Jazz 88.3 Blog
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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for reviews, interviews, and comments...
|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!|
|Saturday, April 9, KSDS will bring the curtain up on a whole new lineup of weekend programming, with some old favorites and new shows as well. Join us next Saturday for the new sound of Jazz and Blues on Jazz 88.3, KSDS.
|San Diego's KSDS-FM Jazz 88.3 celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month April 2016 with Smithsonian Jazz with some fantastic events to highlight "the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz", shining a spotlight on the role of Jazz in San Diego in the past, present, and future. |READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
for details on just some of the events planned to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month 2016 and the month's featured artist!
Hear San Diego Jazz history being made when an all-star band recreated the music of Barney Kessel's "Some Like It Hot" in the ballroom at the Hotel Del Coronado on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The inaugural concert in the San Diego Jazz Heritage Series presented by KSDS-FM, San Diego's Jazz 88.3 included dinner and a panel discussion led by Jazz 88.3 Station Manager and Los Angeles Jazz Institute Founder Ken Poston and featuring Gene Cipriano, multi-decade veteran of the Hollywood film industry and the man who "ghosted" the saxophone parts played by Tony Curtis in the movie "Some Like It Hot" which was filmed at the same Hotel Del in 1959.
The band for the event included Larry Koonse (g), Gene Cipriano (reeds), Carl Saunders (trumpet), Christian Jacob (piano), Darek Oles (bass), Kendall Kay (drums).
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for the set list for the concert, video of the panel discussion, and photos from the evening at "The Del"...
|Phyllis Kessel, widow of the great Jazz Guitarist Barney Kessel, chats with Claudia Russell, hosts of The Jazz Ride Home (Weekdays, 4-8pm PT) about the life and music of Barney which will be celebrated at "Some Like It Hot" at the Hotel Del Coronado on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7pm. Phyllis and Claudia also talk about some items from the Barney Kessel archive that Phyllis brought in to share, including items related to Mr. Kessell's arrangements of music inspired by the 1959 movie "Some Like It Hot" which was filmed at the Hotel Del Coronado. Barney and Phyllis were residents of San Diego during the later part of Barney's life before he passed away in 2004. Mrs. Kessel came by the Jazz 88 studios for the interview on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. |READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE
for a great photo of Claudia and Phyllis...
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