Jazz 88.3 Blog
Join KSDS/Jazz88.3 as we are NOW CELEBRATING the birth of the one and only John Coltrane. We began at 6AM and are running into the wee hours of Thursday morning. We are dusting off the vinyl and playing John Coltrane (as a leader) albums, in their entirety. Hear classic albums like “Blue Train”, “Live at Birdland”, “A Love Supreme” and many others. DONATE $88.30 OR MORE to KSDS during our Trane Birthday Celebration and we'll thank you with an exclusive poster featuring the cover art from all of the albums we play for the celebration. For more information on donating and to make your contribution, visit our DONATE PAGE.
THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF JAZZ – SAN DIEGO (or IAJSD) is starting its seventh year providing its top-tiered jazz music after-school program to San Diego’s jazz band students. Artistic Director and two-time Jazz Grammy award winner, Kamau Kenyatta, leads the team of instructors and will also be teaching. Fall classes will be ONLINE and are starting now, and open enrollment will continue through the remainder of September. This new online curriculum studies the elements of harmony, theory and ear-training, all geared for the young music students who loves jazz. IAJSD is also launching its first ever Adult classes, which are a version of the award-winning jazz-for-kids program only tempered for adults. Each adult class is twelve weeks in length and enrollment for the adult classes is open now. Call (619) 997-7453 for more information or visit IAJSD.org.
KSDS Jazz 88.3 would like to invite you to revisit to best of Jazz Live (KSDS' monthly Live concert broadcasting out of City College). Live concerts featuring the greatest San Diego Jazz musicians and other special guests. This month join us for 'Jazz Live Archives' Saturday, September 19th at 5PM Pacific. We look back to July of 2017 when acclaimed Bassist, Darek Oles presented "Coltrane's Sound- A Celebration of John Coltrane." The rest of the band included Chuck Manning on Saxophone, Jon Mayer on Piano, Larry Koonse on Guitar and Roy McCurdy on Drums. As always, Larry Redman was there and took some great photos of the concert.
KSDS continues to honor Charlie Parker's centennial birthday THIS SATURDAY (Saturday, September 5), from 9am-7pm as we air an encore of our recent Charlie Parker Celebration. We will explore the remarkable career of this unmistakable Jazz master. Plus, if you contribute $100 or more you will receive a one-of-a-kind, limited-edition Charlie Parker CD- "Charlie Parker On the Air- Rare Broadcasts from Birdland." Due to the pandemic we are only receiving Donations Online.
As some of you may know KSDS is located in downtown San Diego at City College, and is part of the San Diego Community College District. We want to share with you a recent message from our San Diego Community College District Chancellor, Constance M. Carroll and her leadership team. KSDS celebrates the art form of Jazz every day. Our mission is to preserve the past, promote the present and nurture the future of it. Today, and every day, we stand in support and solidarity of our rich Jazz heritage and its African-American roots. For those of you who missed it KSDS explored and played an hour of Jazz protest songs. Please search the June 2nd, 2020 archive (noon hour) to check out the titles. You can listen to the full hour by clicking here.
Turn off the TV News and tune in to your radio or streaming device ALL DAY TODAY beginning at 9am pacific. KSDS celebratea Miles Davis’s Birthday playing full albums in their entirety. What will we play? Well, you will hear some of the most popular and acclaimed recordings of this jazz icon's career introduced by Jazz88's own hosts. You will have to tune in to find out what will be played and by whom. It's Miles Davis's Birthday Celebration ALL DAY AND NIGHT only on San Diego's KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM.
Our broadcast signal will be down TODAY (5/6), beginning around 6:30AM PACIFIC due to a planned power outtage at Mesa College, where our transmitter lives. It should last approximately 4-5 hours. The Good News? Our stream will be operating and if you have not had a chance to download the KSDS App- (Android/iPhone), well, now is the time to do so. We will keep you informed via this listing on the situation and our social media platforms. Thank you for your patience. Thursday, 6:20am
Our broadcast signal will be down TOMORROW (5/6), beginning around 6:30AM PACIFIC due to a planned power outtage at Mesa College, where our transmitter lives. It should last approximately 4-5 hours. The Good News? Our stream will be operating and if you have not had a chance to download the KSDS App- (Android/iPhone), well now is the time to do so. We will keep you informed via this listing on the situation and our social media platforms. Thank you for your patience.
Giving Tuesday Now is today and it's a day for people to stand together to rally around the causes they care about. If the jazz music that KSDS has been playing helped soothe you in this new normal, please make a donation today. You can do so by SUPPORTING KSDS or if you would like to donate a used vehicle anywhere in the continental united states simply call 1-888-JAZZ-CAR. That's 1-888-529-9227. We appreciate your support.
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to The New Soil Ensemble! They are the next generation of Jazz and live and play right here IN SAN DIEGO! They made the cover of DOWNBEAT magazine (43rd Student Awards Issue). They are part of the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory led by Gilbert Castellanos. All of these young artists were on our Jazz Live San Diego stage back in January 2020 as part of the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory Big Band concert. We are so proud.
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