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For his recent concert at UCSD’s Loft, pianist Danny Green augmented his usual trio-mates, bassist Justin Grinnnell and drummer Julian Cantelm, with three other stellar San Diego musicians – reedman Tripp Sprague, percussionist Mark Lamson and vocalist Leonard Patton.
Danny Green is a gifted keyboardist and an equally gifted composer. His recent recordings include most, if not all, of his own compositions, and several of those works made it to the set list at the Loft, along with offerings from Michael Jackson, Djavan and Stevie Wonder.
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|Jazz Vocal Legend Ernie Andrews has enjoyed a long and continuing career singing the music he loves and he seems to keep getting stronger. He stopped by the Jazz 88.3 studios and chatted with Afternoon Jazz host Ron Dhanifu (Mon-Fri, 1-4pm PT) before his appearance at the monthly Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour at The Lafayette Hotel on Thursday, February 4, 2016. |
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|San Diego Jazz Legend Daniel Jackson's life and music are celebrated by San Diego City Council decree every January and there are several events in town this week to keep his memory and music alive in 2016.|Dizzy's San Diego
, led by Chuck Perrin, hold 2 consecutive nights of celebration on Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23, with all proceeds benefiting the children of Daniel Jackson:
- Fri Jan 22: We kick off Daniel Jackson Week with performances Daniel's music by some of his favorite collaborators, including Marshall Hawkins, Charles Owens, Joshua White, Brett Sanders, Bob Boss, & many more. 8PM - $20 cover
- Sat Jan 23: In honor of Daniel Jackson Week, bassist Marshall Hawkins presents a tribute to Daniel's uniquely spiritual jazz compositions with Charles Owens, Mikan Zlatkovich, Brett Sanders, Bob Boss, Jamie Shadowlight, & more. Saturday evening's Celebration will also feature an ensemble of young musicians from the International Academy of Jazz San Diego and the Idyllwild Arts Academy playing Daniel's music. 8PM - $20 cover
Jazz 88.3 hosts, staff, and listeners provided their thoughts on the passing of Daniel in 2014 in this article, Daniel Jackson 1937-2014 - Resources and Remembrances
San Diego's Jazz 88.3 congratulates Russell Malone for his 2015 release "Love Looks Good On You" and designation as the #1 album in our Top 10 Best of 2015 selections.
We also congratulate the rest of our Top 10 and especially all of the Jazz Artists around the world who released new music in 2015. Jazz 88.3 adds new albums to our playlist each Monday and announces those on our New This Week blog
and shares that on our Social Media Profiles like Facebook
, Twitter @Jazz88
, and Instagram @Jazz883
Here's the full Top 10!
- Russell Malone - "Love Looks Good On You"
- Harold Mabern - "Afro Blue"
- Albert "Tootie" Heath - "Philadelphia Beat"
- J D Allen - "Grafitti"
- Cassandra Wilson - "Coming Forth By Day"
- Charles McPherson - "The Journey"
- Houston Person - "Something Personal"
- Steve Turre - "Spirit Man"
- Rez Abassi Acoustic Quartet - "Intents and Purposes"
- Mary Stallings - "Feelin' Good"
|From 6 A.M. Thursday, December 24, through Christmas Day, Friday, December 25 at 8 PM, Jazz 88.3 KSDS presents The Sounds of the Season, a 38-hour celebration highlighted by a reading of the classic "Twas the Night Before Christmas by the late southern California jazz radio personality Chuck Niles. Here's the Playlist.|
There will be six opportunities to hear the Niles narrative: 6 A.M., noon, and 6 P.M. December 24, and December 25 at midnight, 6 A.M., and noon. All times are P.S.T. Featured will be holiday music spanning more than 60 years from a wide range of artists and styles, including Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Wynton Marsalis, Banu Gibson, Kenny Burrell, Nat Cole, Duke Ellington, and many others.
Wishing You The Best of The Holiday Season From Your Jazz and Blues Radio, KSDS-FM San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org!
