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The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Your hosts: Austin Zhang & Michael Shapira Learn more: https://bravesound.org/ Instagram: @bravesoundnyc

The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Your hosts: Austin Zhang & Michael Shapira Learn more: https://bravesound.org/ Instagram: @bravesoundnyc

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United States

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The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Your hosts: Austin Zhang & Michael Shapira Learn more: https://bravesound.org/ Instagram: @bravesoundnyc

Language:

English


Episodes

Beyond Boundaries | Pianist and Composer, Jason Moran

3/17/2022
The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Today's guest is pianist, composer, and bandleader Jason Moran. A native of Houston, Texas, Jason is a leading artistic figure of the day. He is a MacArthur Fellow who is on faculty at the New England Conservatory in Boston and the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and also serves as the Musical Advisor and Artistic Director for the Kennedy Center, a position which he...

Duration:00:52:50

The Voice of Jazz | Iconic Bassist and Radio Host, Christian McBride

2/21/2022
The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Your hosts are Michael Shapira and Austin Zhang, cofounders of digital music venue, bravesound.org. Today's Guest:

Duration:01:08:07

Jazz and Dance - A Conversation with Charles McPherson | Brave Sound Podcast

3/11/2021
The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Purchase Charles McPherson's Jazz Dance Suites: https://charlesmcpherson1.bandcamp.com/album/charles-mcphersons-jazz-dance-suites Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/brave-sound-podcast/id1537645722 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5ByvBpLEwvf1FkyZr40d11 Today's Guest: Charles McPherson was born in Joplin, Missouri and moved to Detroit at age nine....

Duration:01:56:57

Inside NYC Music: Nicholas Creus | Brave Sound Podcast #14

3/2/2021
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...​ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5ByvBpL...​ Today's Guest: Nicholas Creus is a guitarist, producer and composer based in New York. He was born in Milan, Italy to American and Spanish parents. He moved around a lot as a kid, but mainly grew up in Madrid, Spain. After taking piano and drum lessons, he finally settled on the guitar at age 8, which he fell in love with immediately. Eventually Nicholas moved to New York where he...

Duration:01:54:51

NYC Large Ensemble Composing with Robert Buonaspina | Brave Sound Podcast #13

2/22/2021
The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/brave-sound-podcast/id1537645722 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5ByvBpLEwvf1FkyZr40d11 Today's Guest: Robert Buonaspina is a New-York-City-based composer, arranger, pianist, organist, violist, and educator. Robert recently received his Master’s degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Jazz Composition from the Manhattan School...

Duration:02:04:51

"Human" with Shai Maestro | Brave Sound Podcast #12

2/22/2021
The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/brave-sound-podcast/id1537645722 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5ByvBpLEwvf1FkyZr40d11 Today's Guest: Shai Maestro (1987) is one of the most promising and talented pianists of his generation. Since his debut with his own trio in 2011, Shai has shaped a strong and unique personal identity and has portrayed an...

Duration:01:46:43

Music as Protest: The Jazz Musician’s Role in Speaking Out ft. Johnathan Blake | Brave Sound Podcast #11

2/22/2021
The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Today we discuss our divided nation, American racial tensions, police violence... and the power of artists' to speak out. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...​ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5ByvBpL...​ Today's Guests: “the vertiginous sensation of being both slightly behind the beat and hurtling into the next measure.” - JazzTimes on Johnathan...

Duration:02:29:51

Inside NYC Music: Joe Block | Brave Sound Podcast #10

1/30/2021
The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. TICKETS for their January 31st, 2021 concert (recording available after): https://bravesound.org/shop/joeblock/ Today's Guests: Joe Block is a pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He began playing classical piano at the age of two before switching to jazz in middle school. While growing up in Philadelphia, a city with a rich jazz and musical tradition, he was...

Duration:01:21:32

Inside NYC Music: Adam Cordero + Odin Scherer | Brave Sound Podcast #9

1/26/2021
The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Today's Guests Saxophonist, composer, educator, environmentalist, and multi-instrumentalist Adam Cordero is based in Brooklyn, New York. He has two projects going on, a duo project with Odin Scherer as well as a quintet, and both groups are quite environmentally-conscious. His quintet "Arcadia" holds fall/spring benefit concerts and they helped raise money for the Amazon...

