San Diego Sessions

Guitarist and Luthier Victor Baker

Guitarist and luthier Victor Baker stops by to discuss his craft, his music, and his move out to San Diego. His guitars are garnering him accolades across the jazz world, and he's built instruments for the likes of Kurt Rosenwinkel and Gilad Hekselman

Trumpeter Curtis Taylor

Trumpeter Curtis Taylor came by to play some tracks from his new production #Hashtagged. We also discuss his work with James Carter, Gregory Porter, and more.

Trombonist Andy Geib

Trombonist (and multi-instrumentalist) Andy Geib has been a gig warrior on the San Diego scene for 20 years. We get the skinny on his group Wise Monkey Orchestra, and also discuss his youth ensemble Ambassadors of Soul.

Farhad Bahrami and Louis Valenzuela

Two guests in the studio this week - Farhad Bahrami and Louis Valenzuela of Dornob Collective discuss the intersection of Persian music, jazz, and other genres. Also, hear a live, in studio demonstration of the setar and get the latest on the Monday night jam session.

Bassist Ben Wanicur

Bassist Ben Wanicur drops by to discuss his musical approach, his new monthly jam session, surfing, bacon, and his literary favorites.

Drummer Jake Najor

Jake Najor has been in the trenches for over 20 years laying down the beat for dozens of groups around San Diego. In this episode we dive into Jake's debut record "In The Cut", featuring an all-star cast of SD and LA musicians.

Pianist Jarel Paguio

Pianist Jarel Paguio came by to discuss his compositions, influences, and more.

Singer Sacha Boutros

Singer Sacha Boutros discusses her past albums and writing style, as well as her upcoming European tour.

Vocalist Sharon Dubois

Sharon discusses her new album "Into Light," featuring John Staten, Joey Carano, Christian McBride, and more.

Bassist Harley Magsino

Bassist and composer Harley Magsino discusses his own ensemble (HM3), the writing processes, as well as his role in various local projects (OrchidxMantis and Moth and Sons).

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