Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
RIYL: Mark Dresser, Ray Brown, Ron Carter, Evona and Friends, the Allegato World Jazz Ensemble
Influences: Mark Dresser, Drive Like Jehu, Buddy Miles, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ray Brown, Joao Gilberto, Sonic Youth, Ron Carter
Escencia is fronted by Polish-born upright bassist Evona Wascinski, who also plays with Evona and Friends and the Allegato World Jazz Ensemble. A 2005 UCSD graduate, Wascinski has lived in San Diego since 1986.