My interview with trumpeter/vocalist, Jeff Hedberg was truly amazing. Our wide ranging discussion is made even more compelling due to Jeff's master story telling skills. I think listeners will find his story compelling and inspiring. I've featured two tracks for his recordings and included the names of all the sidemen.
This is a wide ranging interview with Brett Dean, the leader of the wonderful Shout Section Big Band and Saxophonists, Ted Holtz and Mike Kennedy, both brilliant music educators as well as fine musicians. We discussed everything from how folks learn music to how Brett has turned the SSBB from a small personal project into one of the busiest big bands in Chicago!
This is an interview with brilliant bass trombone specialist, Elena Grijalva. Elena is very active as an administrator and educator with the Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project and as a performer with Jetoj music. She is also a very busy free lance performer in both the classical and jazz idioms.
This episode of Duets From The Trenches, Musicians You Should Know is an interview with Drew Hansen, trumpeter, composer, arranger, educator. This is a linger interview because I felt it important to do minimal editing of our wide ranging conversation and wanted to include a full track from his remarkable CD. We had some technical problems with the interview itself, but I salvaged it as best I could. I think this will prove to be an inspirational listen!
This is the second episode of Duets From The Trenches: Musicians You Should Know. This is my interview with trumpeter, arranger, composer, leader, entertainer and teacher, Joshua Jern (see www.josuhajernmusic.com ).
This is the first show of the new Podcast Series: Duets From The Trenches. This is an interview with the brilliant free-lance trumpeter from the Chicago area, David Frolichstein. Dave was at the top of his game when the music industry changed in the late 80's and left, only to comeback playing even BETTER now. His story is a MUST HEAR for all aspiring professional musicians or even seasoned pros who could stand to hear a different perspective. To find out more about Dave's story go to his...