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December 9th, 2014

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Friday, November 28th, 2014

    Today's Birthdays
    Born on this day, November 28:
    • Gigi Gryce (Alto Saxophone) was born in Pensacola, FL, 1927–1983.
    • Gato Barbieri (Tenor Saxophone) was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1932.
    • Roy McCurdy (Drums and Percussion) was born in Rochester, NY in 1936.
    • Dick Vance (Arranger, Trumpet) was born in Mayfield, KY, 1915–1985.
    • George Wettling (Drums and Percussion) was born in Topeka, KS, 1906–168.
    • Dennis Irwin (Bass) was born in Birmingham, AL, 1951–2008.
    • Jesper Thilo (Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1941.
    • Butch Thompson (Clarinet, Piano) was born in Marine, MN in 1943.
    • Lester Young and Oscar Peterson record "The President Plays" for Verve records in 1952.
    • Red Nichols & his orchestra recorded "Everybody Loves My Baby" for Brunswick records in 1932 in Chicago.
    • Artie Shaw recorded "Diga, Diga Doo", and "St.Louis Blues" on Bluebird records in 1939.

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    Station News

    Pardon Our Dust (or whatever...)

    Pardon Our Dust (or whatever...)

    As you can imagine there are innumerable details and surprises at every turn with our current move. Rest assured that we are taking all precautions to keep the music flowing through the device of your choosing; radio, computer, mobile, etc., but we are having intermittent outages in both the on-air signal and the stream. If you're in a bind for some KSDS content remember, The Speakeasy has a lot of cool stuff that you may not have heard recently. Thanks for your patience during this time...and now back to the business at hand.



    Heads Up Jazz & Blues lovers! Both of our Jams now take place at Proud Mary’s at the Ramada Inn, 5500 Kearny Mesa Road. The Blues Jam takes place Wednesday nights from 6:30-9:30pm and is hosted by J. Otis Williams. The Jazz Jam takes place Sunday nights from 6-9pm and your host is Jeff Dalrymple.  Both events are free and family-friendly. We'll see you there!
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    Donate Used Vehicles

    Donate your used vehicle to Jazz 88.3 because it's the best result from a kind act. Also, you get a TAX  DEDUCTION for 2013!  Seriously, you can donate a vehicle almost anywhere but if you donate your car to Jazz 88.3 we will be truly and unquestionably grateful and appreciative. Isn't that reason enough? 1-888-JAZZ-CAR (1-888-529-9227). It's easy, quick, and you support Jazz 88.3. Thanks!
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    Show Us YOUR Jazz 88.3

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