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Jazz 88.3 KSDS FM San Diego

Jazz 88.3 KSDS FM San Diego KSDS-FM is a non-commercial, member-supported radio station broadcasting real jazz and blues 24-7 fr

The programming on KSDS concentrates on blending the new and upcoming artists with the great performers of the past who have given jazz its identity. From artists like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Jelly Roll Morton to Rob McConnell, Bobby Watson, Herbie Hancock and Wynton Marsalis. Jazz 88 features specialty programs that concentrate on various

The programming on KSDS concentrates on blending the new and upcoming artists with the great performers of the past who have given jazz its identity. From artists like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Jelly Roll Morton to Rob McConnell, Bobby Watson, Herbie Hancock and Wynton Marsalis. Jazz 88 features specialty programs that concentrate on various

Operating as usual

We called him the "Professor." He was much more than that. He was a kind-hearted man who loved the art form of Jazz even...
01/24/2023

We called him the "Professor." He was much more than that. He was a kind-hearted man who loved the art form of Jazz even more than he loved his "baby,” aka the Jazz Mobile (seen below).

We will miss you Leo Cates. May your spirit soar among the jazz cosmos for all eternity.

KSDS will be planning an on-air memorial to Leo in the coming weeks. We will post the details here on FB and on our website soon.

 w/Dave Drexler talks to Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman about her production of The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, wh...
01/19/2023

w/Dave Drexler talks to Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman about her production of The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, which starts this Saturday at The Old Globe . Listen below, then get your tickets for this wildly inventive show: theoldglobe.org/notebooks

Today, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tune in All Day.
01/16/2023
KSDS Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tune in All Day.

Martin Luther King Jr. believed that Jazz was the soundtrack to the Civil Rights era. He loved Jazz and appreciated its cultural significance and its connection to his dream. Tune in to KSDS-FM and Jazz88.org ALL DAY as we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Music relate...

ArtPower at UC San Diego presents ABSENCE: Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet on Tuesd...
01/13/2023

ArtPower at UC San Diego presents ABSENCE: Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet on Tuesday, January 17th at 8pm. Tickets and info at artpower.ucsd.edu

Photos from Inside Art's post
01/08/2023

Photos from Inside Art's post

Happy Holidays! KSDS-FM will be airing its annual Sounds of the Season at Noon Today! 36 hours of terrific holiday jazz....
12/24/2022
KSDS Playlist Archive

Happy Holidays! KSDS-FM will be airing its annual Sounds of the Season at Noon Today! 36 hours of terrific holiday jazz. Brought to you by our members and California Coast Credit Union. You can check out the playlist at https://www.jazz88.org/playlist/

Thanks to David Grudt and Ken Borgers for assembling and curating another great set of holiday cheer!

Music on KSDS-FM 88.3 is broadcast through a music library preservation project made possible by the generosity of the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Foundation. The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Foundation has helped KSDS adapt to technology changes by digitizing and archiving more than 23,000 Jazz and Blues albums...

Photos from Inside Art's post
12/11/2022

Photos from Inside Art's post

A well-deserved congratulations is in order for KSDS General Manager Ken Poston who announced that Being Gerry Mulligan ...
12/07/2022

A well-deserved congratulations is in order for KSDS General Manager Ken Poston who announced that Being Gerry Mulligan “My Life in Music” is completed and now available just in time for the holidays. https://a.co/d/0OnEJ5X

Being Gerry Mulligan: My Life in Music is an intimate chronicle of Gerry Mulligan’s life and career, told in his own words. This personal narrative reveals great insight into the musician’s complex personality. He speaks freely about the important milestones in both his personal and professional life, bringing a new understanding to the man behind the music.

Gerry Mulligan was one of the most important figures in the history of jazz. He was extremely influential as both a composer/arranger and as an instrumentalist. His career spanned an amazing six decades, beginning in the 1940s and continuing up to his death in 1996. Within that time, he worked with almost every major jazz figure, including Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie, as well as his own illustrious groups that featured the likes of Chet Baker, Bob Brookmeyer, Art Farmer, and Chico Hamilton.

As a composer, his music was distinct and original. His melodies were masterpieces, logically structured and filled with wit and humor. As an arranger, his linear approach and clever use of counterpoint helped define a new standard for modern jazz orchestration. As an instrumentalist, he is the most significant baritone saxophonist in the history of jazz. Gerry Mulligan single-handedly established the baritone saxophone as a solo voice. As one of the great jazz innovators, his writing and playing influenced entire stylistic movements, including cool jazz and bossa nova. This is his story, the way he wanted it told.

