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Newport Jazz Festival Celebration

Blog Name:Home Page News

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:June 28, 2024

Sixteen hours of expertly curated selections from the golden era of the Newport Jazz Festival (1954 to 1970) in six parts.

On July 4th (2024) KSDS-FM celebrated a major event. Yes, it was July 4th. But this was an extra special festival weekend because we used the occasion of our nation's founding to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the inaugural Newport Jazz Festival.

Read full article at: Newport Jazz Festival Celebration

New Sunday Line-up

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:June 26, 2024

Sundays have a new look on KSDS beginning in July. And, it's more than just this graphic.

Read full article at: New Sunday Line-up

The Four Freshmen at the Handlery

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:June 11, 2024

There will be a change of venue for the last Jazz Live of this season. The July 16th presentation of The Four Freshmen will be moved to The Handlery Hotel under the stars in their backyard garden. If you are an existing Jazz Live subscriber for this season (February-July 2024) you are guaranteed your 2 tickets. Please e-mail Chuck (chuck@jazz88.org) for any additional information or questions you may have and ask him about any add-ons that you may be interested in. If you are NOT A CURRENT JAZZ LIVE SUBSCRIBER please read below. 

Read full article at: The Four Freshmen at the Handlery

Miles Davis Birthday Celebration

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:May 22, 2024

KSDS celebrates Miles Davis’s Birthday all day THIS MONDAY, on Memorial Day, beginning at 7AM PACIFIC. We will be playing classic and rare recordings and offering insightful commentary throughout the day. You're not going to want to miss one minute of this special programming. This Monday, beginning at 7AM only on San Diegos’ Jazz 88.3, KSDS-FM. 

Jazz Live- May 22 -Roy McCurdy Quartet

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:May 16, 2024

Jazz Live returns to the campus of San Diego City College this Wednesday, May 22nd, when legendary drummer Roy McCurdy brings one of the finest quartets to ever grace the Saville Theatre stage.

Celebrate May 4th in 5-4 Time: Check Out "Our Time -- Reimagining Dave Brubeck," Brubeck Protege Mark Zaleski's Tribute to His Late Mentor

And don't freak out if his takes on Brubeck depart from the signature Brubeck sound; he's only doing what his teacher told him to do.

The Fourth of May Isn't Just a Day to Celebrate "Star Wars"; 5.4 is Also a Day to Celebrate Dave Brubeck

And this year, I'm celebrating by revisiting an album of previously unreleased Brubeck material from 2020 that gives unprecedented insight into how "Time Out" came together.

The Jazz Lounge- Free Shows in May!

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:May 2, 2024

Award-winning singer and club and restaurant owner, Leonard Patton has recently dealt with some online setbacks as his Facebook account was recently hacked. Check out his video on You Tube. It has really affected his business and he can use some help so please visit his establishment at 6818 El Cajon Blvd. and when visiting The Jazz Lounge Website you can use the code 'MAY2024' to attend any show for free (in May).

Jazz Live- April 24- A Shorty Rogers Celebration

For our next Jazz Live, KSDS will celebrate the centennial of a principal architect of west coast Jazz, Shorty Rogers. Join us THIS WEDNESDAY as we honor Shorty through live music and film. Music starts at 7:30 and Trumpeter Ron Stout and Reedman Jerry Pinter brings a terrific band that will play Shorty’s arrangements that will harken back to the golden age of west coast jazz. Before the music, we’ll begin the celebration with a special film screening at 6:30PM bringing never before seen footage from this foundational era of West Coast music.

A Sincere Thank You for Your Support

And for making us an outpost of community in an otherwise fragmented world.

The bandstand at Cinema Under the Stars on Feb. 29, 2024, just minutes before Luther Hughes and the Cannonball-Coltrane Project took the stage to cap-off our month-long celebration of the Coltrane Legacy back in February. These events, where we come together over food, drink, and music — as a community — don’t happen without your appetite for them. For so many reasons, we need them more now than ever; your dedicated and continued support makes it all possible. Photo by Chad Fox.

By Matt Silver

Hey there, Jazz88ers. It's been a whirwind of a last ten days, but we made it. The 2024 Spring Membership Drive has concluded. We welcomed new members — some had been listening for years and chose this week to take that next step; some, like one woman I remember speaking with who was in town visiting from North Carolina, were excited to find something new that they might now make part of their everyday lives. And we heard from many familiar names who've been riding with us for all or part of the last 50 years.