Just back from a killer time at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, hearing students during the day and and master musicians at night. People like Carmen Bradford, James Morrison, Roy Haynes, Tower of Power’s Sal Cracchiolo. It’s kind of surreal to be standing in line waiting to go through the scanner at the airport and talk with the incredible vocalist Carmen Bradford as she takes her shoes off. Musicians are such awesome people. So generous and funny and personable.
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While at the festival (I was there to critique groups and give a couple clinics on my investigation into practice), I got the chance to chat with Rob Klevan, long-time education director at the great Monterey Jazz Festival. He turned me on to a new app and interviews that you HAVE to check out if you’re interested in trumpet, or practice, or musicians, or jazz. Since this is a trumpet blog, I’ll just mention the trumpeters (there are many other instrumentalists giving their thoughts, too.
other trumpeters interviewed in the app (Digital Music Education Project):
Sal Cracchiolo w/ Tower of Power
and several other great players!
Click on the image to go to the iTunes page for the app:
Or check out the page at the Monterey Jazz Festival
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