San Diego's Jazz 88.3 FM - KSDS

“America's Finest Jazz & Blues from America's Finest City”

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The 2022 Fall Membership Drive

The 2022 Fall Membership Drive

KSDS/Jazz 88.3's 2022 Fall Membership Drive was a big success! Thank you so much for your support. We welcomed many new and renewing members and the music will continue to thrive because of it. If you missed your chance to call during the drive you can still donate towards the campaign by clicking here.  Many thanks to Dave Grudt for the polling and THANK YOU to all our DONORS AND VOLUNTEERS! We truly couldn't have done it with you! Here is the top ten list from our most recent drive:

 

 

1. Billie Holiday

2. Louis Armstrong

3. Charles Mingus

4. Gerry Mulligan

5. Art Pepper

6. Oscar Peterson

7. Art Blakey

8. Blossom Dearie

9. McCoy Tyner

10. Les McCann

RETIRED INCLUDES: Miles Davis (Fall 2015), John Coltrane (Spring 2016), Frank Sinatra (Fall 2016), Ella Fitzgerald (Spring 2017), Thelonious Monk (Fall 2017), Dave Brubeck (Spring 2018), Stan Getz (Fall 2018), Nina Simone (End of Year 2018), Chet Baker (Spring 2019). Charlie Parker (Fall 2019), Bill Evans (End of Year 2019)

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Our stream may be down right now. It has been intermittent the last few days. We are working on a solution and will keep you informed via this listing and our social media. Thank you for your patience. (09/26 9:33PM).


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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, September 27th

  • Bud Powell (Piano) was born in New York City, 1924–1966.
  • Red Rodney (Trumpet) was born in Philadelphia, PA, 1927–1994.
  • Hank Levy (Composer, Arranger) was born in Baltimore, MD, 1927–2001.
  • Mike Nock (Piano) was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1940.
  • Sammy Benskin (Piano) was born in New York, NY, 1922–1992.
  • Matt Wilson (Drums and Percussion) was born in Knoxville ,IL in 1964.
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On This Day

September 27th in Jazz History…

  • Glenn Miller's band play their final date at the Central Theater in Passaic, New Jersey in 1942.
  • The Stan Kenton orchestra records "Passacaglia and Fugue" in 1965 in Hollywood.
  • Artie Shaw recorded "Nightmare", and "What is This Thing Called Love?" on Bluebird records in 1938.
  • And on a sad note, drummer J.C.Heard died in Troy, Michigan in 1988. He was 71.
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