Rocking Electric Violin Solo: some tips and analysis for students who would like to peek behind the curtain and get tips on how to approach improvisation. Don’t be fooled by the suits.
In the spirit of jazz, (and in the spirit of laughing at myself a bit), I hope you’ll accept this unvarnished offering in the spirit of the season.
August 4-12, Christian Howes, a leading American jazz violinist and educator, will tour Australia during a week full of live performances and workshops anchored by multiple clinics and headlining performances at the Australian National University’s annual “Winter Jazz Week”.
Howes and Droste will perform in Lviv, Ukraine on June 21 in the historic Lviv Philharmonic Concert Hall.The concert will fuse jazz and classical music under the theme- “Music of the New World”
The video embedded here showcases our recent performance under Douglas Droste’s direction with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra of the listenable yet classy, “Concerto for Jazz Violin” by Scott Routenberg- a beautiful, new work relevant to today’s symphonic audiences.