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Art San Diego!

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:October 5, 2019

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support Art San Diego again this year, happening October 10th-13th at the San Diego Convention Center. Explore an amazing array of contemporary and modern art at Art San Diego, taking place at the San Diego Convention Center located along the beautiful waterfront setting of San Diego Bay. Entering its second decade this fall, Art San Diego is unique in bringing exceptional artwork from local, national, and international galleries together alongside outstanding show programming, live entertainment, and other exclusive events. Returning for 2019 is the [SOLO] Project, a special section featuring a curated selection of leading independent artists, and the Access to Art program, including IMPACT Night, an exclusive VIP preview reception that benefits our local nonprofit partners. For more information, click here!

Jazz Live- Vocalist Tierney Sutton and her band

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:October 3, 2019

Jazz Live is happening TONIGHT and it will feature the return of vocalist Tierney Sutton (and her band) to the Saville stage. Please pick up your tickets no later than 7:30pm as they will be released to the public after that time. You need to be a valid Jazz 88 member to go to this concert. You can make your reservations in the SpeakeasyAny questions about membership 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.) and now Solana Beach for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. If you are going remember that good ole' parking pass!

Jazz @ the Jacobs, 2019-2020

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:October 1, 2019

Jazz 88.3 has once again partnered with the San Diego Symphony for their highly-anticipated 2019-2020 Jazz @ the Jacobs concert series! Unfortuntely, the series has CANCELLED the event Fandango at the Wall: Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra for this Saturday and has been postponed until May 30th. Any more postponement information can be found here!

The 2019 Fall Membership Drive

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:September 22, 2019

Jazz 88.3's 2019 Fall Membership Drive was a big success! Thank you so much for your support. We welcomed many new and renewing members and the music will continue to thrive because of it. If you missed your chance to call during the drive you can still donate towards the campaign by clicking here. Here is the top ten list from our most recent drive:

1. Charlie Parker

2. Duke Ellington

3. Ornette Coleman 

4. Oscar Peterson

5. Wes Montgomery

6. Gilbert Castellanos

7. Billie Holiday

8. Louis Armstrong

9. Sarah Vaughan

10Pat Metheny

RETIRED INCLUDES: Miles Davis (Fall 2015), John Coltrane (Spring 2016), Frank Sinatra (Fall 2016), Ella Fitzgerald (Spring 2017), Thelonious Monk (Fall 2017), Dave Brubeck (Spring 2018), Stan Getz (Fall 2018), Nina Simone (End of Year 2018), Chet Baker (Spring 2019).

Al Di Meola

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:September 18, 2019

Jazz 88.3 is proud to partner with Live Nation as they present Al Di Meola, Tuesday, September 24th (7PM) at The Magnolia in El Cajon. A bona fide guitar hero and perennial poll-winner, Al Di Meola has been recognized internationally over the past four decades as virtuoso of the highest order. A prolific composer and prodigious six-string talent, Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return To Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), the celebrated acoustic guitar trio featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, and the Rite of Strings trio with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. For more information, or to purchase tickets, simply click here!

Chick Corea

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:September 18, 2019

Jazz 88.3 has partnered with La Jolla Music Society as they present Chick Corea, Wednesday, October 2nd at Balboa Theatre (8PM)! NEA Jazz Master and 22-time GRAMMY®-Award winner Chick Corea is joined by bass powerhouse Christian McBride and drum master Brian Blade to form this stellar trio. Trilogy includes reinventions of classic Corea compositions, previously unrecorded originals, and an array of jazz standards recognized with two GRAMMY® Awards. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!

SOLD OUT! Charles McPherson Plays Bird with Strings

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:September 9, 2019

SOLD OUT! Charles McPherson will be performing for a very special KSDS fundraising event on Saturday, September 28 at 7:30pm. The concert will be billed as Charles McPherson plays the music of Charlie 'Bird' Parker with Strings. This legendary album was recorded 60 years ago and remains one of Charlie Parker's best recorded work. It's orchestration, pleasing melodies and subtle chord changes make this a timeless recording. This is event is SOLD OUT but you may request to be on a waiting list in case there are any cancellations- call 619-388-3301 or E-MAIL US AT INFO@JAZZ88.ORG. It will require an $88.30 contribution.

Diana Krall

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:September 3, 2019

Jazz 88.3 has partnered with Humphreys, as they present, the legendary, Diana Krall, Tuesday, September 24th (8PM)! Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall's unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. For more information, or to purcahse tickets, simply click here!

Herb Alpert

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:September 3, 2019

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to partner with Goldenvoice as they present Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, Sunday, September 22nd (8PM) at Humphrey's on Shelter Island! Nine-time Grammy winner and legendary trumpet player Herb Alpert has continued to sell out shows nationwide alongside his wife, Grammy-winning vocalist Lani Hall, since they began touring together in 2006. Top 40 singles include "The Lonely Bull," "The Mexican Shuffle," "A Taste of Honey," "This Guy's In Love With You" and "Rise." On the heels of the October 2018 release of Alpert’s latest album Music Volume 3, these music icons perform an eclectic mix of American standards, Brazilian jazz, some classic Tijuana Brass and Brazil '66 songs, as well as many surprises. An exciting show from two legendary performers! For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!

Celebrating Charlie Parker!

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:August 26, 2019

Charlie “Bird” Parker was one of the pioneers of Bebop and is considered to be one of the most influential and virtuosic improvisers of modern Jazz.  Join us ALL DAY TODAY as we celebrate the birthday of “Bird.” We will follow the timeline of his career presenting studio sessions, live dates and rare t.v./radio broadcasts including some historical tracks that aren’t available to the public. There will also be great giveaways and thank you gifts (for becoming a member). If you like what you hear please consider making a basic pledge of support online. Celebrating Bird, only on KSDS, Jazz 88.3.