Called “one of the Boston music scene’s most valuable players”, percussionist Julian Loida launches ‘A Millennial Musician’ amidst the corona crisis featuring the stories of millennial musicians. Part musician, part producer, part entrepreneur, Loida’s conversations range from interviews with musicians that bringing to light the personal experiences of young creatives from all walks of life to insights from industry professionals who hire these young creatives. With an ever-changing world and the power of the podcast platform, these recorded interviews will preserve the stories of today and for those who will look back on this era.
Percussionist, composer, videographer, filmmaker, educator, and all around creative Evan Chapman shares her story, process, insights, and approach to the life of an artist. We talk about his journey from growing up making skate videos to making videos from legends like Wynton Marsalis and Renée Fleming. We talk about how he’s transitioned from school to his professional career and much more. Go follow Evan on all platforms.
Percussionist, composer, educator, drummer, singer, arranger Victor Pablo originally from Puerto Rico now living in Brooklyn who has been ON and OFF Broadway joins today to share his story of growing up in a musical family to studying with Alan Abel to playing on Broadway shows like Lion King and more. Victor talks about the percussion landscape, the orchestral percussion system, and his guilty pleasure Blink 182.
Puerto Rican cuatro player, singer, songwriter, arrange, and composer Fabiola Méndez shares her story of growing up in Puerto Rico and moving to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music. We talk about her new record Afrorriqueña, the recording process, releasing the album during Covid and more. We talk about her experience as an educator, activist, and arts advocate. Go follow Fabiola on all platforms and get tickets to her album release show on Friday, April 23rd.
Percussionist and arts consultant Sidney Hopson shares his story of growing up in LA, starting college at age 12 and going onto having a multi-hyphenate career in the film/tv recording industry, the orchestral music industry, and public policy. As an arts consultant, he continues to take work with organizations to dismantle the deep systemic racism that runs throughout organizations from funders to the musicians themselves.
Cellist, organist, pianist, singer, and Minister of Music Aaron Stokes tells his story of growing up in Brooklyn in a religious and spiritual house to finding his own spirituality to premiering works with Ms. Lauryn Hill at the Hollywood Bowl. He’s performed with the Harlem Chamber Players, played at the Sydney Opera House, with the Peace Studio in Kenya, acted and performed on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, recorded on the Joker soundtrack by Hilder Gudnadóttir and more.
Dancer & teacher Jonathan Burke shares his story of growing up around dance, to taking lessons, to making it his life’s work particularly the world of Afro-Cuban folklore and popular dances.
Very interesting interviews!
A great podcast that presents interesting conversations with talented young musicians. I highly recommend it to those who want to hear about the perspectives and experiences of the new generation of professional musicians.
Julian’s podcast is so great!
This podcast is just amazing. Every episode is chock full of incredible perspectives and lenses to learn from. Julian is also such an amazing conversationalist.