Jazz 88.3 is very proud to support the Athenaeum's 2016-2017 season. The Fall season is soon approachingand there is a great line-up ahead. The Athenaeum is a 501(c) 3 and is devoted exclusively to music and art! To become a member of the Athenaeum and/or for more information, simply click here! MORE ON THE SERIES ARTISTS...
Jazz 88.3's annual Summertime Jazz Night Rooftop Concert Series returns to the stunning Westgate Hotel, TONIGHT (6-9PM)! While you're there, you'll not only enjoy live Latin music by Conrad Herwig's Latin-Side All-Stars (which includes: Bill O'Connell- piano. Alex Sipiagin- trumpet, Ruben Rodriguez- bass, Robby Ameen- drums and Fausto Cuevas- congas and, Conrad Herwig- trombone), but also an array of Latin-inspired fare and cocktails.
In addition, Chris Springer, host of Jazz 88.3's Latin Grooves, will be your host! So mark your calendars and plan to usher in summer with your favorite jazz and blues radio station! Please Note: Admission is $20 per person--cash onlyand you must be 21+ to attend. We'll see you there!
An All-Star Trumpet Summit heads to the Saville Theatre for Jazz Live on June 28th. The horns include Bobby Shew, Chuck Findley, Steve Huffsteter and Ron Stout. The rhythm section is also stellar- Mike Wofford (p), Dean Hulett (b) and Duncan Moore (dr). Tonight's show is SOLD OUT but if you get to the saville at 7:30p there's a chance you can get some unreleased tickets. When you arrive for the show be sure to display your parking pass.
Slide into summer TONIGHT (8:30-11PM) at Solare, with a Cuban-inspired jazz jam, featuring Amistad Cubana--a high-intensity Cuban dance music group from Guanabacoa, Cuba! Feliciano, on bass, is distinctively considered as the pinnacle of modern Cuban bass and renowned by many as the pioneer bassist of the Timba style. Feliciano has worked with musical titans such as Emiliano Salvador, Chucho Valdés, David Murray, and Maraca. Eugenio, on drums, is a conservatory professor of Cuban percussion, and for over 20 years served as percussionist for prestigious singer Pablo Milanés. Ignacio, on guitar, played for over ten years in the Tropicana club in Cuba with Giraldo Piloto and Paquito de Rivera. Cristina, on vocals, is their lead singer. The band plays a variety of songs from traditional Cuban Son to modern Cuban Timba, all written by or re-arranged by Feliciano. They'll be performing songs from the new album: "Llego la Amistad"--you simply won't want to miss it!
Mark your calendars because it's going to be one jam-packed jazz-inspired summer! Every Thursday, from 6:30-9:30PM, jazz enthusiasts can groove to the sounds of Southern California’s finest jazz artists alongside The Westgate Hotel's luxurious pool that's set against the backdrop of downtown San Diego’s skyline. The 3rd annual Sunset Poolside Jazz Series will not only feature jazz entertainment, but will also offer a selection of traditional and craft cocktails, fine whiskey, wine, beer, and an array of gourmet appetizers and tapas. For more information and to check out the entire summer line-up, click here! COMING UP Thursday, August 4th...Steph Johnson Trio!
Jazz 88.3 is proud to be a supporter of the 14th Annual UCSD Jazz Camp, happening June 19th-25th! Jazz Camp at UCSD is a five-day summer program designed for intermediate to advance-level jazz musicians, ages 14-adult. Students will work directly with faculty and internationally renowned jazz artists, exploring styles ranging from classic, to bebop, to contemporary open-form. Students receive one-on-one and small group instruction. Together, Jazz 88. and UCSD are offering a full-tuition scholarship for (1) adult and (1) youth. The deadline to apply for each scholarship is Wednesday, May 18th. And, be sure to mention KSDS - Jazz 88.3 when you apply! (Please note: Scholarships do not include room and board). Awardees will be selected Thursday, May 19th. Click here to apply, or for more details. Good luck!
Jazz Live in May will be bringing a Grammy-nominated drummer, composer and producer to the Saville Theatre TONIGHT at 8pm. Gerry Gibbs is one of the hottest jazz artists around these days and Jazz 88.3 is thrilled to have him and his Thrasher Quartet (featuring Rob Hardt on flute/clarinet) to the Saville Theatre. This will be a special night because Gerry will be leading his band through Jazz interpretations of R&B classics. If you are a valid Jazz 88 member you can reserve your tickets in the Speakeasy. As always, use that parking pass.
KSDS will be taking another great trip during our membership campaign. The June Membership Drive is HAPPENING NOW and it's offering a trip to Cork, Ireland to attend the Cork Jazz Festival in October. This is one of the world's major jazz festival and you can be there along side our esteemed Morning Jazz host, Gary Beck. If you would like details or even book the trip early (recommended) please call 619-388-3743. This will the trip of a lifetime and we want you to be there. Again, call 619-388-3743 for details AND if you would like to volunteer for the drive. KSDS is in need of volunteers for the morning and afternoon shifts. Please call 619-388-3743 to sign up or contact Jane (Volunteer Coordinator).
Monsieur Perine will grace the Music Box stage TONIGHT at 8PM. This show is bound to be one of a kind, as Monsieur Perinés music is a unique blend of swing, alt, pop and Colombian rhythms. There's a reason this incredible group won a Latin Grammy! For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
Iconic guitarist, Mike Stern will grace the MiraCosta College Concert Hall stage in Oceanside, Saturday, May 7th at 7:30PM! One of the most esteemed and talented electric guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern has distinguished himself over a four-decade career that has encompassed musical partnerships with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Billy Cobham, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, the Brecker Brothers and Joe Henderson and has also released 16 solo recordings (six of which were nominated for Grammy Awards). This is surely going to be one incredible concert--don't miss it!