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Robert Bush

Articles by Robert Bush

Ben Wanicur brings DIY ethic to Robb Field

“I’ve decided to revive the San Diego Underground,” says bassist Benjamin Wanicur, referring to his monthly jam session that used to operate out of 3rd Space on Park Avenue. Wanicur’s revival has an important new ...

October 15, 2020
Charles McPherson dedicates Jazz Dance Suites to ballet-star daughter

Saxophone icon Charles McPherson unveiled his latest album Jazz Dance Suites on his own Chazz Mack Music label on September 24. It’s his 30th effort as a leader. The album is dedicated to his ballet-star ...

October 15, 2020
Whitney Shay’s drive-in blues

Singer Whitney Shay headlined a recent live show (complete with a real audience) on August 15 in the overflow parking lot of the Del Mar fairgrounds. It was one example of where live music might ...

October 1, 2020
Claudia Gomez‘s sound showers with Trio Gadjo and Besos de Coco

Claudia Gomez keeps a lot of irons in the fire. She’s a musician and a tap dancer, and she taught at Tap Into Yoga & Reiki all over San Diego until just before the pandemic ...

September 24, 2020
Nathan Hubbard’s new normal

“I should say first and foremost, that I always just wanted to play music in general and I really didn’t have any barriers between genres,” says musician Nathan Hubbard. “The first two CDs I bought ...

August 13, 2020
Peter Sprague digs his new livestream concerts

Jazz guitarist Peter SpraguePeter Sprague had just returned to San Diego from a Danish tour with vocalist Sinne Eeg when the pandemic struck, and the musician soon found himself on lockdown with the rest of ...

Helix High’s Mike Benge teams students with pro-bands

Trombonist Mike Benge has been a director of music at Helix High school for ten years, and the 40-year-old musician was also hyper busy leading the San Diego Latin Jazz Collective and touring with the ...

Young Lions and SCPA give drummer Carmen Murray a college boost

Eighteen-year-old drummer Carmen Murray recently auditioned for six college music programs back east. A student at San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts in Paradise Hills, she’s been playing the drums for eight years, ...

LP and the Vinyl: Leonard Patton meets the Danny Green Quartet

“We were strongly encouraged to come up with a band name,” says singer Leonard Patton, discussing the new cooperative group he formed with Danny Green, Justin Grinnell and Julien Cantelm, who dropped their debut album ...

June 11, 2020
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