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Charlie "Bird" Parker came to the land of West Coast Jazz in 1945 with Dizzy Gillespie for an engagement at Billy Berg's on Vine St. in Hollywood and what followed included the founding of Dial Records, Bird's infamous Lover Man session, nervous breakdown, and stay at Camarillo State Hospital. Jazz Explorations (Saturday's 7-10am PT) host Ken Poston tells the story in "Yardbird in Lotus Land", Saturday, August 27, 2016, including it's San Diego connection Jim McVea, through very rare music and interview segments, including McVea's telling of his last minute call to play with Dizzy, Bird and Slim Galliard on the "Slim's Jam" sessions. LISTEN AND READ ON FOR MORE ON "Yardbird In Lotus Land"...
|Bobby Hutcherson passed away this past week on Monday, August 15, 2016. His impact to San Diego's Jazz Scene, including an appearance on our own Jazz Live San Diego back in the mid-2000's (and captured in a picture with our own J Otis Williams), was obvious in postings on social media among other places for expression. |
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|The Jazz 88 Round Up has Vince Outlaw sitting in for Michael Rovatsos and we've got everything Jazz 88 that you can imagine! Tune in Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 7:30 to 8 pm PT for KSDS Jazz 88.3 Radio Station and San Diego Jazz News and Tunes including the What's On-The-Air at Jazz 88 This Week, Jazz 88.3 Jazz and Blues Calendar Preview (Jazz88.org/calendar), Jazz88.org Station News and Blog Review, and Special News Segments. Facebook Event - Jazz 88 Round Up - Interested OR Go - Get In-Show Updates!|READ ON FOR SHOW DETAILS....
|The Jazz 88 Round Up has Vince Outlaw sitting in for Michael Rovatsos and we've got everything Jazz 88 that you can imagine! Tune in Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 7:30 to 8 pm PT for KSDS Jazz 88.3 Radio Station and San Diego Jazz News and Tunes including the What's On-The-Air at Jazz 88 This Week, Jazz 88.3 Jazz and Blues Calendar Preview (Jazz88.org/calendar), Jazz88.org Station News and Blog Review, and Special News Segments. |
San Jose, Calif. – Awards in 11 categories were presented at a reception this evening at the 2016 JazzWeek Summit at Vyne Bistro in San Jose, Calif.
Station of the Year awards were presented in three categories. Among stations with 40 hours a week or more of jazz programming, KSDS, San Diego, was the winner. In the category of stations with fewer than 40 hours, KANU, Lawrence, Kansas, was the winner. Among internet or non-terrestrial stations or syndicators, the winner was Public Radio International (PRI) for its program Jazz After Hours.
A packed house enjoyed San Diego's Lower Left Trio performance on Jazz 88.3's San Diego Sessions Live airing Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 8pm PT!
Jazz 88.3 host Barry Farrar (Percussive Profiles, Thurs 10pm-Midnight PT; 'Round Midnight, Tues-Sat Midnight-2am PT) is the drummer and founder of Lower Left, with pianist Mikan Vlatkovich, and bassist Antar Martin rounding out the trio, captured live in San Diego. Click the LISTEN LIVE button or link to popup the browser player...so easy to LISTEN NOW!
|Jazz fans in San Diego and across the world showed their support for Live, Human-Programmed and Presented, Jazz and Blues Radio at KSDS San Diego's Jazz 88.3 with their financial support during our 2016 Spring Membership Campaign AND by telling us their favorite Jazz and Blues Artists. Here is the top 10 artists as indicated by new donors and members during the campaign. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!|
01. John Coltrane
02. Dave Brubeck
03. Bill Evans
04. Billie Holiday
05. Louis Armstrong
06. Count Basie
07. Frank Sinatra
08. Duke Ellington
09. Sarah Vaughan
10. Stan Getz
|San Diego Jazz Artists are hard at work creating new releases for 2016 and beyond! The San Diego Jazz Journalism community is on the case, writing reviews and getting interviews. #SDJazz fans are talking about it on Blogs and Social Media sites like SoundDiego and hearing the music and voices on shows like Jazz 88.3's Jazz Live San Diego, Afternoon Jazz, with more shows and interviews on-demand in the Jazz 88 Speakeasy! |
One of the esteemed Jazz Journalists in San Diego, Robert Bush, has promised more reviews of new work from artists like "... Ian Tordella, Rob Thorsen, Danny Green, Butch Lacy +Mark Dresser, Peter Kuhn, Nathan Hubbard just off the top of my head", so looking forward to that! The San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Troubador, SD Free Press, and more are publishing all the time!
Lori Bell's "Brooklyn Dreaming" gets us started...more to come, we promise!
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|Duke Ellington's 117th birthday was celebrated with a special film presentation and a concert by the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SDSCPA) Jazz Ensemble on Friday, April 29, 2016 at San Diego City College's Saville Theater. The event was a special celebration as it was a final performance by the SDSCPA Jazz Ensemble as they prepare to represent San Diego as 1 of only 15 ensembles in North America to compete in the Essentially Ellington competition in New York City, May 5-7, 2016. |
Enjoy the full concert audio from the Jazz 88 Speakeasy!
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for more pictures from a fantastic events!
|Some of the best of San Diego Jazz, including The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio, Euphoria Brass Band, and Gilbert Castellanos will be featured at Jazz On Tap, Saturday, April 30, 2016, a benefit for Water For People, a charity working to bring safe drinking water and sanitation to developing countries around the world. Matt Smith and Euphoria's Drew Miller (also host of Jazz 88.3's Second Line Parade, Saturday 7-8pm PT) dropped by Afternoon Jazz with Claudia on Friday, April 29, 2016 to chat about the event and the state of San Diego Jazz. LISTEN IN!|
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Pat Launer's Center Stage