San Diego Sessions
By San Diego's jazz podcast
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Your inside perspective on the San Diego jazz scene. Join your hosts Ian Tordella and Ed Kornhauser each week for new music and in-depth interviews with San Diego artists.
||CleanS2E31 - Ep 31 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.||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E30 - Ep 30 Bassist Ben Wanicur||Bassist Ben Wanicur drops by to discuss his musical approach, his new monthly jam session, surfing, bacon, and his literary favorites.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E29 - Ep 29 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.||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E28 - Ep 28 Pianist Jarel Paguio||Pianist Jarel Paguio came by to discuss his compositions, influences, and more.||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E27 - Ep 27 Singer Sacha Boutros||Singer Sacha Boutros discusses her past albums and writing style, as well as her upcoming European tour.||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E26 - Ep 26 Vocalist Sharon Dubois||Sharon discusses her new album "Into Light," featuring John Staten, Joey Carano, Christian McBride, and more.||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E25 - Ep 25 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).||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E24 - Ep 24 Trumpet Player Gabe Wolf||Trumpeter Gabe Wolf stopped by to discuss his jazz-rock roots, experimentation with the electric trumpet, and current happenings around town.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E23 - Ep 23 Guitarist Grant Fisher||Grant came down to give us an exclusive on the new JUX ep, featuring bassist Harley Magsino and drummist Julien Cantelm. We discuss all things jazz guitar, disc golf, foot-fashion, and hear about Grant's work on the Rad Scientist podcast.||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E22 - Ep 22 Keyboardist Tim Felten||We talk all things funky and soulful with keyboardist/composer/engineer Tim Felten. Tune in for the latest on Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and his other recent projects.||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E21 - Ep 21 Drummer and Percussionist David Whitman||Drummer David Whitman came by to talk music and spin some tracks from his latest record, featuring some of southern California's finest players.||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E20 - Ep 20 Steph Johnson||We spin some tracks off Steph's latest record Music Is Art, and hear the latest news from Voices Of Our City Choir including their upcoming film.||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E19 - Ep 19 Composer and Pianist Tobin Chodos||We chat about Tobin's work in jazz, avant-garde, and classical idioms, plus the undisputed fact that robots have taken over the world (as predicted by James Cameron in the '80s).||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E18 - Ep 18 Drummer and Pianist Bob Weller||Bob dropped by to discuss his influences, coming up as a musician in NYC, and the musical legacy of the Weller family (both past and preset).||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E17 - Ep 17 Saxophonist and Composer Sam Pratt||We interview saxophonist and composer Sam Pratt about his two 2017 releases - one quintet record and one solo saxophone record (with electronics).||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E16 - Ep 16 Malcom Jones and Andrew Michel||Join us for a double-header as we discuss the upcoming San Diego Jazz Anthology and SDSU's new two-disc album.||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E15 - Ep 15 Vibraphonist Matt DiBiase||We got deep in the groove with vibraphonist and recent San Diego resident Matt DiBiase. Check out his electronic-influeced projects Plexus and Fisson, and his perspective on vibes, malletKAT, composition, and performance.||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E14 - Ep 14 Pianist Joshua White||Pianist and composer Joshua White gave us the behind-the-scenes on his debut album "13 Short Stories"||11/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E13 - Ep 13 Saxophonist Les Arbuckle||Les Arbuckle dropped in to discuss his new book, Saigon Kids, the San Diego music scene, and his past recordings with Mike Stern, Kenny Barron, John Abercrombie, and others.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E12 - Ep 12 Saxophonist Robert Dove||Rob joins us for an in-depth discussion of music and the jazz scene here in San Diego.||10/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E11 - Ep 11 Isaac Crow and OrchidxMantis||Drummer Isaac Crow discusses the production of the new OrchidxMantis record, fashion, Bach, Kevin Bacon, and trip hop.||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E10 - Ep 10 Producer and Pianist Kamau Kenyatta||Acclaimed producer and musician Kamau Kenyatta joined us for a discussion about music - from his Detroit roots all the way up to current projects.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E9 - Ep 09 Percussionist Nathan Hubbard||Nathan joined us to chat about the two records he's put out this year, as well as his work making and altering percussion instruments.||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E8 - Ep 08 Saxophonist and Composer Gabriel Sundy||Gabriel dropped by for an exclusive sneak peak of the new Nexus album, and insights into his influences and the past two decades of music-making in San Diego.||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E7 - Ep 07 Pianist and Composer Danny Green||Danny Green discusses Wagner, TEDx, Brazilian mus…||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E6 - Ep 06 Vibraphonist and Pianist Anthony Smith||Anthony came by to discuss his new book "Masters …||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E5 - Ep 05 Bassist Rob Thorsen||Bassists and composer Rob Thorsen stops by to pla…||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E4 - Ep 04 Flutist Lori Bell||Episode 04 with flute player Lori Bell. Tune in t…||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E3 - Ep 03 Bobby Cressey||Bobby Cressey takes us on a sonic adventure throu…||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E2 - Ep 02 Drummer Matthew Elton Smith||Drummer and composer Matthew Smith. Tune in for a…||8/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E1 - Ep 01 Vocalist Leonard Patton||Leonard Patton joins us for the inaugural episode…||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
What a great way to showcase San Diego's scene. Thanks for putting this together and executing it so, so well. Just checked out Bobby Cressey's episode and look forward to the other sessions. Also love how you give community concerts/sessions. Great freaking work.
a much-needed (new) voice in the SD music scene
As an avid podcast consumer, I am always looking for a new thing to listen to. Unfortunately, not all podcasts are created equal--even if the content is interesting, the sound is often poor, the editing isn’t tight, or the hosts are awkward/underprepared. Luckily for us, this podcast ticks all the boxes: beautiful audio quality, engaging guests and good interview pacing, which all serve to shine a light on the artists who are creating music in our fair city. Bravo to Ian and Ed!
Phenomenal highlights of local musicians
Hosts Ian & Ed do a great job showcasing a variety of local San Diego musicians and their compositions. Each episode is engaging and has an extremely high production quality that makes it a joy to listen to each week. Highly recommended if you follow the San Diego jazz scene.