz 88.3, KSDS-FM. 

Jazz Live- May 22 -Roy McCurdy Quartet

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:May 16, 2024

Jazz Live returns to the campus of San Diego City College this Wednesday, May 22nd, when legendary drummer Roy McCurdy brings one of the finest quartets to ever grace the Saville Theatre stage.

The Jazz Lounge- Free Shows in May!

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:May 2, 2024

Award-winning singer and club and restaurant owner, Leonard Patton has recently dealt with some online setbacks as his Facebook account was recently hacked. Check out his video on You Tube. It has really affected his business and he can use some help so please visit his establishment at 6818 El Cajon Blvd. and when visiting The Jazz Lounge Website you can use the code 'MAY2024' to attend any show for free (in May).

Jazz Live- April 24- A Shorty Rogers Celebration

For our next Jazz Live, KSDS will celebrate the centennial of a principal architect of west coast Jazz, Shorty Rogers. Join us THIS WEDNESDAY as we honor Shorty through live music and film. Music starts at 7:30 and Trumpeter Ron Stout and Reedman Jerry Pinter brings a terrific band that will play Shorty’s arrangements that will harken back to the golden age of west coast jazz. Before the music, we’ll begin the celebration with a special film screening at 6:30PM bringing never before seen footage from this foundational era of West Coast music.

A Sincere Thank You for Your Support

And for making us an outpost of community in an otherwise fragmented world.

The bandstand at Cinema Under the Stars on Feb. 29, 2024, just minutes before Luther Hughes and the Cannonball-Coltrane Project took the stage to cap-off our month-long celebration of the Coltrane Legacy back in February. These events, where we come together over food, drink, and music — as a community — don’t happen without your appetite for them. For so many reasons, we need them more now than ever; your dedicated and continued support makes it all possible. Photo by Chad Fox.

By Matt Silver

Hey there, Jazz88ers. It's been a whirwind of a last ten days, but we made it. The 2024 Spring Membership Drive has concluded. We welcomed new members — some had been listening for years and chose this week to take that next step; some, like one woman I remember speaking with who was in town visiting from North Carolina, were excited to find something new that they might now make part of their everyday lives. And we heard from many familiar names who've been riding with us for all or part of the last 50 years.

The 2024 Spring Membership Drive

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:April 14, 2024

KSDS/Jazz 88.3's 2024 Spring Membership Drive has concluded! We welcomed many new and renewing members and the music will continue to thrive because of it. If you would like to donate towards the campaign you can do so by clicking here. Here is the Top Ten Artist Poll we conducted for the drive.

Read full article at: The 2024 Spring Membership Drive

First Presbyterian Church of San Diego- Tribute to John Coltrane

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:March 25, 2024

The First Presbyterian Church of San Diego is announcing a TRIBUTE TO JOHN COLTRANE courtesy of the Jazz Vespers, featuring special guest saxophonist, Mark Lessman.


The event will be held Saturday , March 30, 2024 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 Broadcast Signal Is Weak/Intermittent

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:March 17, 2024

KSDS apologizes about our broadcast signal these past few days. We are currently working on the issue and hope to have it resolved as soon as possible. Thank you all for reaching out to let us know. 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.

KSDS GM Ken Poston Nominated for Jazz Journalist Association Book of the Year Award

One of three major book releases on Mulligan this year, this Mulligan autobiography, as told to Poston, was the only one to receive a nomination.

Gerry Mulligan’s autobiography, as told to KSDS GM Ken Poston, was published in November 2022 by Rowman & Littlefield.

Exciting news: Being Gerry Mulligan: My Life in Music, the late legendary baritone saxophonist's autobiography as told to KSDS General Manager Ken Poston, has been nominated for the Jazz Journalists Association's Book of the Year Award in the Best Biography/Autobiography category.