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“The quality of your amplified violin sound is only as good as the weakest component in your chain…”
Duncan Monserud, marketing director for Electric Violin Shop, joins Christian to discuss challenges, choices, and solutions for string players seeking to go electric. Scroll down to listen, join the conversation in the comments, and find a time-coded table of contents to help...
(COLUMBUS, OH – April 15, 2015) On March 29-April 4, 2015, Columbus-based jazz violinist and educator Christian Howes went on tour along with three other musicians from the Columbus scene through England, Montenegro, and Italy. They performed at multiple venues, introducing foreign audiences to American jazz and presenting workshops for professional and student musicians related to jazz...
Don’t be fooled by the suits…
Featuring Cedric Easton on drums and Greg Byers on bass; Recorded live at the Music For All Summer Symposium
Rock Improvisation – A Commentary
For players, students, teachers and anyone else interested—here are my thoughts on improvising a rocking electric violin solo.
Rock ‘n roll sounds better...
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Arguably the most intriguing young violinist in jazz. - Minneapolis Tribune
Nominated for “Violinist of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association, voted first place in the Downbeat Critics Poll (rising stars) in 2011, and voted among the top three jazz violinists in the Jazz Times Critics Poll (2013), Christian Howes headlined six nights at Lincoln Center in 2013 and recently toured Ukraine at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy. His most recent album on Resonance Records, "Southern Exposure", is available at the shop. Click here to visit our Performance section.
Christian Howes String Productions provides affordable string arrangements and remote, online string recording for albums, commercials, films, video games, and more. We also provide remote tracking of other instruments, score preparation, orchestration, transcription and more. Our clients include top producers and composers worldwide. Click here to visit our Production section.