OrchidxMantis: Rated X

Jazz meets trip hop by way of classical and drum n’ bass with San Diego outfit OrchidxMantis. We talk it all out with drummer and composer Isaac Crow, singer and keyboardist Nina Dering, and cellist and vocalist Caitlin Fahey Crow as we play some fire off their sophomore album Rated X.

Bassist Sean Hicke

Bassist Sean Hicke joins us to discuss his debut album, Sunflower Sutra, as well as his musical plans for his future in San Diego.

Guitarist Jon Garner

Guitarist Jon Garner discusses his longtime study of gypsy jazz as well as his educational book series.

OBTuse Goose

OBTuse Goose dropped by to play some cuts from their newest release, The Goose Is Loose

Saxophonist JP Balmat

Saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist JP Balmat dropped in to talk about his career as a performer and educator, including his work with Euphoria Brass Band and the KSDS Jazz Orchestra.

Multi-Instrumentalist Ellen Weller

Composer, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist Ellen Weller comes through to discuss her approaches to improvisation as well as her work with various ensembles, including The Weller Family Band.

Composer Joe Garrison

Composer and bandleader Joe Garrison came by to give us the inside scoop on his new release, The Broken Jar, which features a host of local jazz and classical luminaries.

Saxophonist Tripp Sprague

Saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Tripp Sprague dropped in to discuss past and current projects. We also touch on his practice routine, Steely Dan, Sprague family history, upcoming gigs, and more.

Singer-Songwriter Lizabeth Yandel

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Lizabeth Yandel discusses her roots, her writing processes, and her many eclectic influences, from jazz to future soul

Vocalist Whitney Shay

Vocalist Whitney Shay drops by and gives us a preview of her soon-to-be-released album A Woman Rules the World, featuring some gritty blues vocals and a killer cast of players.

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