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The bernie's bootlegs podcast aims to explore the stories of successful musicians and share their perspectives on important aspects of being a professional artist in a digital age.

The bernie's bootlegs podcast aims to explore the stories of successful musicians and share their perspectives on important aspects of being a professional artist in a digital age.

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United States

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The bernie's bootlegs podcast aims to explore the stories of successful musicians and share their perspectives on important aspects of being a professional artist in a digital age.

Language:

English


Episodes

#42 - Justin Robinson

2/10/2020
"Alto saxophonist Justin Robinson was born August 14, 1968, in Manhattan. He first picked up a horn at the age of 13, and honed his sound while attending the High School of Music and Arts (LaGuardia High School) in New York. Robinson developed a passion for the alto sax and, from the influences of Charlie Parker and Jackie McLean, crafted his own distinctive sound. Robinson has collaborated with eminent artists such as the Harper Brothers, Cecil Brooks III, Abbey Lincoln, Diana Ross,...

Duration:00:46:48

#41 - Miki Yamanaka

2/9/2020
Connect with Miki: Website: https://www.mikiyamanaka.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikimikiyummy/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikiyamanakamusic/ Connect with Bernie's Bootlegs: Website: http://berniesbootlegs.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/berniesbootlegs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/berniesbootlegs Twitter: https://twitter.com/berniesbootlegs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/berniesbootlegs1 Email: berniesbootlegs@gmail.com Support the show...

Duration:00:43:27

#40 - Colin Stranahan

2/8/2020
Connect with Colin: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colinstranahan/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Colin-Stranahan-21511589557/ Connect with Bernie's Bootlegs: Website: http://berniesbootlegs.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/berniesbootlegs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/berniesbootlegs Twitter: https://twitter.com/berniesbootlegs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/berniesbootlegs1 Email: berniesbootlegs@gmail.com About Colin: Born In Denver Colorado, and the...

Duration:00:42:08

#39 - Rick Rosato

2/7/2020
About Rick: Originally from Montreal, Rick Rosato moved to New York City in 2007 to study at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. He quickly became one of the most in-demand jazz bassists and has been maintaining an international performance schedule since. In 2010, he led a three-month-long artist series at the Upstairs Jazz Club in Montreal, where he formed several different groups featuring some of today’s most influential voices in jazz, including the co-led trio...

Duration:00:37:48

Mike DiRubbo on the NYC Scene, Jazz Education, & Preserving the Art (Ep. 38)

2/6/2020
Support the Podcast: https://berniesbootlegs.com/support Connect with Mike: Website: https://www.mikedirubbo.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikedirubbo/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.dirubbo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikedirubbo Connect with Bernie's Bootlegs: Website: http://berniesbootlegs.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/berniesbootlegs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/berniesbootlegs Twitter: https://twitter.com/berniesbootlegs YouTube:...

Duration:00:39:01

Charles Goold on Juilliard, The Importance of Presentation, & Keeping an Open Mind (Ep. 37)

1/27/2020
In today’s episode, we’re speaking with drummer and composer Charles Goold. We discussed the early musical influences of his father and Leroy Williams, among others, his time at Temple University, Berklee College of Music, and Juilliard, his experiences playing with Johnny O’Neal, how he balanced being a full-time student at Juilliard with being a working musician, the importance of quality presentation in addition to quality performance, why you should keep an open mind about taking gigs...

Duration:00:43:22

Lucas Pino on Practicing, College, Self-Worth, Emotional Awareness, No-Net Nonet, & more (Ep. 36)

1/14/2020
Well podcast, here we are again. I have a great episode for you today with saxophonist and composer Lucas Pino. In addition to discussing his personal story, including growing up in Phoenix, and his time at the Brubeck Institute and the New School, we touched on many important things such as what he would include in a college music program of his own design, the importance of being aware of your emotional state when practicing--a key phrase that came up a lot during this conversation was...

Duration:00:49:41

Nicole Glover on Mentorship, Tradition, Perspective, Self-Judgment, and more (Ep. 35)

1/12/2020
Greetings fellow humans. In today’s episode, we’re speaking with saxophonist and composer Nicole Glover. We discussed working with Gene Perla, the importance of passing down the tradition through mentorship, growing up in Portland and the music scene there, the perspective a day job can give you and why you should try and maintain it, how to achieve faster musical growth by going outside your comfort zone, how just being a nice person can potentially elevate your career, dealing with...

Duration:00:35:52

Stuart Mack on Sight Reading, Realities of NYC, Online Teaching, Social Media, & more (Ep. 34)

1/11/2020
In today’s episode, we’re speaking with trumpeter Stuart Mack. We discussed growing up in Illinois, the difficulties and rewards of playing the trumpet, important mentors he had at North Texas State, what it’s like playing in the One O’Clock Lab Band, the value of strong reading skills for finding work, what it takes to actually make a living playing music in NYC, the downsides of living in NYC, thoughts on whether to take gigs outside your wheelhouse, how to create a diversified range of...

Duration:00:35:37

Seth Weaver on Nashville, North Texas, Big Band Writing, and Album Funding Strategies (Ep. 33)

1/8/2020
In today’s episode, we’re speaking with trombonist, vocalist, and composer Seth Weaver. We discussed growing up in Tennessee and the Nashville music scene, how he ended up as both a vocalist and trombonist, his experience at North Texas State University, what inspired him to start writing for large ensembles, how he made a living during and after college, the joys and difficulties of managing a big band, how to write and arrange literally anywhere, his strategy for funding his album, his...

