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Today in San Diego

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, December 1...

  • Jimmy Lyons (Alto Saxophone) was born in Jersey City, NJ, 1932–1986.
  • Jaco Pastorius (Bass) was born in Norristown, PA, 1951–1987.
  • Lou Rawls (Vocals-Lead) was born in Chicago, IL, 1936–2006.
  • John Bunch (Piano) was born in Tipton, IN, 1921–2010.
  • Dick Johnson (Vocals-Lead, Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone) was born in Brockton, MA, 1925–2010.
  • Carlos Garnett (Tenor Saxophone) was born in Red Tank, Panama in 1938.
  • Ted Brown (Tenor Saxophone) was born in Rochester, NY in 1927.
  • Hadley Caliman (Tenor Saxophone, Flute) was born in Idabel, OK, 1932–2010.
  • Ike Isaacs (Guitar) was born in Rangoon, Burma, 1919–1996.
  • Jimmy Lytell (Clarinet) was born in New York, NY, 1904–1972.
  • Woody Allen (Clarinet) was born in Bronx, NY in 1935.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • The first "Let's Dance" concert was broadcast on NBC with the Benny Goodman Orchestra in 1934.
  • Duke Ellington records "I'm Beginning to See the Light" in 1944 for Victor records.
  • Lionel Hampton cuts "Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop" for Decca records in 1945.
  • Jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli died in Paris, France in 1997. He was 89.
  • Jimmie Noone and his orchestra recorded "Bump It" for Decca in 1937.

KSDS Jazz88.3 FM San Diego

Station News

Sounds of the Season-2020!

KSDS is preparing for its annual 'Sounds of the Season' programming that will launch at noon on Christmas Eve day. This 36-hour block is brought to you by KSDS, Ken Borgers and Dave Grudt as our special gift to you. You can spread your holiday cheer as well- for any donation of $100 (or more) we can insert your brief customized holiday message. To particpate click the Donate Page and fill in the information in the fields provided. Hurry, the deadline is Thursday, December 10th. From all of us here at KSDS, Happy Holidays!

Camarada- Unstoppable Season 2020-21

Camarada- Unstoppable Season 2020-21

Camarada is announcing its 26th season for 2020/21 and they are calling it "Unstoppable." The series runs through May 15th, 2021. The next performance, "Evoke the Baroque," happens on Thursday, December 17th (7pm). The entire 6-concert series will have limited in-person concert attendance as well as LiveStream programming. Here is Camarada's link for more information on the concert line-up, in-person ticket information and LiveStream options.

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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