I’m giving away the sheet music to my Jazz Violin Caprice below (free).
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Also, check out this stellar interpretation by Ukrainian violinist Oleh Kalaida:
Many violinists have told me that they would like to have more contemporary music to perform. This piece welcomes improvisation and also allows you to perform fully as written. It synthesizes elements of traditional repertoire such as Bach, Paganini, Rode, Dont, and Ysaye, with melodic and harmonic vocabulary influenced by jazz and other contemporary styles.
“Postlude” is a composition for unaccompanied jazz violin included in my 2015 release on Resonance Records, American Spirit. Any original work, and especially a solo piece, is imperative to my personal artistic identity. This piece also fits with the theme of American Spirit, i.e., a new world growing out of old world traditions.
Part of my aim as an educator is to break down barriers between jazz, classical music, and the participatory culture.
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