BRIAN ANDRES AND THE AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ CARTEL – “SAN FRANCISCO” (Great Latin rhythms, mostly originals).
BILLY BANG – “DA BANG!” – (Violinist with his final studio recording in 2011 before passing away a few months later from cancer. Session features a quintet playing a mix of originals and compositions by some of Bang’s favorite musicians).
RON BOUSTEAD – “MOSAIC” (Male vocalist, doing a mostly Latin-influenced set of a wide range of tunes).
MATTHIAS BUBLATH – “OCEANS” (Pianist, leading a quintet, doing all straight-ahead originals, except for two songs).
RYAN COHAN – “THE RIVER” (Pianist, leading a sextet, doing all straight-ahead originals, with a few solo interludes).
QUINCY DAVIS – “SONGS IN THE KEY OF Q” (Drummer, leading a quintet, doing all straight-ahead originals).
MARK DRESSER QUINTET – “NOURISHMENTS” (Creative bassist/composer & San Diegan, leads an exploratory ensemble of master improvisers featuring a collection of all originals).
JT AND FRIENDS – “FRESH SQUEEZED” (Pianist Jerry Tolson, leading a variety of ensembles, doing mostly straight-ahead originals).
GEOFFREY KEEZER – “HEART OF THE PIANO” (Local pianist, in a solo outing, doing originals, and old and new standards).
SHAN KENNER – “THE BEHAVIOR OF VIBRATION” (Guitarist, leading a quartet, in a straight-ahead collection of mostly originals).
TOM KENNEDY – “JUST PLAY” (Bassist, leading a variety of ensembles, in a collection of standards and jazz tunes).
MARK MASTERS ENSEMBLE – “EVERYTHING YOU DID” (Very jazz arrangements of the music of Steely Dan).
CHARNETT MOFFETT – “SPIRIT OF SOUND” (Bassist, leading a bass-heavy session of mostly originals, very edgy with vocals and spoken word tracks).
PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND – “THAT’S IT!” (Mostly vocal recording by the New Orleans ensemble).
“JONATHAN SCALES FOURCHESTRA” (Contemporary, steel-pan grooves).
CHES SMITH AND THESE ARCHES – “HAMMERED” – (Drummer with a forward-thinking quintet that balances avant-garde jazz and experimental rock).
CHESTER THOMPSON TRIO – “APPROVED” (Drummer Chester Thompson, leading a piano trio in straight-ahead originals, standards, new standards and jazz tunes).