San Diego's Jazz

May, 2022

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 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 or contact

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.

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