If I ever had a new aria to learn I would listen to Gedda first in order to make sure I was “doing it right.”
Garrett Harris 4 p.m., Feb. 27
RIYL: Bviolin, Darvak, Dornob
Influences: Ostad Mohammed Reza Lotfi, Cheb Mami
Iranian guitarist Farhad Bahrami arrived in San Diego in the early 1980s, where he brought Persian music to the experimental Trummerflora collective and served as musical director for ensembles like Jazmahalis and Dornob, as well as co-founding the group Darvak.