Contrabass Conversations - double bass life on the

Contrabass Conversations - double bass life on the

767: John Van Lierop on orchestral playing

John Van Lierop serves as principal bass for Sinfonia Rotterdam and is a frequent guest principal bass in many...

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766: Thomas Fiorini on orchestral playing

Thomas Fiorini is a member of the bass section of the Brussels Philharmonic and is an active performer in many...

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765: Michael Kurth on composition

Michael Kurth has had a remarkable career both as a member of the Atlanta Symphony bass section and as a composer....

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764: Brent Edmondson on composing for Netflix

Brent Edmondson has made one of the most remarkable pandemic pivots of any musician I know.  After spending the last...

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763: Paul Thompson on developing his YouTube Channel

Paul Thompson has spent the pandemic focusing on his YouTube Channel, and the results have been tremendous.  has been...

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762: Jon McCullough-Benner on The Auditioning Bassist's Tool Kit

Jon McCullough-Benner recently released a great new book called An Auditioning Double Bassist's Tool Kit: Bowings,...

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761: Zach VanderGraaff on teaching general music during a pandemic

Zach VanderGraaff is an elementary school general music teacher who has been adapting his teaching during the global...

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760: Garrett Hope on Dorico and portfolio careers

In addition to a thriving career as a composer and podcast host, Garrett Hope has been using Steinberg’s new...

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759: Susan Cahill on reimagining senior recitals

Susan Cahill has been rethinking the entire senior recital experience for her students at the University of...

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758: Trevor Jones on the cost of college

We’re talking today with Trevor Jones of The Scholarship Roadmap about the value of a college education and the...

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757: David White on music school vs real world experience

We’re joined today by past podcast guest David White, who has played for many Broadway and National Touring...

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756: Brandi Disterheft on Surfboard and NYC life

Brandi Disterheft’s latest album Surfboard, featuring tenor sax legend George Coleman and Brazilian drummer...

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755: Jeremy Watt on pandemic projects and auditioning later in life

Originally from Australia, Jeremy Watt spent 16 years freelancing through the UK and Europe, including stints as...

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754: Kris Funn on life in the greatest city in America

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Kris Funn is part of the jazz faculty at the Peabody Institute of Johns...

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753: Bobby Scharmann on leveling up on YouTube

Bobby Scharmann has been making cool YouTube videos since the pandemic broke out, and a recent one titled...

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752: James Newcomb and Jason talk podcasting and business

This is an off-the-cuff and laid-back conversation with my friend and fellow podcaster James Newcomb all about what...

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751: Alison Rayner on a life in jazz

Short Stories, Alison Rayner’s latest album with her quintet, has been getting critical acclaim in the UK and...

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750: Scott Pingel and Metallica

San Francisco Symphony principal bassist and San Francisco Conservatory bass faculty member Scott Pingel had a unique...

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749: Mike Bullock on the experimental bass scene

Mike Bullock is a composer, improviser, visual artist, and writer based in Western Massachusetts.  Mike has been...

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748: Luke Stewart on the Washington, DC music scene

Luke Stewart is a DC/NYC-based musician and organizer of important musical presentations and has a strong presence in...

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