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San Diego Symphony's Winter Season!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: January 5, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the San Diego Symphony as they present: "The Roots of Rhythm," happening Saturday, January 27th at Copley Symphony Hall (8PM)--part of the Jazz @ the Jacobs concert series! As part of the January “It’s About Time” festival, this concert will explore the origins and evolution of the various rhythmic styles that made their way from all over the world to America, becoming part of the modern jazz idiom. John Santos, one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today (as both musician and historian), will survey jazz’s “root system” by way of his remarkable personal collection of percussion instruments in performance with several special guests.What better way to kick-off the new year than with a concert like this?! For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
SD Dance Theater Presents: New Year with Janus!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: January 5, 2018
San Diego Dance Theater Presents: New Year with Janus, happening Friday-Sunday, January 19th-21st at the Saville Theatre, right here on the San Diego City College campus! Choreography by Jean Isaacs, Trystan Loucado, and Gina and Kyle Sorensen performed by 12 of the region's most exciting dancers. 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. They are also known for their cross-border projects, site-specific Trolley Dances, summer dance workshops, and for the sheer beauty of our dancers. This is certainly one show you won't want to miss! For specific show times and/or to purchase tickets, simply click here
Top Ten Discs of 2017
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 31, 2017
Happy New Year to all our Jazz and Blues lovers! It was a great year of music. Music Director, Joe Kocherhans culled his list down to a mere 10. See below for his Top Ten selections. We hope you have a great and jazzy new year. 

HERE'S OUR TOP 10...
Read full article at: Top Ten Discs of 2017
New Year's Eve Across America- A Live Special Event- 2018
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 26, 2017
Tim Pinch and Inside Jazz, in association with KSDS-FM presents "New Year's Eve Across America." Featuring some of the greatest jazz musicians around today including Scott Whitfield, Jon Mayer, Bob McChesney, Carl Saunders and other special guests. We are ringing in the new year in each time zone leading up to midnight on the west coast. Live music, interviews and good fun. Only on KSDS-FM, 88.3 and Jazz 88.org.
Jazz Live- Ralph Peterson Fo'tet
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 20, 2017
Jazz Live kicks off 2018 in a grand fashion. Drummer and leader Ralph Peterson comes to the Saville Theatre on Tuesday, January 23rd (8pm). Peterson has been one of the most in-demand drummer bandleaders for more than a quarter of a century. He has lead a number of influential ensembles which have continually pushed the envelope of imagination and improvisation. One of those ensembles is his Fo'tetThe concert is for Jazz 88 members only. As always, Thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. Remember, that good ole' parking pass and come hungry, because a food truck will be on site!
Read full article at: Jazz Live- Ralph Peterson Fo'tet
Jazz Live- Nutcracker Sweets
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 14, 2017
The SOLD OUT Jazz Live happening TONIGHT will be one for the ages as history will be made. First- it is the premiere of the KSDS Jazz Orchestra led by Gilbert Castellanos. Second- the night is being billed as "The Nutcracker Sweets: 2 Tasty Versions of the Nutcracker Suite (Duke Ellington and Shorty Roger's respective interpretations)." The evening will start EARLY (6PM) with the Young Lions playing holiday music in and and outside the Saville Theatre all while you enjoy refreshments and participate in a KSDS silent auction. The actual start time for the music will be 7pm for this Jazz Live.The concert is for Jazz 88 members only. As always, Thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. Remember, that good ole' parking pass and come hungry, because a food truck will be on site!
Read full article at: Jazz Live- Nutcracker Sweets
Silent Auction for KSDS
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 5, 2017
'Tis the season to be merry and to BID! Join us before Jazz Live begins TONIGHTat 530pm for a great silent auction that is guaranteed to delight everyone on your gift giving list. The silent auction proceeds will benefit KSDS and the items up for auction include a Dane Coffee Roasters Gift Basket, A wine and dinner package from Cafe Bar Europa, A bi-plane ride through La Jolla, courtesy of SD Sky Tours, Salsa dance lessons from Melomano Entertainment, a flower arrangement from Cal Pacific Orchids, dinner for 6 from Chef Hanis of The Carnitas Snack Shack, a gourmet gift basket from Seaside Market, wine from Negociant Winery, a gift certificate from 10 Barrell Brewing Co. and an original 24 x 14 painting from artist DC Langer. And, there's a terrific Blue Note Cruise up for auction (worth 7K). Even though Jazz Live is SOLD OUT we hope you still come on down and enjoy the festivities- holiday music from the Young Lions begins at 6pm and there will be a food truck on site as well. See you there!
Following Your Dreams!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 30, 2017
The San Diego Community College District and City College is committed to supporting The San Diego Promise, an initiative that allows local students to attend their first year at City College for FREE. YOU can help in that endeavor by sponsoring a student or making a donation. PLEASE DONATE. To learn more about applying for classes at City College please click here
Dianne Reeves: "Christmas Time is Here"
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 29, 2017
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support La Jolla Music Society as they present: Dianne Reeves: Christmas Time is Here happening Sunday, December 17th at 8PM at Balboa Theatre! The pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world, Grammy® Award-winning singer Dianne Reeves rings in the holiday season with music from her celebrated album, Christmas Time Is Here. Renowned for her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings, she melds her timeless grace, elegance, and charisma into unforgettable jazz renditions of holiday favorites such as “Little Drummer Boy”, “Carol of the Bells”, “Christmas Waltz”, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, “Let It Snow” and many more. It's going to be one extraordinary show and one you won't want to miss! To purchase tickets, click here
The First Lady of Song: An Ella Fitzgerald Tribute
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 20, 2017
Jazz 88.3 is very proud to partner with the San Diego Symphony for their 2017-2018 winter season! Up Next: The First Lady of Song: An Ella Fitzgerald Tribute, happening Saturday, November 25th at Copley Symphony Hall (8PM)
The Great American Songbook had few interpreters with more grace, style and vocal excellence than the wonderful Ella Fitzgerald. The Jazz @ The Jacobs season opens with a tribute to the First Lady of Song in her Centennial year and features her favorite accompanist in her later years, pianist Mike Wofford. 
The concert will open with a set from vocalist Sara Gazarek, followed by some songs from Jazzmeia Horn. The second half will feature vocals from our very special guest, veteran Ella Fitzgerald interpreter Mary Stallings.
 For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
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