Duration:00:33:39

Adam Arruda on Toronto, Brubeck Institute, How to Stop Undervaluing Yourself, & More (Ep. 32)

1/7/2020
In today’s episode we’re speaking with drummer Adam Arruda. We discussed growing up in Toronto, the value of getting to play with older musicians, his time at the Brubeck Institute and Berklee College of Music, his upcoming projects and gigs, what he attributes his success as a sideman to, his thoughts on preventing market rates for musicians from being diluted, and much more. Support the Podcast: https://berniesbootlegs.com/support Connect with Adam: Website:...

Duration:00:47:56

Sanah Kadoura on Independent vs Label, John Riley, Overcoming Self-Criticism, and More (Ep. 31)

1/6/2020
In today’s episode we’re speaking with drummer and composer Sanah Kadoura. We discussed her experience releasing an album independently as opposed to using a label, being Lebanese-Canadian, why she picked up the drums at age 18, studying with John Riley, overcoming self-criticism from playing at jam sessions, the highs and lows of a career in music, recovering from a brain injury and using music to share that story, and much more. Support the Podcast:...

Duration:00:37:57

Ben Eunson on Australian Jazz, Jerry Bergonzi, Streaming Services, Practicing, and more (Ep. 30)

1/5/2020
In today’s episode, we’re speaking with guitarist Ben Eunson. We discussed the Australian jazz scene, why he started playing guitar, his earliest musical influences, why he moved to Boston at age 21, what he learned studying with Jerry Bergonzi, his association with the ACE trio, the good and bad of streaming services like Spotify, how he thinks about practicing and the most efficient ways to improve, the importance of arpeggios and voice-leading in his musical concept, his biggest advice...

Duration:00:48:59

Noah Preminger on Transcription, Vocabulary, Composition, & Developing A Unique Voice (Ep. 29)

1/4/2020
In today’s episode, we’re speaking with saxophonist and composer Noah Preminger. We discussed growing up in Connecticut, what he practiced in high school and college, what he learned from David Liebman, the transcription method he used, how he developed a unique voice and vocabulary, his time at New England Conservatory, his early years in New York City, the value of writing a tune a day, what it means to be a true artist, why you need to be recording your gigs, his brand new record, and...

Duration:00:34:01

#28 — Adi Meyerson: Israeli Jazz, Skills for Freelancing, & the Connection Between Poetry and Music

1/3/2020
In today’s episode, we’re speaking with Adi Meyerson. We discussed growing up in Israel and the music scene there, moving to New York City, the most important skills for finding freelance work, the relationship between music, art, and poetry, and much more. Support the Podcast: https://berniesbootlegs.com/support Connect with Adi: Website: http://www.adimeyersonmusic.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adibop/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAdibop Facebook:...

Duration:00:42:27

#27 — Svetlana: Perspectives on Day Jobs, Life Balance, & Discovering Your True Calling

1/2/2020
What’s up podcast, in today’s episode we’re speaking with vocalist, composer, and arranger Svetlana. In addition to discussing her new record, we also spoke about growing up in Russia, her previous lives as a math teacher and business consultant, how she balanced studying music while working a day job and raising children, her time at Manhattan School of Music, why you need to focus on your own musical path, her forays into arranging and working with big bands, her advice to young musicians...

Duration:00:41:07

#26 — Steve Kortyka: Las Vegas, Busking, Cruise Ships, Odd Meters, & More

1/1/2020
Okay, first podcast of 2020 coming in hot. Happy new year everyone. In today’s episode we’re speaking with saxophonist Steve Kortyka. We discuss his early musical history, working with Brian Newman, the impact of playing with musicians who are better than you, cruise ship gigs, why he moved to New York City, creative ways of building your network, why to sometimes look at music like a job, the importance of practicing odd meters, and more. Support the Podcast:...

Duration:00:35:57

#25 — Kristina Koller: Jam Sessions, Jazz School, Defying Genre, & More

12/11/2019
In today’s episode, we’re speaking with vocalist Kristina Koller. We discussed her early musical history, her thoughts on jazz school, how she thinks about genres and blending different styles of music, jam session etiquette, and much more. Support the Podcast: https://berniesbootlegs.com/support Connect with Kristina: Website: https://www.kristinakoller.net/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kkollermusic/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdbiXs6fM8THWoLSRgWGTIA Facebook:...

Duration:00:34:36

#24 — Adam Larson: Music Business, Networking, Composition, & How to Overcome Fear

12/9/2019
In today’s episode we’re speaking with saxophonist, composer, & educator Adam Larson. We discussed his early musical history, his unique approach to networking, the role of jam sessions in your musical development, music business, and much more. Support the Podcast: https://berniesbootlegs.com/support Connect with Adam: Website: http://adamlarsonjazz.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamlarsonjazz/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/adamlarsonjazz Facebook:...

Duration:00:45:07

#23 — Jonathan Barber: Church Music, Jackie McLean, Mindset, & How to Love The Process

12/8/2019
In today’s episode we’re speaking with drummer and composer Jonathan Barber. We discussed his early musical upbringing, his time at the Jackie McLean Institute, his strategy for joining your dream band, the best mindset for success, working with Pat Metheny, and much more. Support the Podcast: https://berniesbootlegs.com/support Connect with Jonathan: Website: http://jonathanbarbermusic.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathanb_live/ YouTube:...

Duration:00:40:32