|Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support the San Diego Symphony's 2019 Winter Season! The season continues with Freedom Rider: An Art Blakey Centennial Celebration, Saturday, April 20th (8PM). In a career that spanned the decades between the Big Band sounds of Billy Eckstine and the modern generation of neo-traditional jazz practitioners such as Wynton Marsalis, percussion master and band leader Art Blakey boldly blazed a trail of his own. For 35 years he led several incarnations of the Jazz Messengers through the glory years of bebop and beyond, incubating a dazzling lineup of young jazz talent along the way. Series Curator Gilbert Castellanos has assembled a stellar group of musicians, including former Jazz Messengers Brian Lynch, Bobby Watson, Bill Pierce, Donald Brown and Peter Washington, for this centennial tribute. The concert also features Freddie Hubbard drummer Carl Allen, who is former Artistic Director of Jazz Studies (2008-13) at The Juilliard School. To purchase tickets, click here!
Beginning at 7AM
today KSDS will celebrate John Coltrane's birthday. Jazz Explorations will focus on The Miles Davis years. Then at 10AM
, David Barron and the Jazz Message will feature recordings from the Blue Note, Prestige and Atlantic sessions. At 3PM
, Leo Cates (No Room For Squares) explores the John Coltrane Influence. Chad Fox (at 6PM)
delves into the 'Loosely Knit' Coltrane and Miff Mole's Free Time (at 9PM)
finishes the day with The Avant-Gard Trane. It’s a full day of John Coltrane and John Coltrane-influenced music that you won’t want to miss, only on KSDS-FM.
|Jazz 88.3 is proud to support Art San Diego, happening October 18th - 21st at the scenic Wyland and Expo Center, a 30,000+ square foot exhibition space is located just 20 miles north of downtown San Diego (Del Mar Fairgrounds). Discover Art San Diego—a contemporary art show in the heart of southern California featuring an international slate of artists and galleries. The show features over 500 leading contemporary artists, museum exhibitions, Art Labs, events, and Art Talks focused on collecting. Now in its tenth year, the four-day event attracts over 15,000 high-net-worth collectors. Join us for an unforgettable four days of cutting-edge art, entertainment, and special events. For more information, or to purchase tickets, just click here!
|Jean Isaacs and San Diego Dance Theater present the 2018 San Diego Trolley Dances, happening October 5th, 6th and 7th. Guided tours begin at Hazard Center and take you to see dances pop-up in unexpected places along MTS trolley lines. Founded in 1972 as a 501(c)3 professional company, the San Diego Dance Theater (SDDT) has for 45 years enriched the cultural life of San Diego through countless dance concerts and training for young dancers. Jean Isaacs was appointed Artistic Director in 1997 and under her direction, SDDT has earned its reputation as a company of fully-professional dancers committed to unconventional and deeply courageous programming which expands access to the stage for dancers of many nationalities, races, ages, and physical abilities. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
|Jazz 88.3 is proud to support La Jolla Music Society as they present: "Spaces" By Wynton Marsalis, Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wednesday, October 3rd (8PM) at Balboa Theatre. Spaces – composed with the concept of “animal ballet” in mind by Pulitzer Prize-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis – comes to life with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s true jazz melodies and the groundbreaking dance magic of Memphis “jookin’” star Lil Buck and tap dancer Jared Grimes. For more information, or to purchase tickets, simply click here!
|Jazz 88.3's Fall Membership Campaign begins on Tuesday, October 2nd (runs through October 14th) and we NEED YOU! Sign Up to be a Volunteer to answer our phones. Pick a date and time that works for you. When you volunteer you are guaranteed to have a great time- meet new friends, eat delicious food and talk jazz with like-minded aficionados. We are also looking for supervisors to help with the drive. Please e-mail our membership department to learn more about being a supervisor and for any other questions you might have. We can't wait to see you. Here's a map and parking information to our studios.
will welcome back saxophonist Doug Webb as he and trumpeter Ron Stout will celebrate Gerry Mulligan's piano-less quartet. It all happens at the Saville Theatre stage on Tuesday, October 9 at 8pm
. The famous pianoless quartet was conceived out of necessity and created one of the most important jazz groups of all time. The Pacific Jazz record company was formed to record the group and with that West Coast Jazz was born. Only current Jazz 88 members can attend this concert.
Any questions about membership can be answered by the membership team
or you can call Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301.
always, thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop,
located in University Heights
(Park Blvd.) and now Solana Beach
for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. If you are going remember that good ole' parking pass
|Jazz 88.3 has teamed up with the Ramada Inn for their "Community Open House", happening this Friday, September 14th (4-7PM) at: 5550 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego, CA. 92111. Admission is FREE and food and drinks will be provided! The event will feature local breweries, a scavenger hunt with prizes up to $500.00 in value, giveaways and moreover, a chance to interact with local businesses! The Ramada Inn will also showcase their renovated hotel suites, conference center and Proud Mary’s Restaurant! Be sure to swing by!
|You'll want to mark your calendars because he production of "Mamma Mia"at Welk Resorts Theatre in Escondido is officially in full-swing! The show runs now through THIS SUNDAY! ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a teen's search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise--and this is sure to be one musical you simply won't want to miss! To purchase tickets--simply click here!
|Madeleine Peyroux will grace The Music Box stage, Sunday, September 23rd (8PM). Madeleine Peyroux's extraordinary journey is one of music industry’s most compelling. Eight albums and 22 years since her debut Dreamland, Peyroux continues to challenge the confines of jazz, venturing into the fertile fields of contemporary music with unfading curiosity. With an all-new quintet and show, Madeleine embarks on the worldwide Anthem tour starting in the U.S., then to Europe and beyond... Come celebrate the music of Anthem and more! Please Note: This concert is 21+. For more information, or to purchase tickets, simply click here!