Direct from San Diego, CA, our mission is to feature the finest jazz artists, songwriters, acoustic groups, and bluegrass in the south-westernmost corner of the United States.
017: The Danny Green Trio
OK, 17 is legal in some states... For our Dirty 17th, we brought back some regulars: Danny Green on fender rhodes, Julien Cantelm on drums, and first-time-guest Justin Grinnell on electric bass. Danny is a pianist and a jazz composer with so much output he recently had to find a bigger apartment to store all his arrangements. He's recently struggled with an addiction to Brazilian jazz, and is a regular at Brazil camp in NorCal where he's rubbed elbows with Chico Pinheiro, Edu Ribeiro, Marcos Silva, and other real brazilians. We get an exclusive preview (all-electric trio versions) of a few tunes from his upcoming CD. click to see pics - dirty thurs on flickr PLAYLIST: -Jellyfish -Under Night's Cover -Unwind Entire episode: download episode 17 Cut to the Chase (last two songs): download ep 17 part 2 LINKS: Danny Green (official site) Pacific Coast Jazz (record label - buy Green!) Justin Grinnell - bass
018: Ruby Blue
Ruby Presnell came by to play a private show in our living room with her jazz trio "Ruby Blue"... Ruby has been singing in San Diego for the last two decades, and has been a regular at the U.S. Grant Hotel and other venues around town. She's joined by returning guests Bob Boss (guitar) and Rob Thorsen (bass). click for pics Enjoy! PLAYLIST: -Skin -Oh Love -Y 2 K Entire episode: download episode 18 Cut to the Chase (last two songs): download ep 18 part 2 LINKS: Ruby Blue (official site) Bob Boss guitar Rob Thorsen bass ***Stay tuned for episode 019 next week-featuring Jesse LaMonaca of Jesse LaMonaca & The Dime Novels in an exclusive duo performance
019: Jesse LaMonaca
Jesse LaMonaca has been popping up at bars and clubs all over San Diego with his guitar or accompanied by his incredibly good-looking band, The Dime Novels. He always manages to appear on City Beat's weekly concert picks, and last year's release "Until The Stars Came Out" was up for a San Diego Music Award for Best Americana Album. This week we're bringing you some new tunes from Jesse joined by Dime Novels guitarist Brandon Conway. click to see pics - dirty thurs on picasaclick to see more pics - photographer M. Klayman PLAYLIST: -Shoot The Messenger -Other Side Of The World -Left Coast Sunshine -The Well Has Run Dry Entire episode: download episode 19-all Cut to the Chase (last two songs): download ep 19 part 2 LINKS: Jesse LaMonaca & The Dime Novels (official page) Photographer Michael Klayman - see michael's photos
020: Rob Thorsen Trio
We convinced 3rd time dirty-guest Rob Thorsen to come back, but this time the bass is in front; Rob's leading a trio that includes Joshua White on Fender Rhodes and Fernando Gomez on drumset. Rob is the hardest working bassist in San Diego and is first-call as a sideman in addition to leading his own groups. This trio exists only 'in-the-moment' and will be playing some originals by both Rob and Joshua. click for pics Rob also gives us the inside-track on the San Diego Double Bass Summit which is coming up this summer. Rob has been the organizer, CEO, and driving force behind the summit - a yearly concert that brings together upright-bass legends like Mark Dresser, Marshall Hawkins, Burt Teresky, and many others all on one bill. If you are local to Southern CA, you can catch Rob with Louis Hayes on May 10th, 2011 at Jazz Live (see link below). Enjoy! PLAYLIST: -Hall Hawk (Joshua White) -Blues Clues (Rob Thorsen) -Sad Guy (Rob Thorsen) Entire episode: download episode 20 Cut to the Chase (last two songs): download ep 20 part 2 LINKS: Rob Thorsen (official site) Jazz 88.3 (jazz live concert series) Joshua White (facebook info page) Fernando Gomez (facebook) ***Upcoming Podcasts: Nena Anderson, Nathan Hubbard, The Mattson 2, The Heavy Guilt, and more... stay tuned and stay dirty!
033: Dangond - Giordano Duo
The first jazz session of 2012 features Ricky Giordano on guitar and Tony Dangond on Fender Rhodes. The two of them make up 1/2 of the DGQ, who will be playing at UCSDs The Loft on March 15th. Tune in and hear three original compositions. A few shots from the session: photos by darci fontenot - click for more pics Please get out and support local jazz! We here at Dirty Thursdays are doing this just for the love; if you enjoy an artist from the show, please go out and see a gig or buy their music on the web. Thanks for listening and stay dirty. PLAYLIST: -Not Quite Home -Light / Open Doors Entire episode: download ep 33 LINKS: DGQ (official website)
021: Nena Anderson
**It's our Dirty 21st! Dirty Thursdays is definitely hitting the bars tonight!** This week's dirty-episode has been in-the-making since January... we finally found time to sit down with singer-songwriter Nena Anderson - and she was even kind enough to entertain my 'professional' interviewing skills. Tune in to hear about her upcoming indie/blues/jazz/country/pop album, San Diego's honky-tonk scene, and a new duo project with Adrian DeMain. click for more pics Nena's debut record "Beyond The Lights" is slated to come out in the next month or two. Until then you can hear her in person at the Grant Grill or Belly Up Tavern. Enjoy! PLAYLIST: -Sink Or Swim -One More -I Fall In Love Too Fast -Beyond The Lights bonus: Hush [outro] Entire episode: download episode 21 Cut to the Chase (last two songs): download ep 21 part 2 LINKS: Nena Anderson (official site) Brawley (facebook) Nena on twitter The Neverout (facebook)
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