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"
|KSDS-FM's Jazz Live San Diego's 2015 Concerts by Kronomorfic, Joe Garrison and Night People, and Joe Chambers were featured in NBC San Diego / Sound Diego's list of Unforgettable Jazz Concerts of 2015, compiled by noted Jazz critic Robert Bush.
(photo creds to great jazz fans Barbara Wise, Deborah Wolfe, Michael Oletta)
In the full article, Mr. Bush provides a quick synopsis of why each show made the cutoff...and if you've been to shows around San Diego, you know Robert sees a lot of them! Here's the short list, then further below, we provide links to Roberts original reviews of the Jazz Live shows, along with a link to hear the entire Kronomorfic show, interviews from that show and Joe Garrison, pictures and more.
|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.
|Tommy Emmanuel will grace the stage at Balboa Theatre in the heart of downtown, TONIGHT! The two-time Grammy nominee has a professional career that spans over four decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. A household name in his native Australia, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide with his unique style – he calls it simply “finger style” – akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Tickets are selling FAST but there's still some left--simply click here!
Our first Jazz Live of 2016 (TONIGHT
) is officially SOLD OUT
--and it will no doubt, be a very special one--a Bill Evans tribute and west coast documentary premiere of Time Remembered
. An all-star trio (with pianist, John Campbell, bassist, Darek Oles and drummer, Duncan Moore) playing. Even though tonight's concert is SOLD OUT
, you can listen to the live broadcast on 88.3fm or via our stream here on the website. If you are attending tonight don't forget to arrive for the documentary. Check out the film (6:30p start)
and attend the pre-concert talk with the filmmaker and Bill's son, Evan Evans. Oh, check out the interview Claudia did with filmmaker Bruce Spiegel (see down Blog down below). One last thing, don't forget to print a parking pass
Jazz 88.3 is joining all Frank Sinatra fans in celebration of the Chairman of the Board's Centennial (100th birthday)! In fact, we'll be hosting a tour of Ol Blue Eyes' favorite haunts in the desert, along with a concert and party at his house, located in the heart of beautiful Palm Springs! It's all happening TODAY
and YOU can join us! Just make a $235
(per-ticket) contribution to your favorite Jazz and Blues radio station and you’ll be all set! Here's all the details
—simply give us a call before noon at 562-619-1101 to make your reservation
. The bus headed to Palm Springs leaves City College (Lot 1) at 1:30PM.
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!
: Soweto Gospel Choir
, December 20th
at The Jacobs Center
, celebrating the inspirational power of African Gospel music with two special holiday performances (Matinee Show: 4PM; Evening Show: 7:30PM) by the world renown Soweto Gospel Choir. Dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music, the 20-strong choir has been called “powerful” and “jubilant” by the LA Times. Expect engaging performances of traditional hymns as well as lively renditions of contemporary pop. Don’t miss the only performances the choir will do in San Diego this year! To purchase tickets, simply click here
|Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the Lafayette Hotel's (SOLD OUT!) annual New Year's Eve bash, happening, naturally, on Thursday, December 31st! This year's theme: Mystère in the French Quarter-- bringing you the rich culture and history of New Orleans to you! Full of excitement, intrigue, and the city’s most talented musicians, this year’s party will be bigger and better than the last. As you enter, the FRENCH QUARTER greets you with its lively nightlife of inspiring entertainment and silly characters. To the east, the Louisiana Ballroom turns into The Bayou, the banks of a hidden town known for its good ol’ fashion fun chock full of rhythm and blues. Underground, our main stage is the Voodoo Lounge which will beckon you with its mysterious energy and danceable vibes. Come for an unforgettable night – leave with timeless memories.
|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.
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE for what's happening right now on the Jazz 88.3 Radio Hosts Twitter List...