Robert Bush

Articles by Robert Bush

Jazz drummer Fernando Gomez gets serious about being the solo “Nondoh”

“Sometimes you have to step back and let go”

“It’s a little scary to be doing this,” confessed musician Fernando Gomez, speaking of his journey from jazz drummer to electronic-dance-music solo artist with a new single titled “Let It Happen.” “Because all of my ...

Bridges built with the Sure Fire Soul Ensemble

“It’s a mixture of funk, soul, jazz, and Afrobeat.”

“The album dropped on September 12,” says Sure Fire Soul Ensemble bandleader Tim Felten. “And it hit #1 on the Contemporary Jazz charts.... It’s awesome to be recognized at that level, and I’m super confident ...

The Ed Kornhauser shuffle

He’s been on the San Diego jazz scene for 14 years

“It’s something I’ve been putting off for years,” confessed pianist Ed Kornhauser, referring to the completion of sessions for his first album as a leader. It features all original music. “I’ve been writing music as ...

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 ...