Robert Bush

Articles by Robert Bush

Oceanside's first public painted piano

“It was actually a gorgeous instrument before it was painted”

“I guess I am the force behind the Oceanside Art Piano Project,” admits musician Robert Parker, about the intricately hand-painted piano that now calls the Oceanside Museum of Art its home. “But it’s a collaboration ...

Gilbert Castellanos mentors Pink Trio into jazz world

“I do most of my homework in the car on the drive up to L.A.”

One of San Diego’s most promising musicians is pianist Brenda Greggio, a high school sophomore at the School of Creative and Performing Arts in Paradise Hills. She makes the daily trek down from her home ...

The Elegant Sadness of Kamau Kenyatta

“I think the whole session was an example of everyone making each other sound better.”

“It was one of those rare sessions where everything just ‘clicked’ and went very smoothly,” says musician Kamau Kenyatta, discussing his new album The Elegant Sadness, featuring trumpeter Curtis Taylor, saxophonist Brian Clancy, bassist Mackenzie ...

Adams Avenue gone funky

The beginnings of a genuine scene.

I had intended to arrive at Rosie O’ Grady’s well before the music started. Like most of life’s good intentions, that plan was thwarted by a personal inertia more powerful than wishful thinking. As I ...

Los Texmaniacs joined by Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos for local gig

“We’re expecting a large crowd” at Adams Avenue Street Fair says Steve Kader

“I love exposing people to all types of music,” explains Steve Kader, the talent buyer for the Adams Avenue Street Fair, a gig he’s held for the past 15 years after logging seven with 4th ...

A Snapshot of Curtis Taylor

“I’m very much in a transitional time right now”

“I’ve got a nice crew with me and I’m excited we we’re able to put this album together,” says trumpeter Curtis Taylor about Snapshot, his latest record that dropped last month. Snapshot was recorded live ...

Bassist Omar Lopez’s good fortune with the Wailers and the B-Side Players

“The bass is like the foundation — you are the glue between the harmony and the rhythm.”

Local bassist Omar Lopez (Áfrojazziacs, Juice Box) came to San Diego in 2006, to study at San Diego State. He’s originally from Calipatria, down in the Imperial Valley. Lopez just turned 31, and he’s been ...

Saxophonist Robert Dove’s Blind Lady Ale House ally

He’s pumped about his new Thursday night jam session

“I came out here six years ago from Columbus, Ohio because of an ex-girlfriend,” says saxophonist Robert Dove. “But San Diego is one of the world’s best kept secrets, musically, and I fell in love ...

Whitney Shay: blues purge

“There’s a much greater appreciation in Europe for the blues”

San Diego blues belter Whitney Shay had a definite vision in mind when she cut her last album, A Woman Rules the World. That vision turned out to be prescient. “I was very specific about ...