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Knights of Swing!
Blog Name: Gordon’s Phat BlogAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: May 13, 2022

KSDS host of Phat Tracks and Grammy winner, Gordon Goodwin, is in a movie! It's called 'Knights of Swing.' Set in 1947, Knights of Swing chronicles a group of young jazz musicians whose dream is to form a really swingin' Big Band. Things prove much more complicated when the community objects to the diversity of the band. Alliances are formed and lines are drawn. Here is the link to the Vimeo On-Demand page to rent the film.

Journey into Jazz- Classics 4 Kids and Young Lions Conservatory
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: May 11, 2022

 Classics 4 Kids is presenting their award-winning music education programs for thousands of elementary students from throughout San Diego County to enjoy. “Journey Into Jazz” takes place on May 24-25, 2022, and will feature live music from the 17-member Classics Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied by six talented high school jazz artists from the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory. Performances take place for San Diego County elementary students at 9:45 AM and 11:30 AM on May 24th and 25th, 2022 at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. Tickets are available at classics4kids.org. All programs will be produced in a safe setting in accordance with Public Health regulations.

Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop- 2022
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: May 11, 2022

Francis Parker is hosting their 12th annual Summer Jazz Workshop. This program provides a unique opportunity for middle and high school-aged students to study with some of San Diego's most gifted professional jazz performers and educators. Sessions start in July and scholarships are still available. For more information go to francisparker.org/jazz-workshops or contact ccabrera@francisparker.org.

Women in Jazz Festival- 2022
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: May 11, 2022

San Diego Jazz Ventures presents a mini-festival of Women in Jazz featuring all-star sextet Artemis and Grammy-nominee Thana Alexa. June 3 + 4 at The Alexandria at Torrey Pines. Artemis, a Blue Note super group made up of seven of the most distinguished musicians in modern jazz, is acclaimed as "A killer line-up of performers... they all converge on this extremely cosmopolitan, sleek, rhythm-forward, modern sound."  (NPR Music). Free parking on site. More information and a link for ticket purchasing can be found here.

Kingfish comes to San Diego
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 21, 2022

2022 Grammy-Award winning Blues artist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram will be live in concert at the Balboa Theatre on May 16th. Information and ticket purchasing is available at outbackpresents.com. Tune in to Ron Dhanifu's Saturday Night Blues Ball every Saturday night for your chance to win a pair of tickets to this great concert.

Gator By the Bay 2022!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 19, 2022

It’s Mardi Gras in May! The Gator By The Bay Festival returns this year (May 5-8th) at Spanish Landing Park (across from the airport). This spirited 4-day music & food festival features entertainment for the whole family! There will be 7 Stages with non-stop music! Zydeco, Blues, Cajun, Swing, Salsa, Country & Jazz. Bring your appetite as there will be delicious Creole & Cajun Food including 10,000 pounds of live crawfish straight from Louisiana! There will be cooking demos by Southern chefs and free dance lessons by some of the finest instructors in the country! Kids 17 and under admitted free. Tickets and information is available at the Gator By The Bay Festival website.

Chris Botti Comes to the Balboa Theatre
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 16, 2022

The New York Times says trumpet powerhouse and American best-selling artist Chris Botti dazzles with both “flickering intimacy and thundering grandiosity.” The La Jolla Music Society announces Chris Botti's return to San Diego on Friday, April 8th when he plays at the Balboa Theatre. The concert begins at 8PM. Here's the link for more information and tickets.


 

Women's History Month 2022
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: February 28, 2022

March is Women's History Month and KSDS-FM is celebrating by shining the spotlight on the women making an impact on the current jazz scene.  Instrumentalists as opposed to singers (although some do both). Listen every weekday throughout the month to hear our daily featured artist.

Jazz Across America- a new series on KSDS
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: February 12, 2022

Every weekday at 5PM (Pacific), KSDS, San Diego’s Jazz 88.3 brings the flavor of a great American Jazz city to your ears. Join us for Jazz Across America. This series is a 2-hour exploration hosted by some of the best Jazz curators around the country. Monday nights we take you to New York with world-acclaimed Jazz drummer, Kenny Washington. Tuesday you will go to Detroit with radio veteran, Jim Gallert.  On Wednesday nights,  Kansas City’s own Sam Wisman (Jazz musician and producer) will take the reins. Thursday we will go to Chicago with the award-winning jazz journalist and author, Neil Tesser. And, on Fridays, we will go to the Big Easy (New Orleans) with The Rev (Roderick Paulin). Jazz Across America- every weekday night at 5PM Pacific, only on San Diego’s Jazz 88.3.

Al DiMeola returns to San Diego
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: February 10, 2022

Al Di Meola's ongoing fascination with complex rhythmic syncopation combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony has been at the heart of his music throughout a celebrated career that has spanned four decades and earned him critical accolades. Al will be playing The Magnolia Theatre in El Cajon on Tuesday, March 15th (7PM). Here is the ticket information. 

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