Saxophonist and composer Jesse Audelo came by with some of his new large-ensemble recordings. We discuss his his approach to composition, and the many projects he's involved with in San Diego and Los Angeles.
Bassist and composer Kyle Motl came by to discuss his solo performing, his trio with pianist Tobin Chodos and drummer Kjell Nordeson, a second trio with drummer Abbey Rader and woodwindist Drew Ceccato, and his concepts for improvising musicians.
Saxophonist and Professor of Music at UCSD David Borgo comes by to discuss his multitude of works and collaborations, including his electro-acoustic duo KaiBorg, his polymeric group Kronomorfic, and his saxophone trio Initial Conditions
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
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.
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.
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.