Let your yule tide spirits soar with San Diego icon Peter Sprague as he spins his compositional expertise into the sound...
12/06/2022

Let your yule tide spirits soar with San Diego icon Peter Sprague as he spins his compositional expertise into the soundtrack of the beloved holiday television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. First released in 1965, the album by American composer and jazz pianist, Vince Guaraldi, is renown for jazzing up the sound score of the Peanuts gang’s story about the true meaning of Christmas. Get your tickets here:
www.camarada.org

Trio Gadjo w/ Claudia Gomez happening now at Curran Plaza here at City College. All part of the World Cultures Program.
10/19/2022

Trio Gadjo w/ Claudia Gomez happening now at Curran Plaza here at City College. All part of the World Cultures Program.

Back to the Jazz. Our stream is up and running again! Thanks for your patience! Note- If you rely on Tune In as your pla...
10/14/2022
KSDS Stream Is Back Up

Back to the Jazz. Our stream is up and running again! Thanks for your patience! Note- If you rely on Tune In as your platform you may still have difficulty connecting as they temporarily removed us (we did reach out to them to tell them it has been restored). If you rely on Tune In as your platform please use this direct streaming link in the meantime. We apologize for the inconvenience- https://ksds-ice.streamguys1.com/ksds.mp3
https://www.jazz88.org/articles/KSDS_Stream_Is_Back_Up/

KSDS apologizes about our stream being down for so long. The problem was on our end but we seem to have the situation handled. We are still tweaking it and will be looking now to get it fully secured moving foward. Thank you all for reaching out to let us know how much you missed it. It was reassuri...

Inside Art this Sunday at 6pm.
10/01/2022

Inside Art this Sunday at 6pm.

09/26/2022
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THANK YOU!

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)

09/26/2022

Tonight’s show fully dedicated to Pharoah Sanders…innovator, teacher, master and prolific creator, an indomitable spirit whose creativity and art transcended the boundaries between the physical and the great beyond.

Kenny Washington’s Sepia Voices show…
09/15/2022

Kenny Washington’s Sepia Voices show…

8AM TODAY - It’s Sepia Voices w/Kenny Washington… Sepia Voices pays tribute to the great African American vocalists in j...
09/11/2022

8AM TODAY - It’s Sepia Voices w/Kenny Washington… Sepia Voices pays tribute to the great African American vocalists in jazz and blues. You’ll hear Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams & Jimmy Witherspoon. You’ll also hear the lost masters like Jean DuShon, Earl Coleman, Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Bon Bon Tunnell.

https://www.sepiavoices.com

ON-AIR RIGHT NOW Saturday Night Fish Fry w/ Billy Vera !…Jump, Rock and Boogie with Billy every Saturday night as he pre...
09/11/2022

ON-AIR RIGHT NOW Saturday Night Fish Fry w/ Billy Vera !…Jump, Rock and Boogie with Billy every Saturday night as he presents rarely heard recordings from the forties and early fifties. It’s a KSDS party every Saturday night! “If you happen to be just passing by, stop in for Billy Vera’s Saturday Night Fish Fry."

TODAY at 5 PM Roger Stolle gets the  started with CROSSROADS DELTA BLUES HOUR straight from the crossroads of highways 6...
09/03/2022

TODAY at 5 PM Roger Stolle gets the started with CROSSROADS DELTA BLUES HOUR straight from the crossroads of highways 61 & 49 in historic Clarksdale Mississippi. Produced for and by KSDS-FM. Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Arts

Most folks know about Mississippi's rich blues music history, but many don't realize that it plays on today. Host Roger Stolle will share the past, present and future of the genre - (along with plenty of tall tales).

It’s been over two years since we’ve been able to do a full in-person pledge drive…WOW!  Well, we’re coming back this Fa...
09/01/2022
KSDS Fall Pledge Drive 2022

It’s been over two years since we’ve been able to do a full in-person pledge drive…WOW! Well, we’re coming back this Fall and would love to see the faces of our listeners again! Come volunteer and let’s catch up. As always, we appreciate your support so much! Here’s the link to sign up:

https://signup.com/go/douiifb

SignUp.com makes it easy to coordinate school events & classroom activities, fundraisers, snack schedules, potlucks & more!

