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Today in San Diego

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

MAY 2021

Today - Tuesday the 11th

Jazz
6:30 PM
Ray Briz — Il Sogno Italiano • 314 fifth ave, San Diego, CA 92101
8:00 PM
Charlie Arbelaez hosts The Jazz Botanika Jam Session — Queen Bee's • 3925 Ohio Street, San Diego, CA 92104

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, May 11...

  • Irving Berlin (Piano, Composer) was born in Tyumen, Russia in 1888.
  • Carla Bley (Composer, Organ, Piano, Arranger) was born in Oakland, CA in 1938.
  • King Oliver (Cornet, Trumpet, Vocals) was born in New Orleans, LA, 1885–1938.
  • Beryl Bryden (Vocals) was born in Norwich, England, 1920–1998.
  • Dick Garcia (Guitar) was born in New York, NY in 1931.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Benny Goodman's band battles the Chick Webb Orchestra at the Savoy Ballroom in 1937..... According to Gene Krupa, Chick won.
  • Duke Ellington records "Mood Indigo" for Bluebird records in 1945 in New York City.
  • Louis Armstrong and the Hot Sevens record "Melancholy", "Weary Blues" and "Twelfth Street Rag" in Chicago for Okeh records in 1927.
  • Miles Davis recorded 'In Your Own Sweet Way', 'Diane', 'Trane's Blues' and 'Something I Dreamed Last Night' as well as for Prestige in Hackensack, NJ, 1956.
  • This session also produced 'It Could Happen To You', 'Woodyn' You', 'Ahmad's Blues', 'Surry With the Fringe On Top', 'It Never Entered My Mind', 'When I Fall In Love', 'Salt Peanuts', 'Four', 'The Theme'.

KSDS Jazz88.3 FM San Diego

Station News

Jazz Night San Diego

Jazz Night San Diego

Live Jazz is back in San Diego. KSDS and ElectricLouieLand Productions bring you the best of San Diego Jazz for ‘Jazz Night San Diego.’ Tune in at 5PM Pacific every Saturday night for a broadcast that features recently captured performances all around San Diego County. Gilbert Castellanos and some of his closest Jazz friends will be featured in concerts that will entertain and inspire. That’s Jazz Night San Diego, Saturday nights at 5PM Pacific, only on KSDS 88.3.

KSDS is BACK TO LIVE Broadcasting!

KSDS is BACK TO LIVE Broadcasting!

We are thrilled to announce that we are back on the air live! For now, our Phase 1 live broadcasting will consist of Monday through Friday between the hours of 7AM to 3PM Pacific time. The hosts are Joe Kocherhans (7-9A). Gary Beck (9-11A). Claudia Russell (11A-1P) and Ron Dhanifu (1-3P). This is our first step to return to a 24/7 format. We look forward to adding more shows and hosts in the near future. Thank you for all your patience and support throughout 2020 and 2021. If you would like to help us stay financially sound we would truly appreciate your SUPPORT. 

Donate Used Vehicles

Donate Used Vehicles

Donate your used vehicle to Jazz 88.3 because it's the best result from a kind act AND it is truly one of the only revenue sources we have now during the COVID-19 pandemic! Also, you may get a TAX  DEDUCTION (check with your tax accountant)! Seriously, you can donate a vehicle almost anywhere but if you donate your car to Jazz 88.3 we will be truly and unquestionably be grateful and appreciative! Simply call 1-888-JAZZ-CAR (1-888-529-9227). It's easy, quick, and you'll be supporting your favorite Jazz and Blues radio station! Plus, we now have a new referral system called 'Miles to the Dial.' Simply mention the person who referred you to the program and if you donate a vehicle he/she will get a KSDS membership (or a 1 year extension) plus a jazzy gift. Who knows, maybe one day that person will be you?! Click here for details! 

Connect to San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Connect to San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Another way to join KSDS San Diego's Jazz 88.3 is with the listening stream. There's our fairly new KSDS APP. Please search 'KSDS' in your respective Google or Apple store.You can also  bookmark the actual stream or use our Jazz 88 player. Going social you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and there we are on YouTube

KSDS Continues During the COVID-19 Pandemic

KSDS Continues During the COVID-19 Pandemic

KSDS is ensuring the safety of our hosts and staff during this COVID-19 pandemic. We will still be broadcasting quality Straight-Ahead Jazz 24/7. We can be reached via our normal e-mail addresses although the staff will not be on the City College campus- Click here for our contact form. As a result of this pandemic and for the safety of our staff and volunteers we had to cancel our Spring Membership Drive.We are hopeful you can make a pledge of support during this difficult time as it will be the only revenue KSDS takes in for a while. We understand times are tough and we surely do appreciate anything you can do. Please adhere to the safety standards set out by the CDC.  

Following Your Dreams!

Following Your Dreams!

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 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

Sunday Sessions at the Handlery Hotel San Diego

Sunday Sessions at the Handlery Hotel San Diego

Until further notice all Jazz at the Handlery performances on Sundays (950 Lounge) are postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks.

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