[Saturday, 13th May - 7pm]


Studio West Album Release Parties give local artists who have recorded at Studio West or Satellite the opportunity to showcase their work in an intimate setting.

Join us on Saturday, 13th May (7 pm) in Studio A, as we present the Music Beyond Borders Trio, featuring Tasha Smith Godinez, Domenico Hueso, and Christopher Garcia.

Music Beyond Borders will be performing Tasha’s latest album, Out of the Desert. This album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Cedrick Courtois at Studio West.

Cover: $25 *Please note there is no coupon code for this event.

A truly unique setting

It’s not every day you get to see artists up close and personal in a world-class commercial recording studio. We’re excited to open our doors to support local artists and help give their audience a unique and authentic experience.

Community focused

We’ve been at the heart of the San Diego music community for over 50 years, and we love supporting local talent. This is a not-for-profit event for Studio West – 100% of all profits go directly to the artists


Music Beyond Borders is an ensemble whose music crosses the perceived boundaries of musical culture bringing together instruments and styles from the Americas, Europe, and the subcontinent.  The musicians bring together their unique styles rooted in their cultural backgrounds and musical experiences, in order to create a sound that transcends stereotypes and inspires unity.  
San Diego natives, Tasha Smith Godinez and Domenico Hueso join East Los Angeles native, Christopher Garcia to bring their collective sounds of the Americas, both north and south of the US border combined with their studies of classical music from Europe and India, performing original compositions, traditional and jazz music. The trio are internationally acclaimed recording artists and have performed extensively within the United States and around the world.

In January 2022, the Music Beyond Borders Trio recorded Tasha Smith Godinez’ album, Out of the Desert, at Studio West in San Diego. The accompanying video was performed and recorded at Satellite.

The album, released in June 2022, received accolades internationally and multiple 5-star reviews throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, including the coveted 5 stars from BBC Music Magazine.

Tasha Smith Godinez is a lifelong musician. She began her musical studies as a child with both the violin and harp and has continued to dedicate her life to making music ever since. Tasha has studied the harp internationally acclaimed performers and instructors including Isabelle Perrin, Elena Mashkovtseva and Susan Allen. 

She holds performance degrees from both San Diego State University (Bachelor’s 2005, Master’s 2010) and l’Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Corot in Paris, France (2006). Ms. Smith Godinez has held the position of principal harpist for both the Orquesta de Baja California (Tijuana, Mexico) and the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra (San Diego, California) as well as a handful of appearances with the San Diego Symphony. 

Outside of her work as a classical musician, Tasha is passionate about jazz and world music. She brings to this music a blend of the many musical influences and abilities creating an interesting and well-rounded playing style. She performs regularly with percussionist, Christopher Garcia as Music Beyond Borders, pianist Reggy Woods, the NiTaNa Trio, violist/guitarist Domenico Hueso , trumpeter Steph Richards and vocalist Leonard Patton. Recent venues include Dizzy’s Jazz Club (San Diego), The Jazz Lounge (San Diego), The Clockshop (Los Angeles), El Lugar de Nopal (Tijuana, MX).

A champion for contemporary harp music, Tasha is continuously commissioning and searching for willing and talented composers. She is passionate about breaking the perceived boundaries of her instrument and creating new sound while augmenting the repertoire for the harp.

Studio West Album ReleaSE PARTIES- FAQ’s

Studio West Album Release Parties are presented in our legendary Studio A.

Our address is:

Studio West, 11021 Via Frontera, Suite A, San Diego, CA, 92127.

Your event ticket guarantees you a seat. Seating is restricted to a maximum of 45 people. An open seating format will be in operation.

We have vending machines for food and drink, and kitchen facilities for food and drink storage.

Ticket holders over 21 years of age (with valid ID) are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages, provided they are consumed in plastic cups. Please drink responsibly.