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Robert Bush

Articles by Robert Bush

Dizzy’s covering up for Chuck Perrin

Jazz concert promoter and Dizzy’s operator Chuck Perrin began showcasing (mostly) jazz talent back in April 2000 — first at the Culy Trucking Warehouse, within spitting distance of Petco Park. Seven years later, a construction ...

September 9, 2021
Leonard Patton’s army marches on La Mesa

There’s an old joke that says the only way to make a million dollars in jazz is start out with two million. Given that, and given the reality of post-pandemic life, it seems like opening ...

August 19, 2021
Sacha Boutros partners with Il Sogno Italiano venue

Three years ago, jazz-vocal chanteuse (and native San Diegan) Sacha Boutros pulled up stakes and moved to Paris, France, frustrated by the lack of opportunity for performance in her hometown. Now she’s back, at least ...

August 5, 2021
Jaime Valle: Jazz from San Miguel de Allende to San Diego

Jazz guitar man Jaime Valle has been a force on the San Diego scene for many decades. That stayed true even after he moved to the picturesque Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende. I ...

July 22, 2021
Streaming the scene with Louis Valenzuela

In the days before the pandemic, guitarist Louis Valenzuela was on his way to becoming a ubiquitous force on the San Diego jazz scene. He ran a popular jazz jam session on Monday nights at ...

July 8, 2021
From Miles Davis to Charles McPherson: photographer Michael Oletta pays it forward with Jazz In The Moment book

Anyone who has attended local jazz concerts over the last 40 years is familiar with the stealthy visage of longtime professional photographer Michael Oletta, who got his start in concert photography back when he was ...

July 1, 2021
Wilfrido Terrazas’ flute flight to Baja

“It’s inspired by Homeric poetry, especially the Odyssey,” explains flute virtuoso and UCSD professor Wilfrido Terrazas, in regards to his latest solo flute album Itaca, which was released last December. “It is both a real ...

June 3, 2021
All-Town Sound: music for homo sapiens

There are a ton of San Diego musicians who have found themselves involuntarily unemployed since mid-March of 2020, when live gigs virtually dried up all over the country. What to do during all the downtime ...

May 27, 2021
San Diego live jazz bounces back

I have a vivid memory of the last live concert I attended in town. It was a show featuring pianist Anthony Davis, bassist Mark Dresser, and trombonist Michael Dessen held in the acoustically pristine Conrad ...

May 12, 2021
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