BECOME A VOLUNTEER during the Fall Membership Drive beginning on September 16th by signing up here: https://signup.com/g...
08/31/2022

BECOME A VOLUNTEER during the Fall Membership Drive beginning on September 16th by signing up here: https://signup.com/go/douiifb

Yes, we are bringing the excitement back this Fall for our first in-person membership drive in over two years. Our members and volunteers play an important role with making sure Jazz88.3 San Diego continues to thrive, and, we’d love to have you be a part of it! 🎙 🎷 📻

Be sure to tune-in ALL DAY today for a chance to WIN a pair of tickets to see Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO performing th...
08/30/2022

Be sure to tune-in ALL DAY today for a chance to WIN a pair of tickets to see Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO performing this Sunday at 7:30pm at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park at Jacobs Park

Congratulations to the one and only Joe Kocherhans!  Decades of sharing music, stories, and life experiences with the ja...
08/04/2022

Congratulations to the one and only Joe Kocherhans! Decades of sharing music, stories, and life experiences with the jazz audience and building a music library any jazz source would be lucky to have. Thank you, Joe!
“Until next time…Enjoy It.”

Another in-depth look at the people who entertain us!
07/08/2022

Another in-depth look at the people who entertain us!

THIS SUNDAY!
07/07/2022

THIS SUNDAY!

Transport yourself to Harlem 🗽 for the evening as powerhouse trumpeter 🎺 Byron Stripling brings musical hotspots like The Cotton Club and The Savoy to life. Performing classics from artists like Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway 🎶. Joined by vocalist Carmen Bradford and tap dancer Leo Manzari- Music, join Stripling in bringing “Uptown” to the San Diego waterfront 🌊.

Click the link for more info 👉 https://bit.ly/3N46t8I

Today’s the day!  Come join us at the Westin Gaslamp! Doors at 2:45pm!
06/25/2022

Today’s the day! Come join us at the Westin Gaslamp! Doors at 2:45pm!

THIS SATURDAY! We hope to see you there!
06/22/2022
Jazz On Tap 2022

THIS SATURDAY! We hope to see you there!

high energy jazz + food + drinks + for charity ... what could be better?

06/21/2022

Tonight at 7:00 PST

Join Gilbert Castellanos, Gerald Clayton, Lewis Nash, Russell Malone, Rodney Whitaker and special guest Charles McPherso...
06/18/2022
Straight, No Chaser: The Music of Thelonious Monk

Join Gilbert Castellanos, Gerald Clayton, Lewis Nash, Russell Malone, Rodney Whitaker and special guest Charles McPherson for an evening celebrating one of Jazz’s most influential characters, Thelonious Monk. Performing at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park on June 26th.

Sun. 6/26 @ 7:30pm

This month we will celebrate Detroit musicians who are Gemini's, or born in June:  Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave (June 13), ...
06/14/2022

This month we will celebrate Detroit musicians who are Gemini's, or born in June: Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave (June 13), Drummer Lawrence Williams (June 20), Pianists Geri Allen (June 12) and Kamau Kenyatta (June 27) , and Saxophonist Lucky Thompson (June 16).

IT’S GEMINI TIME WITH JIM GALLERT ON JAZZ ACROSS AMERICA-DETROIT! This month we will celebrate Detroit musicians who are...
06/07/2022

IT’S GEMINI TIME WITH JIM GALLERT ON JAZZ ACROSS AMERICA-DETROIT!

This month we will celebrate Detroit musicians who are Geminis, or born in June: Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave (June 13), Drummer Lawrence Williams (June 20), Pianists Geri Allen (June 12) and Kamau Kenyatta (June 27) , and Saxophonist Lucky Thompson (June 16).

Their music will liberally sprinkled into our Detroit Jazz mix.
That's Gemini Time beginning Tuesday, June 7, on Jazz88.3 KSDS-FM, San Diego.

06/04/2022

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“Trust” is an homage to a landscape and an anthem for our times. It reminds us that everything is alive, everyone is connected, and, despite the chaos of the outside world, a sense of refuge and purpose are always available if we stop, look, and listen.

Gala Mardi Gras Show!
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Damn good to hear your voice live again, Claudia Russell!
Gala Mardi Gras Show!
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No offense, but the main reason I listen to your station is the Sat. night Blues. Last few times I tried, no blues. Tried again tonight. No Blues. Your program grid says I should have been able to hear it at 9 PM. What is the story on that? Thanks,
TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING! DONATE TO THE TROUBADOUR!
Our fundraising campaign is in full swing this month and we need your support! Please help and thank you! Go to:
https://sandiegotroubadour.com/20th-annual-holiday-fundraiser/
Lots of room for musicians and jazz fans to socially distance outdoors whilst enjoying the music.

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Playing the music of Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Isham Jones, Eddie Condon, Al Jolson, Earl Hines and others.
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