No video today! Finally arrived home today and am enjoying time with my dogs and family before I’m off again next week :-) I’m excited to share more videos soon with my own bass!
4 days ago
Feeling "sanctified" practicing @wyntonmarsalis' Swing Symphony in prep for our @philorch performance w/ @jazzdotorg at @magicofspac - all w/ @nezetseguin on the podium! #SwingSymphony#WyntonMarsalis#NewOrleansJazz#NormaandJoe #sanctified
"Sanctified" is Wynton's subtitle for this section of the piece - which I think is awesome! It's supposed emulate a "New Orleans Parade March - Joyous and Bouncing." I'm trying to bring the joy, and I'm trying to bring the bounce (admittedly, this style was never asked for in any of my orchestral auditions 😂). I might be a work in progress, but it sure is a lot of fun to play! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The concert is Thursday night! Come hear the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra duking it out with the Philadelphia Orchestra in what is sure to be a head boppin' foot tappin' hand clappin' concert! 🕺🏾#JazzatLincolnCenter #yourphilorch
1 week ago
#BeltitOutBasses - This "Name That Tune" feature is of one of the greatest works in the classical music repertoire! Any guesses? 🤔😁 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I'm coming off of a really, really busy stretch and have only hit the ground running with my colleagues of @philorch in residence at @magicofspac! It's great to be back, but boy am I grateful for the day off!! 😃 I've been a bit quiet on the gram because of my schedule, but I hope to be posting more regularly again soon! 🤗
We've had some challenging programs this week at the orchestra, but I'm looking forward to exploring what might be next on the music stand as I head into the fall - from revisiting old rep to exploring new repertoire possibilities. Thank you all for your suggestions! 👍🏾👍🏾
Thank you to all who have contributed to #BeltitOutBasses ! Some of the submissions have been really creative. Want to see them, follow the hashtag! Are you a bass player with a melody inside that you want to share? Then let it out; belt it out! 📣📣📣
This is Riley with solo strings tuned down. She's got on bel canto solo strings, and I'm playing a Radoslavjevic bow. When I only had one bass, I'd use #NormaandJoe so folks could follow my vids. I still use it although, this bass is definitely Riley! 😁
Beltin' it out, baby! #BeltitOutBasses#TanDun #WolfTotem
This is the most belted melody in the Tan Dun Concerto, and it's so much fun to play!!! 😁 My first of two performances are a week from Saturday at @wintergreenmusic! Am I ready?! 😬
One of the exciting things about this performance is not only that I'm going back to @wintergreenmusic whose artistic director is the incomparable @erinfreeman1 for a week long residency, but I'm performing under the baton of my former youth orchestra conductor (he must have been 19 or 20 years old at the time), @maestrojmr who I don't think I've seen in person since I was in high school! 😲 He TOTALLY inspired me when I was a kid with his enthusiasm for making music, and I've been hooked ever since. I just hope he thinks I've improved on bass since then! 🤷🏾♂️ #keepingitreal
Today is my birthday... my BASS birthday! 🤗 27 years ago today I had my first bass lesson with the amazing David Warshauer in Savannah, GA. I learned the F major and B flat major scales, and I tried to do vibrato immediately!! 😂 #bassbirthday ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
It's been an amazing journey, and I'm thankful for the opportunities I've had through music. What has inspired me most though is that on top of playing great concerts with great orchestras and working to better my artistry, those platforms have enabled me to help others! That has, by far, been the most gratifying aspect of my career! 😀 #grateful#giveback#helpsomebody@project_440@allcityphilly@acosamusic@philly_schools@philorch 📸: @kaleidoscope_imagery
BTW, so cool to have @maryjavian in this pic! 🤗
1 day ago
Some photos of the #concert last saturday.
#piano #conductor Albertina Crescitelli.
#trumpet #flugelhorn Roque Crescitelli.
#saxophones Walter Casciani.
#violin Engel Suárez.
#singing #singer#tenor Rubén José Piréz.
#contrabass Jordi Clua Soba.
#drums Carlos Boeck.
8/31 Tokyo Jazz X 2
dr井上君のfcpが1日イベントキュレーションを担当する"Tokyo Jazz X 2"(X-Planation)のオープニングに出演させていただきます。是非ともお越し下さい！
8/31(土)@ 渋谷 WWW / WWW X
op15:00 / st16:00