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Variable D Postulate Ensemble Projects
59 minutes | 4 days ago
This is an interview with one of the finest composers, jazz trumpeters, musical survivalists and an excellent EVI player - electronic valve instrument. There is a treasure trove of info here for the up and coming musician.
64 minutes | 18 days ago
This is an interview with Chicago music legend, Jack Kramer, about everything from his new CD to how to survive in music. It is also a showcase for his unusual instrument, the EVI - electronic valve instrument.
55 minutes | a month ago
This interview is with the leaders of the Chicago based big band, The Blue Shift Big Band. Joel Baer and Chris Parsons had a lot of great ideas to share and this is a must hear!
72 minutes | 6 months ago
This week's show is an interview with both Brett Dean, leader of the Shout Section Big Band and John Dorhauer, resident composer and arranger for both the SSBB and HUP, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Players big band. We discuss everything from the potential plight of public school music teachers to the development of our virtual band projects.
64 minutes | 7 months ago
Jordan Hoffman Interview
This week's show is a fascinating insight into making a military band career a mean to an end for younger musicians looking for a way begin their careers and develop a stable life for themselves.
67 minutes | 7 months ago
This is an extensive interview with trombone virtuoso, college music professor, composer, arranger and producer, Steve Wiest.
62 minutes | 7 months ago
Eric Thomas Interview
Today's show is a free-wheeling interview with gospel/pop/rock singer, band leader, producer, composer, businessman, Eric Thomas. Our conversation allows Eric to tell his story of adaptation and survival as a professional musician and family man. Eric is still a busy singer in Chicago's jobbing scene.
67 minutes | 8 months ago
Troy Dowding Interview
This week's show is an extensive interview with Canadian free-lance trumpeter, Troy Dowding. Troy offers some very different perspectives on working as a professional musician. We even got into some tech talk about how to do some basic home recording. Definitely another important show to study!
69 minutes | 8 months ago
Yassinger Interview Complete
This is a wide ranging interview with the unstoppable musician, educator, business woman, musical entrepreneur, Amy Yassinger.
58 minutes | 8 months ago
Dr. Mike Stewart Interview
This is a wide ranging discussion about adaptation and survival in the music business with music professor, composer and professional trumpeter, Dr. Mike Stewart.
76 minutes | 8 months ago
Spocket Show - Angle/Stebliy Interview
This week's show is an extensive conversation with Luke Angle and Ken Stebliy, the founders of the Chicago Fusion band, Spocket. They spun out a great story of adaptation and survival in the music business in the 21st century form the point of view of millennials. This is also a terrific band.
63 minutes | 9 months ago
Moffett Inerview Complete
This week's show is an extensive interview with junior high school music teacher and free lance sax player, Dan Moffett.
84 minutes | 9 months ago
Roy Vombrack Interview
This is a lengthy interview with jingle producer, composer, arranger, bandleader and sax player, Roy Vombrack. This is an amazing story of adaptation and survival in the music business . This is a must hear for music students contemplating a professional music career.
43 minutes | 9 months ago
Featured Artists: Jamie Lynn Fletcher, Amy Yasinger, Audrey Morrison
This week I'm doing a segments show featuring three artists who will e doing interviews later on, when their schedules will allow. However, I feel the work they are doing is so important, that I had to start the sharing now. Today I'm featuring singer/pianist, Jamie Lynn Fletcher, singer musical entrepreneur, trombone artist and women's professional musicians' advocate, Audrey Morrison. Check out this show to pique your interest in their work.
78 minutes | 9 months ago
John Dorhauer Heisenberg Uncertainty Players Show
This is an interview with composer, arranger, trumpeter and educator, John Dorhauer. John leads the Heisenberg Uncertainty Players Big Band in Chicago and this show plays like a master class in 21st century promotional and survival techniques for the modern musician.
66 minutes | 10 months ago
February 14 Interview with trumpeter, Jim Manley
This week's show is with trumpeter, band leader, composer, producer, Jim Manley of St. Louis Missouri. The conversation here is laced with great ideas about survival in the music business in the 21st century.
67 minutes | 10 months ago
Feb 6 2020 Interview with Thor Bremer Show
This is an interview with percussionist, composer and producer, Thor Bremer. This is also a subtle tutorial in out of the box thinking on surviving as a professional free lance musician in the 21st century.
65 minutes | 10 months ago
Jan30 Show - Kelly, Minor Moon, Roach
This week's show features the work of brilliant trumpeter/composer, Adrian Kelly from Perth, Australia, the indie folk/rock band, Minor Moon from Chicago and jazz trombone artist, Nick Roach, also from Chicago.
46 minutes | 10 months ago
Jan 22 Podcast - Stewart, Wiest and Moore!!
Today's show, going online on January 23, 2020 features the music of classical/jazz/lead trumpeter and composer, Dr. Mike Stewart, trombone virtuoso and multiple Grammy nominee, Steve Wiest and his band Vinyl Hampdin, and tenor/soprano soloists and composer, Joel Moore.
41 minutes | a year ago
Jan 15 - Phil Feo, Brass from the Past, Natalie Lande
This is the first episode of the new and improved podcast formerly known as Duets From The Trenches. While lengthy interviews are no longer the central structure, I still want to support fellow musicians. This way I can cover more musicians per show! Today we'll be hear from trumpeter, Phil Feo, the Brass From The Past rock band and sax player, Natalie Lande.
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