Frank Sinatra’s birthday is this Saturday, December 12th, and we’re celebrating all weekend long with special programming. From singers singing and legends to rising stars playing the music of Ol' Blue Eyes, to cool, big band, and swinging Sinatra, we'll be celebrating in the high style Frank loved!
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - Frank's 100th Birthday
Sunday, December 13, 2015 - The Sinatra Special Continues
Be sure to tune in and celebrate with us the Entertainer of the Century!
|San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Twitter community includes a vibrant list of on-air hosts and staff that are sharing Jazz links, pictures, and images on Twitter both during their shows and between shows when they are socializing with listeners and jazz fans from around the world and sharing the best in Jazz links. Here are some quick links to get you connected with Jazz 88.3 on Twitter...|
- @Jazz88 - San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Twitter Feed: Links to trending Jazz News and Conversations, reviews of Jazz and other music albums, concerts, and events, and retweets from Jazz 88.3 partners and listeners. Let us know when you are listening with a @Jazz88 tag or use the #Jazz88 hashtag!
- Jazz 88.3 Radio Hosts Twitter List: Subscribe to the list and follow your favorite Jazz 88.3 hosts and you'll see during-show tweets and between show Jazz news and conversation. Check out the latest Jazz 88.3 host tweets below. If you want to only follow your favorite host, here's the list members.
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When you want to tune your radio, computer, or mobile device to the best blues music around, any time of the day or night, programmed LIVE by hosts who love the blues, KSDS-FM San Diego's Jazz 88.3 is the place to be.
Janine gives you a taste starting Saturday at Midnight with Blues Up Front, then the Saturday night blues party gets started at 7pm kicking off with Second Line Parade with Drew, Every Shade of Blue with Michael, Honkin' and Screamin' with Raymond, I've Got Blues For You with J Otis, and finishing off the spirit on Sunday morning at 6am with the Gospel Gathering and Janine. And if you want the blues WHEN YOU WANT THEM, then turn to the Jazz 88 Speakeasy where Full Programs
of many of these show are available for you to stream on-demand. And when you include the weekly Jazz 88.3 Blues Jam at Proud Mary's
, you've got Blues Radio in San Diego!
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|This is Joe Kocherhans, inviting you to join me Thanksgiving Day at Noon PT for a Portrait In Jazz marathon. We'll kick it off at noon with our artist of the week Nat Adderley…followed by an hour of songs by the great Johnny Mercer…then we'll hear from 2 greats we lost this past year, Howard Rumsey and Phil Woods, followed by the one of the greatest of all jazz singers, the great Joe Williams, then we'll hear from 2 newly named NEA Jazz Masters, Gary Burton and Pharaoh Sanders, and we'll top it off with a jazz tribute to The Great American Songbook. It all starts at noon on Thanksgiving Day.|
Congratulations to everyone for a very successful 2015 Fall Membership Drive. The drive concluded during an electric final few minutes of The Guitar Hour with Jazz 88.3 Guests, Staff, and Volunteers gathered for the announcement of the final Daily and Grand Sweepstakes Winners, along with the unofficial total amount raised. We have an unofficial total of 193,000 which will go a little higher when all the pledges are totaled. That is a very impressive number and you should all be very proud of the effort made to support Jazz here in San Diego and around the world!
If you missed the last minutes, please relive it with us by playing our Jazz 88 Speakeasy Audio of the final minutes...
The Favorite Artist Poll Winner is Miles Davis. Thank you all for making your voice heard...this is an all star lineup for sure! Your hosts will be playing this music through the day Monday and during the week as we celebrate this great pledge drive with you!
This is the top ten in order:
- Miles Davis
- Frank Sinatra
- Dave Brubeck
- Thelonious Monk
- John Coltrane
- Duke Ellington
- Ella Fitzgerald
- Oscar Peterson
- Billie Holiday
- Pat Metheny
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