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A Sinatra Birthday Celebration
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 2, 2021

KSDS is airing an exclusive Sinatra Birthday Celebration all weekend (December 11 & 12) beginning at 10AM. It is a very special fundraising broadcast. It's an in-depth overview of Frank's career including all the classic recordings for Columbia, Capitol and Reprise- plus, many extremely rare recordings including radio and live concert footage. There are interview segments as well and lots of surprises and Sinatra-related thank you gifts. You are not going to want to miss one minute of this very special fundraising broadcast. It's Sinatra's life and career told through music and stories.

Sounds of the Season-2021!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 24, 2021

Happy Holidays! As always, KSDS will be airing its annual 'Sounds of the Season' programming and YOU can be featured. Just make a $100 (or more) donation online and you'll have the opportunity to insert a brief dedication or holiday message within the special. This 36-hour block of holiday music (ending at Midnight on Christmas Day) is brought to you by KSDS and our good friends at California Coast Credit Union. Special thanks to Ken Borgers and David Grudt.

San Diego Rep- Mother Road
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 13, 2021

The San Diego Rep announces  'Mother Road' running now through October 31st on the Lyceum Stage. It is an epic story of land and legacy inspired by the mythic journey taken in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. Playwright Octavio Solis, one of the most prominent Latinx playwrights in our country, shares his powerful story which explores the intersection of people and cultures in America today. For more information or tickets you can e-mail the SD Rep Box Office or call 619-544-1000.
 

The Music of John Coltrane and Lee Morgan- Live at the Rady Shell
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 1, 2021

San Diego Symphony's Jazz curator and trumpet extraordinaire Gilbert Castellanos presents his first concert at The Rady Shell on Sunday, October 24th at 6pm, when he pays tribute to two giants of Jazz and Swing history, John Coltrane and Lee Morgan. It is being billed as "A Swingin’ Affair: Music of John Coltrane and Lee Morgan."  NOTE: Gates will open at 4:30pm for this 6pm concert. Here's a link for ticket information.

KSDS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 17, 2021

KSDS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by shining a light on those artists that made an impact on Jazz. Join us every weekday to hear special audio vignettes that focuses on Hispanic and Latinx’s notable legends, events and venues. Click on our Blog to read the daily vignettes. That’s every weekday, Monday Through Friday, only on KSDS, Jazz88.3.

Pat Metheny comes to the Rady Shell- September 30th
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 16, 2021

The San Diego Symphony presents Pat Metheny in concert. The twenty-time Grammy Award winner is back with an all new world Tour: Pat Metheny: Side-Eye, on stage at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, Thursday, September 30th. Hear Pat Metheny with James Francies and Joe Dyson live. For tickets and info go to www.theshell.org.

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 23, 2021

This whole weekend, Bird Takes Flight!  KSDS is celebrating the birthday of the one and only, Charlie “Bird” Parker. We honor this musical pioneer chronologically by playing his music, offering one-of-a-kind commentary, and airing an exclusive one-on-one discussion with Alto Legend, Charles McPherson (repeat will air Tonight approximately 'Round Midnight). Please take advantage of the wonderful ‘thank you’ gift that any Charlie Parker fan would want (4-CD boxset). Donate Now ($125 and above) and receive a Charlie Parker box set and help KSDS stay financially afloat.

Help KSDS Celebrate Count Basie!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 16, 2021

On August 21, one of the greatest bandleaders of all time was born. ALL DAY TODAY help KSDS celebrate the birthday of the one and only, Count Basie. We will begin at 6AM PACIFIC and we will play classic and rare recordings, Count Basie interview segments and have lots of insightful commentary. You're not going to want to miss one minute of this KSDS Fundraising event.  Plus, if you DONATE $60.00 or more) you will get an exclusive thank you gift, but you will have to tune in to KSDS to find out what it is.

KSDS Extends its LIVE Broadcasting!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 9, 2021

KSDS has now implemented Phase 2 of our live broadcasting. It now consists of Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6AM to 6PM Pacific time. The hosts are Joe Kocherhans (6-9AM). Gary Beck (9-12N). Claudia Russell (Noon-3PM) and Ron Dhanifu (3-6PM). This is our second step for a 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 throughout 2020 and 2021. If you would like to help us stay financially sound we would truly appreciate your SUPPORT. 

LJMS SummerFest 2021
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 15, 2021

This summer La Jolla Music Society will present- SummerFest: Self + Sound. Their theme will explore how composers write themselves into their music and how the diverse influences that make each person unique find their expression in sound. The annual chamber music festival features the American Perspectives series: a chronicle of musical America; from folk and jazz classics to iconic cinematic scores. Click the LJMS link for the schedule, more information and to purchase tickets. 

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