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Phyllis Kessel Talks About Barney and Some Like It Hot On The Jazz Ride Home [Interview]
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: March 9, 2016
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. 

Play NowJazz 88 Speakeasy Audio: Phyllis Kessel on The Jazz Ride Home, Tuesday, March 8, 2016 (7:15, Click to Play and Continue Browsing)

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Next Generation of San Diego Jazz to Compete at Monterey Jazz Festival [Interview]
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: February 23, 2016
The International Academy of Jazz San Diego (IAJSD.org) has been selected from over 130 groups to compete in the Next Generation Jazz Festival (NGJF), April 8-10, 2016 in Monterey, California, for a chance to perform at the legendary Monterey Jazz Festival in September 2016. IAJ-SD, a nonprofit 501c3 providing after school music enrichment in Jazz studies patterned after youth symphonic programs, will be the only group representing San Diego in the weekend of competition, learning, and engagement by top Jazz artists and competition judges including Grammy-award winner Terri Lyne Carrington and San Diego's own Gilbert Castellanos. IAJ-SD has kicked off a fundraising drive to help with costs of transportation, housing, and other expenses for a select group of students to go to NGJF. IAJ-SD board member Arlene Damasco and Executive Director Guy Gonzalez stopped by The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw on Monday, February 22, 2016 to fill us in on the details of the upcoming competition and ask for help to reach their fundraising goals. 



Danny Green Group at the Loft at UCSD
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: February 11, 2016
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 at The Loft at UCSD , January 2016

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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Ernie Andrews Reflects On His Career In Jazz Before Happy Hour Appearance
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: February 5, 2016
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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Daniel Jackson Week 2016 Celebrated With San Diego Jazz
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: January 19, 2016
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.

Daniel Jackson Week 2016 Celebrated in San Diego

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 Jazz 88.3 Top 10 Best Jazz of 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: December 31, 2015
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.

San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Top 10 Best Jazz of 2015

Here's the full Top 10!
  1. Russell Malone - "Love Looks Good On You"
  2. Harold Mabern - "Afro Blue"
  3. Albert "Tootie" Heath - "Philadelphia Beat"
  4. J D Allen - "Grafitti" 
  5. Cassandra Wilson - "Coming Forth By Day"
  6. Charles McPherson - "The Journey"
  7. Houston Person - "Something Personal"
  8. Steve Turre - "Spirit Man"
  9. Rez Abassi Acoustic Quartet - "Intents and Purposes"
  10. Mary Stallings - "Feelin' Good"
San Diego Holiday Jazz Rings With The Sounds Of The Season
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: December 24, 2015
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.

San Diego Holiday Jazz Rings With The Sounds Of The Season

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 100th Birthday Weekend Jazz Celebration
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: December 12, 2015
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! 

Celebrating Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday All Weekend at KSDS-FM San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org

Saturday, December 12, 2015 - Frank's 100th Birthday

The Jazz 88 Tribute to Frank Sinatra begins Saturday morning at 7 AM on Jazz with Ric, with Singers Sing Sinatra a special program of singers singing songs associated with the Chairman of the Board.

Our Sinatra Celebration continues at 9 AM Saturday Jazz with Jim McInnes featuring A Jazz Tribute to Frank Sinatra - jazz legends and rising stars playing Sinatra classics.

At 3pm PT, Phil Dinsen’s Jazz West Coast explores the cool side of the Sinatra Songbook.

Sunday, December 13, 2015 - The Sinatra Special Continues

On Sunday, our weekend tribute continues from 10 AM Big Band Brunch with Ross Porter showcasing the big band versions of Frank Sinatra's hits. 

The centennial celebration concludes from noon to 3, with the Queen of Swing, Ida Garcia, and three hours of Exclusively Frank.

Be sure to tune in and celebrate with us the Entertainer of the Century!
Follow Jazz 88 On Twitter
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: December 6, 2015
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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Blues Radio Lives In San Diego
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: December 5, 2015
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!  

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for links to all of our blue shows and playlists, blues hosts pages, Jazz 88 Speakeasy, and more...

Blues Radio Lives at KSDS-FM San Diego's Jazz and Blues 88.3 Jazz88.org
Read full article at: Blues Radio Lives In San Diego
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