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Farhad Bahrami brings a world of music to Grossmont College

A one-time resident of Huntington, West Virginia, Iranian guitarist Farhad Bahrami arrived in San Diego in the early 1980s, bringing Persian music to the experimental Trummerflora Collective and serving as musical director for ensembles like ...

TV show reveals the truth about Ballpark Bobby Cressey

The perks of playing for the Padres: Major League Baseball’s season is nearing its end, but musician Bobby Cressey is still living the dream. Not only is he one of the lucky few to make ...

September 22, 2022
John Murray likes the energy at Juilliard

Eighteen-year-old bassist John Murray has won multiple awards over the last few years, including “Outstanding Soloist” at both the Monterey Next Generation and Essentially Ellington competitions in 2018 and 2019. He had his pick of ...

September 8, 2022
Tamara Hartfield Paige is running out of instruments to learn

Tamara Hartfield Paige, who is the orchestra director and department co-chair at San Diego’s School of Creative and Performing Arts, has been called a multi-instrumentalist, but that seems like a serious understatement. Asked for a ...

Out of the Desert with harpist Tasha Smith Godinez

Harpist Tasha Smith Godinez took advantage of her pandemic downtime to begin writing original music. “Before, I never really felt I had enough time,” she explains. “So I started writing these ideas down, and I ...

August 25, 2022
Nate Jarrell’s Carmel Valley classroom

At first glance, you might not peg guitarist Nate Jarrell as a high school teacher — maybe it’s the modified mohawk. The heavily tattooed Jarrell still looks every bit the punk rocker he was nearly ...

Gonzo Report: Artemis attracts all ages to the Alexandria

The latest jazz concerts produced by the ever-resourceful local promoter and musician Daniel Atkinson took place over two days during the first week of June. The Women in Jazz Mini-Fest highlighted the historic and ongoing ...

Gonzo Report: Westgate bar is sonically sweet, inspired by Versailles

It’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the sheer immensity of the Westgate Hotel, which takes up the bulk of a downtown city block at the corner of Broadway and Second Avenue. Opened in 1970, ...

The dead may walk, but Zombies can tour

Point of clarification: we’re not talking about the slow moving, brain-eating monsters that populated George Romero’s 1968 Night of the Living Dead movie, nor the post-apocalyptic goons of The Walking Dead. The Zombies became a ...

July 14, 2022
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