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12 Days of Sinatra

12 Days of Sinatra

The holidays are for family, friends….and Frank. That’s why, beginning this Friday December 1st, KSDS is bringing you “12 Days of Sinatra.” From noon to 2pm each weekday until Dec. 18th, the world’s foremost Sinatra experts and insiders—the men who’ve literally written the books on Frank—will bring you the music—and the stories—from each major period of Sinatra’s life and career. So join us each weekday at noon Pacific beginning this Friday, December 1st for “12 Days of Sinatra,” right here on KSDS Jazz 88.3. 

Jazz at Tio Leo's

Holly Hofmann's jazz series continues this month at Tio Leo's Restaurant and Lounge at 5302 Napa St. at Morena Blvd. Jazz at Tio Leo's is happening every Sunday evening from 5-7pm and features Southern California's finest jazz musicians in a quiet, spacious setting with full bar and Mexican cuisine. There is also plenty of free parking. See this month's schedule below:

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, November 29th

  • Billy Strayhorn (Piano, Arranger) was born in Dayton, OH, 1915–1967.
  • Billy Hart (Drums and Percussion) was born in Washington D.C. in 1940.
  • Chuck Mangione (Trumpet) was born in Rochester, NY in 1940.
  • Adam Nussbaum (Drums and Percussion) was born in New York City, NY in 1955.
  • Ed Bickert (Guitar) was born in Manitoba, Canada in 1932.
  • Danny Alvin (Drums and Percussion) was born in New York, NY, 1902–1958.
  • Tony Coe (Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet) was born in Canterbury, England in 1934.
  • Bobby Donaldson (Drums and Percussion) was born in Boston, MA, 1922–1971.
  • Coleridge Goode (Bass) was born in Andrew, Jamaica in 1914.
  • Lucille Hegamin (Vocals-Lead) was born in Macon, GA, 1894–1970.
  • Hal McIntyre (Alto Saxophone, Saxophone, Clarinet) was born in Cromwell, CT, 1914–1959.

On This Day

November 29th in Jazz History…

  • Duke Ellington's Kentucky Club Orchestra cuts "East St.Louis Toodle-OO" for Vocalion Records in 1926.
  • Miles Davis and Gil Evans began recording the classic "Sketches of Spain" for Columbia Records in 1959.
  • Lee Morgan records "The Rajah" in 1966 for Blue Note in New York City.
  • Frank Sinatra receives the “Best Album” award for “Come Fly With Me” at the second annual Grammy Awards in 1959.