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Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

APRIL 2021

Today - Tuesday the 13th

Jazz
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, April 13...

  • Bud Freeman (Tenor Saxophone) was born in Chicago, IL, 1906–1991.
  • Teddy Charles (Vibraphone) was born in Chicopee Falls, MA, 1928–2012.
  • Slick Jones (Drums and Percussion) was born in Roanoke, VA, 1907–1969.
  • Eddie Marshall (Drums and Percussion) was born in Springfield, MA, 1938–2011.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Bobby Hackett records "Embraceable You" in 1939.
  • Elliot Lawrence cuts Gerry Mulligan's "Elevation" in 1949 for Columbia Records.
  • And on this day at the 1965 Grammys, Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto take the best song of the year with "The Girl From Impanema". Also, Getz and Joao Gilberto win "Best Album of the Year" for their groundbreaking “Getz/Gilberto” release.
  • Vibist/pianist Teddy Charles, who backed such greats as Benny Goodman, Buddy DeFranco, Oscar Pettiford & Anita O'Day, was born in Chicopee Falls, Mass. In 1928.

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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