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Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

MAY 2022

Today - Tuesday the 17th

Solo Jazz Guitar
6:00 PM
Ray Anthony Brown — The Wine Pub • 2907 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, May 17...

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Dizzy Gillespie records his first solo in New York City in 1937. It was with Teddy Hill's band on the composition "King Porter Stomp" for Bluebird records.
  • Glenn Miller opens a 3 month stand at the Glen Island casino in 1939.
  • The first Joe Williams and Count Basie session of "Every Day I Have the Blues" was made in 1955.
  • That same year, Count Basie and his Orchestra recorded "April in Paris" in New York City.
  • John Coltrane records "Cattin' with Coltrane and Quinchette" (kin-a-shay) in 1957 for Prestige records.
  • Herbie Hancock recorded "Maiden Voyage" on Blue Note records in 1965.

KSDS Jazz88.3 FM San Diego

Station News

Jazz Across America- a new series on KSDS

Every weekday at 5PM (Pacific), KSDS, San Diego’s Jazz 88.3 brings the flavor of a great American Jazz city to your ears. Join us for Jazz Across America. This series is a 2-hour exploration hosted by some of the best Jazz curators around the country. Monday nights we take you to New York with world-acclaimed Jazz drummer, Kenny Washington. Tuesday you will go to Detroit with radio veteran, Jim Gallert.  On Wednesday nights,  Kansas City’s own Sam Wisman (Jazz musician and producer) will take the reins. Thursday we will go to Chicago with the award-winning jazz journalist and author, Neil Tesser. And, on Fridays, we will go to the Big Easy (New Orleans) with The Rev (Roderick Paulin). Jazz Across America- every weekday night at 5PM Pacific, only on San Diego’s Jazz 88.3.

Journey into Jazz- Classics 4 Kids and Young Lions Conservatory

Journey into Jazz- Classics 4 Kids and Young Lions Conservatory

 Classics 4 Kids is presenting their award-winning music education programs for thousands of elementary students from throughout San Diego County to enjoy. “Journey Into Jazz” takes place on May 24-25, 2022, and will feature live music from the 17-member Classics Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied by six talented high school jazz artists from the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory. Performances take place for San Diego County elementary students at 9:45 AM and 11:30 AM on May 24th and 25th, 2022 at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. Tickets are available at classics4kids.org. All programs will be produced in a safe setting in accordance with Public Health regulations.

Women in Jazz Festival- 2022

Women in Jazz Festival- 2022

San Diego Jazz Ventures presents a mini-festival of Women in Jazz featuring all-star sextet Artemis and Grammy-nominee Thana Alexa. June 3 + 4 at The Alexandria at Torrey Pines. Artemis, a Blue Note super group made up of seven of the most distinguished musicians in modern jazz, is acclaimed as "A killer line-up of performers... they all converge on this extremely cosmopolitan, sleek, rhythm-forward, modern sound."  (NPR Music). Free parking on site. More information and a link for ticket purchasing can be found here.

Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop- 2022

Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop- 2022

Francis Parker is hosting their 12th annual Summer Jazz Workshop. This program provides a unique opportunity for middle and high school-aged students to study with some of San Diego's most gifted professional jazz performers and educators. Sessions start in July and scholarships are still available. For more information go to francisparker.org/jazz-workshops or contact ccabrera@francisparker.org.

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

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

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Knights of Swing!

Knights of Swing! by San Diego's Jazz 88.3

KSDS host of Phat Tracks and Grammy winner, Gordon Goodwin, is in a movie! It's called 'Knights of Swing.' Set in 1947, Knights of Swing chronicles a group of young jazz musicians whose dream is to form a really swingin' Big Band. Things prove much more complicated when the community objects to the diversity of the band. Alliances are formed and lines are drawn. Here is the link to the Vimeo On-Demand page to rent the film.

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