David Arteaga | The Jazz of Honest Living (e1)

Episode 1 of Culture Matters

This (updated) version of a podcast conversation with David Arteaga includes more of his music. The conversation winds through Arteaga’s thoughts and feelings about music, arts, and humanity in between excerpts of his original compositions. This (updated) version of a podcast conversation with David Arteaga includes more of his music. The conversation winds through Arteaga’s thoughts and feelings about music, arts, and humanity in between excerpts of his original compositions. Arteaga is a wonderful philosopher and articulate observer of what is most important in life – and jazz is a kind of metaphor for his musings. 

DAQ Jazz at Vernissage, Brookline MA
Photo: Michael Rose

Arteaga is well versed in philosophy, classical music, jazz, and art of all kinds. He plays and composes music the way he lives – with generosity, integrity, honesty, and a sense of purpose. He believes “art has a central role in bringing people back to a recollection of why we are even here sharing this tiny little planet.”

Saxophonist, composer, and arranger David Arteaga leads the David Arteaga Quartet and runs the Sunday-Nite Jazz Jam Sessions that he founded in 2014. In 2017 David Arteaga recorded “Picture,” a CD of original jazz compositions he performs with Max Ridley, Plamen Karadonev, and Dave Fox, members of his David Arteaga Quartet.

This project is supported in part by Malden Cultural Council, an agency that is part of Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Published – February 3, 2020 (updated version March 20, 2020)
Co-hosts – Papi Xampeux and Ose Schwab
Producer – Papi Xampeux and Ose Schwab

All music in this podcast by David Arteaga’s – and part of the CD “Picture”.

Featured image – photo by Michael Rose.

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