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VOLUNTEER FOR THE SPRING '18 PLEDGE DRIVE
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 9, 2018
It's that time of the year again. The KSDS SPRING MEMBERSHIP DRIVE begins on April 16th. We would love to have you help us. Please use the VOLUNTEER SIGN UP FORM and get involved in helping your favorite Jazz station meet its financial goals. Eat great food, meet new friends and listen to great music. The drive runs from April 16th through the 29th and there is definitely a time slot for your schedule. Again, click here to sign up. Here are some parking instructions- You can park in any Staff spot in SDCC Parking Lot 8, on the left at the corner of 14th and C Street, or in Parking Lot 3, the parking structure on 16th Street, 1.5 blocks north of C St. (just past B St.) on the right. Here's a City College MapKSDS is located in the L Building (Curran Plaza). You will need a parking pass so when you get to the station please ask for one  or if you like just call 619-388-3000 and ask for Ken and someone will meet you with a pass. See you soon!
Jazz On Tap, 2018
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 1, 2018
Jazz 88.3 and Avista Technologies, are proud to present: Jazz On Tap, again this year, happening Saturday, April 21st at the Quartyard, on Market Street, from 4-11PM. Bands include Gilbert CastellanosSure Fire Soul Ensemble, Monette Marino World Jazz Ensemble, JazzKatz Orchestra, and The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio. Net proceeds will benefit Water For People, a charity working to bring safe drinking water and sanitation to developing countries around the world. This event is all-ages, pet-friendly, and is your chance to enjoy an evening of great jazz under the stars! For more information, click here!
San Diego Symphony Presents: Miles Davis- Kind of Blue
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 26, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the San Diego Symphony as they present: "Miles Davis' Kind of Blue--In Concert, Saturday, April 28th--part of their Jazz @ the Jacobs concert series! Miles Davis released his classic Kind of Blue album in 1959; it subsequently became one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time and changed the possibilities of jazz forever. Jazz @ The Jacobs Series Curator, Gilbert Castellanos will present a live performance of every track of Kind of Blue in collaboration with some of today’s hottest young jazz artists. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
Jazz Night at Petco Park- Wednesday, April 18th
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 26, 2018
Join us for a truly once-in-a-lifetime VIP opportunity as you can watch your San Diego Padres play against their most-heated rival, The Los Angeles Dodgers. You will sit atop the Western Metal Supply building and enjoy a private party- consume gourmet ballpark food and enjoy non-alcoholic beverages (a hosted bar will also be available). The $94 ticket price also includes a 1-year Jazz 88 membership. The event is almost sold out so call immediately- 619-388-3037 or e-mail Ken Borgers. MORE ON GAME NIGHT...
Art of Elan Presents: Highways & Byways
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 26, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support Art of Elan as they present: Highways and Byways at the Music Box, located in the heart of Little Italy, Sunday, April 8th at 7PM! This one-night only special presentation will feature a lineup including a world premiere by acclaimed young Chicago composer Dan Visconti, the Chicago-based Kontras Quartet, and legendary jazz artist Branford Marsalis. This special collaborative concert includes pieces that are rooted in various folk traditions, tying together the old and new, the familiar and less-traveled, the classical and jazz/blues traditions. For more information, or to purchase tickets, simply click here!
Jazz @ the Point
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 21, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support Jazz @ the Point happening this Saturday, March 24th (7:30PM) at Crill Performance Hall (Main Campus) at Point Loma Nazarine University! The lineup includes the PLNU Jazz Band with a special guest artist Willie Murillo (trumpet), and Becky Martin (vocals). For more information, click here!
Jazz Live- Frank Potenza Trio
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 13, 2018
Jazz Live will celebrate the great Joe Pass at TONIGHT's concert. Guitarist Frank Potenza returns to the Saville Theatre and brings with him a terrific trio (Luther Hughes- bass, Jim Plank- drums). The concert is for Jazz 88 members only. The show is SOLD OUT, but unreserved tickets will be distributed at 7:30pm the night of the show.  If you are not a member please contact Ken Borgers (619-388-3301) or e-mail him. As always, Thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. Remember, that good ole' parking pass and come hungry, because a food truck will be on site!
Swing into Spring- KSDS Membership Campaign
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 10, 2018
The KSDS Spring Membership Campaign has concluded. The campaign was a huge success and our record-setting total was because of you. Thank you so much! If you missed it you can donate on-line right now. If you requested a thank-you gift with your contribution, you will receive it as soon as we are able to process your request and order it from our distributors. Unfortunately, we cannot provide a delivery date and some items take a significant amount of time to obtain. We appreciate your patience.

Here are the top ten artists of the drive:
  • 1- Dave Brubeck
  • 2- Stan Getz
  • 3- Sarah Vaughan
  • 4- Chet Baker
  • 5- Duke Ellington
  • 6- Bill Evans
  • 7- Louis Armstrong
  • 8- Billie Holiday
  • 9- Count Basie
  • 10- Nina Simone
Retired Winners include-  Miles Davis- (Fall, 2015), John Coltrane- (Spring, 2016), Frank Sinatra (Fall, 2016), Ella Fitzgerald (Spring, 2017), Thelonious Monk (Fall, 2017)
San Diego Latino Film Festival 2018
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 7, 2018
The San Diego Latino Film Festival is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! Don’t miss out on the biggest fiesta of the year! Enjoy over 160 films featuring your favorite movie stars like Fernanda Castillo and Ricardo Darín. Sing along and dance at their live concerts and parties, and indulge in a delicious mix of Latino flavors at the Sabor Latino Food Fest. The festival takes place NOW through 25th at AMC Fashion Valley. Click here to get your festival passes today! 
Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 1, 2018
The 8th Annual Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop, in partnership with Jazz 88.3 and The Music Box, offers middle and high school students an opportunity to study and play music with professional jazz musicians while learning performance skills, improvisation, jazz theory and history. One-week sessions are held at Francis Parker School's Thiemann Music Center, a state-of-the-art facility with dedicated classrooms and practice studios. Here, students grow musically as they learn to express themselves through the art of jazz improvisation. Students give a closing performance at The Music Box, located in the heart of Little Italy, one of San Diego's premier concert venues. We welcome beginning, intermediate and advanced students at this hands-on workshop designed to nurture their growth as musicians, technically and creatively. The workshop is officially underway! For more information, click here
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