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12 Days of Sinatra and December 12th Jazz Live

12 Days of Sinatra and December 12th Jazz Live

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.  And, on Frank's actual birthday, we will be celebrating Sinatra at Jazz Live. On December 12th Saxophonist Brian Levy will be bringing a stellar band to the Saville Theatre (Mikan Zlatkovich- piano, Mackensie Leighton- bass and Kevin Kanner- drums) as we will hear Sinatra classics done as instrumentals. Ticket sales are now closed. IMPORTANT- If you are a Jazz Live subscriber or if you purchased tickets please arrive no later than 7PM the night of the show to claim your tickets. Questions? E-mail Chuck at

So join us each weekday at Noon Pacific up until December 18th for “12 Days of Sinatra” and be there at Jazz Live on Dec. 12th.

Here's the 12 Days of Sinatra schedule:

December 1- 1st Day of Sinatra: The Early Years  1935-42 hosted by Will Friedwald
December 4- 2nd Day of Sinatra: The Columbia Years 1943-49 hosted by Ken Poston
December 5- 3rd Day of Sinatra: The Radio Years hosted by Chuck Granata
December 6- 4th Day of Sinatra: The Fall and Rise hosted by Will Friedwald
December 7- 5th Day of Sinatra: Frank and Nelson hosted by Will Friedwald
December 8- 6th Day of Sinatra: The Capitol Years hosted by Loren Schoenberg
December 11- 7th Day of Sinatra: The Movies hosted by Chuck Granata
December 12 (Frank’s Birthday)- 8th Day of Sinatra: Early Reprise Years 1960-65 hosted by Loren Schoenberg
December 13- 9th Day of Sinatra: The Concert Years hosted by Ken Poston
December 14- 10th Day of Sinatra: The Rat Pack hosted by Ken Poston
December 15- 11th Day of Sinatra: Inside the Studio  hosted by Chuck Granata
December 18- 12th Day: Reprise-The Main Event hosted by Will Friedwald


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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"The New Yorker’s" Adam Gopnik to Guest on “Sing! Sing! Sing!” with Will Friedwald

Adam Gopnik, longtime staff writer for "The New Yorker," author, songwriter, playwright, Sinatra fanatic.

By Matt Silver 

Our “Twelve Days of Sinatra” is officially breaking for regularly scheduled programming over the weekend. We’ll officially be back at it again on Monday, Dec. 11 at noon Pacific, with the Seventh Day of Sinatra—Frank in the Movies—hosted by Chuck Granata. Officially. But here at KSDS, we’re less interested in the distinction between official and unofficial than you might think. In fact—call it our trailblazing spirit—we kind of love the renegade, weekend regions of our terrestrial radio landscape, where we give the unofficial a wide berth to stretch its legs, riff without restraint, and luxuriate in the unadulterated freedom of an off-the-books lifestyle.

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, December 11th

  • McCoy Tyner (Piano) was born in Philadelphia, PA, 1938–2020.
  • Jack Purvis (Trumpet, Trombone) was born in Kokomo, IN, 1906–1962.

On This Day

December 11th in Jazz History…

  • Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt record "Duets" in 1957 for Verve records.
  • The Stan Kenton orchestra records "Stairway to the Stars" in Hollywood in 1961.