Duration:01:57:39

Conversation with Electronic Music Pioneer, Don Lewis | Brave Sound Podcast #8

12/23/2020
Today we have with us a real pioneer of not only electronic music, but a major influence on the sound of American popular music as a whole. See below for more details. Today's Guest: Don Lewis is a visionary who believes that music makes a difference in the world. As a child in Dayton, Ohio, music became Don's "magic carpet" transporting him out of the projects into a world filled with possibilities of concerts, recordings, and collaborations. Don’s career in music has led him to perform in...

Duration:02:09:25

Inside NYC Music: Evan Sherman | Brave Sound Podcast #7

12/23/2020
Today's Guest: Born into a musical family in New Jersey, Evan Sherman (b. 1993) began playing the drums at age 5 and had his first professional gigs at 13. Since then, Evan has been spreading musical enthusiasm all over the world, touring with the likes of Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Roy Hargrove, Ron Carter, Jimmy Heath, the Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars, Cyrus Chestnut, Branford Marsalis, and more. In 2014, he formed the Evan Sherman Big Band, a 16-piece group for...

Duration:02:15:25

Inside NYC Music: Arta Jēkabsone and Baden Goyo | Brave Sound Podcast #6

12/5/2020
The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. TICKETS for their December 6th live streamed concert: https://bravesound.org/shop/artabaden/ Today's Guests: New York City-based Latvian singer, composer and arranger Arta Jēkabsone is recognized by her velvety tone. Arta engages listeners with an emotional and honest, adventurous and joyful expression of music. Recently Arta was awarded 1st prize at Montreux Shure Jazz...

Duration:01:32:33

Inside NYC Music: Andy Clausen | Brave Sound Podcast #5

11/26/2020
The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Today's Guest: Andy Clausen is a New York-based trombonist, composer, producer, and educator. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Andy has served as principal conductor and Artistic Director for Jazz at New York Youth Symphony since 2016. As a composer, Andy has worked in a variety of formats, from orchestral and large ensemble commissions, to classical and jazz chamber music...

Duration:01:45:23

Inside NYC Music: Jaleel Shaw | Brave Sound Podcast #4

11/20/2020
The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Today's Guest: Alto & Soprano saxophonist Jaleel Shaw has been a long standing member of the Roy Haynes Quartet, the Mingus Big Band and recently joined Tom Harrell’s Color of a Dream band. A bandleader in his own right, Jaleel’s solo recordings have been met with rave reviews from publications including The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, and Jazztimes Magazine. In...

Duration:01:30:53

Inside NYC Music: Joe Giordano | Brave Sound Podcast #3

11/10/2020
The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Back once again, after our first try was tarnished by a mistake in the audio. Please enjoy this conversation with Joe Giordano. Today's Guest: Originally from Albany, NY, Joe Giordano is a trombonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and bandleader based in New York City. He currently studies at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Marshall Gilkes and Marc Cary....

Duration:01:41:37

Inside NYC Music: Adam Larson | Brave Sound Podcast #2

11/2/2020
The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Some topics covered: his 10+ years of playing with NYC’s best, becoming a university professor, his numerous self-published ebooks, some hilarious tour stories, and adapting a music career to the world of the pandemic. Today's Guest: Adam Larson (b. 1990) is an American saxophonist, composer, educator and author currently residing in the Kansas City-area. Larson teaches music...

Duration:00:58:43

Inside NYC Music: Greg DeAngelis | Brave Sound Podcast #1

10/26/2020
The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Today's Guest: After finding a love for music at a young age, Long Island born trombonist Greg DeAngelis has been playing music for over a decade. Beginning with his roots in jazz and classical music, Greg branched out and has performed all styles, including pop, rock, ska, funk, afro-cuban, and New Orleans second line music. Greg has been performing professionally on trombone,...

Duration:01:39:18