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The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Your hosts: Austin Zhang & Michael Shapira Learn more: https://bravesound.org/ Instagram: @bravesoundnyc

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The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Your hosts: Austin Zhang & Michael Shapira Learn more: https://bravesound.org/ Instagram: @bravesoundnyc

    Inside NYC Music: Andy Clausen | Brave Sound Podcast #5

    Inside NYC Music: Andy Clausen | Brave Sound Podcast #5

    The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Today's Guest: Andy Clausen is a New York-based trombonist, composer, producer, and educator. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Andy has served as principal conductor and Artistic Director for Jazz at New York Youth Symphony since 2016. As a composer, Andy has worked in a variety of formats, from orchestral and large ensemble commissions, to classical and jazz chamber music projects, as well as numerous film, television, and media productions. An in-demand collaborator across genres, he has performed or recorded a diverse range of artists including: Common, Fleet Foxes, Big Thief, Feist, A$AP Ferg, Paul Banks, Vieux Farka Touré, Wynton Marsalis, Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Frank Wess, Gerald Wilson, Bill Frisell, Kurt Elling, Joe Lovano, Theo Bleckmann, Kate Davis, Celisse Henderson, Haley Heynderickx, Nico Muhly, Maria Schneider, Dave Douglas, Wayne Horvitz, John Zorn, and The American Brass Quintet. Find him at https://www.andyclausen.com/ and @aclausent Your hosts: Austin Zhang - https://www.austinzhang.org/ and @austindiscovers Michael Shapira http://michaelxshapira.com/ and @michaelxshapira Learn more: https://bravesound.org/ Instagram: @bravesoundnyc

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Inside NYC Music: Jaleel Shaw | Brave Sound Podcast #4

    Inside NYC Music: Jaleel Shaw | Brave Sound Podcast #4

    The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Today's Guest: Alto & Soprano saxophonist Jaleel Shaw has been a long standing member of the Roy Haynes Quartet, the Mingus Big Band and recently joined Tom Harrell’s Color of a Dream band. A bandleader in his own right, Jaleel’s solo recordings have been met with rave reviews from publications including The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, and Jazztimes Magazine. In Jazztimes Magazine’s 2011 Readers Poll, he was mentioned as Alto Saxophonist of the Year along with lengendary saxophonists Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Bunky Green, and Kenny Garrett. Jaleel is a force to be reckoned with and is noted as one of the most influential alto saxophonists of his generation. Jaleel has performed and recorded with the likes of Clark Terry, Roy Hargrove, The Mingus Big Band, Christian McBride, Chick Corea, Jason Moran, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Arturo Sandoval, Nicholas Payton, Dave Holland, Jimmy Cobb, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, and the Count Basie Orchestra. Find him at https://www.jaleelshaw.com @jaleelshaw Your hosts: Austin Zhang - https://www.austinzhang.org/ @austindiscovers Michael Shapira http://michaelxshapira.com/ @michaelxshapira Learn more: https://bravesound.org/Instagram: @bravesoundnyc

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Inside NYC Music: Joe Giordano | Brave Sound Podcast #3

    Inside NYC Music: Joe Giordano | Brave Sound Podcast #3

    The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians.Back once again, after our first try was tarnished by a mistake in the audio. Please enjoy this conversation with Joe Giordano. Today's Guest: Originally from Albany, NY, Joe Giordano is a trombonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and bandleader based in New York City. He currently studies at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Marshall Gilkes and Marc Cary. Giordano was inspired by his father, Mark, at a young age and became enamored with the sounds of JJ Johnson and Curtis Fuller. His list of heroes and influences has expanded to include literary geniuses such as William Blake, Carl Jung, and Ta-Nehisi Coates. Since moving to New York City, Giordano has performed with many key voices on the scene, including Frank Lacy, Bobby Sanabria, Stacy Dillard, and Davis Whitfield Jr. He has performed at venues such as Smalls, Dizzy’s, Clement’s Place, Newport Jazz Festival, and with the Jazz Exchange. In addition to being a Vail Jazz Alumnus, Giordano was named a YoungArts Finalist in Jazz in 2018. Find him @joegiordano120 on Instagram TICKETS for Nov. 8 Concert: https://bravesound.org/shop/joegiordano/Your hosts: Austin Zhang - https://www.austinzhang.org/Michael Shapira http://michaelxshapira.com/ and @michaelxshapira Learn more: https://bravesound.org/ Instagram: @bravesoundnyc

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Inside NYC Music: Adam Larson | Brave Sound Podcast #2

    Inside NYC Music: Adam Larson | Brave Sound Podcast #2

    The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians.Some topics covered: his 10+ years of playing with NYC’s best, becoming a university professor, his numerous self-published ebooks, some hilarious tour stories, and adapting a music career to the world of the pandemic.Today's Guest: Adam Larson (b. 1990) is an American saxophonist, composer, educator and author currently residing in the Kansas City-area. Larson teaches music business, jazz pedagogy and applied jazz saxophone lessons at UMKC Conservatory, where he has been on faculty since 2019. Larson holds BM and MM degrees in jazz performance from The Manhattan School of Music and was a part of the vibrant NYC jazz scene for eleven years before relocating in 2019. Larson continues to perform in NYC with some of the greatest musicians in the genre. As a guest artist, Larson has been invited to present masterclasses on music business, improvisation and composition at more than fifty universities across the globe. Adam has recorded five albums and maintains an active touring schedule year-round playing his original music. Find him at https://www.adamlarsonjazz.com/ and @adamlarsonjazz Find his many awesome e-books at: https://www.adamlarsonjazz.com/store-1Your hosts: Austin Zhang - https://www.austinzhang.org/ Michael Shapira http://michaelxshapira.com/ and @michaelxshapira Learn more: https://bravesound.org/ Instagram: @bravesoundnyc

    • 58 min
    Inside NYC Music: Greg DeAngelis | Brave Sound Podcast #1

    Inside NYC Music: Greg DeAngelis | Brave Sound Podcast #1

    The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians. Today's Guest: After finding a love for music at a young age, Long Island born trombonist Greg DeAngelis has been playing music for over a decade. Beginning with his roots in jazz and classical music, Greg branched out and has performed all styles, including pop, rock, ska, funk, afro-cuban, and New Orleans second line music. Greg has been performing professionally on trombone, sousaphone, and euphonium since 2014. Greg’s various groups have been playing around New York, Long Island, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania since 2015. He has penned over 40 original compositions and arrangements for quintet, sextet, big band, and brass band, as well as rock and ska bands. As a leader, Greg’s groups have performed at venues such as Tomi Jazz, Club Bonafide, the Central Jersey Jazz Festival, and the George Street Ale House. As a sideman, Greg has performed at The Jazz Loft, Swing 46, the Sands Resort and Casino, and the Heavy Rebel Music Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In May of 2018, Greg graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies from Rutgers University. In his 4 years of college, Greg studied privately with world renowned trombonists Conrad Herwig and Ed Neumeister, as well as working closely with Ralph Bowen, Frank Lacy, Abraham Burton, Kenny Davis, Bill O’Connell, and Victor Lewis. Find him at https://www.gregdmusic.com/ and @gregdeangelis1 Purchase the Oct. 24 Concert: https://bravesound.org/shop/gregdeangelis/Your hosts: Austin Zhang - https://www.austinzhang.org/ Michael Shapira http://michaelxshapira.com/ and @michaelxshapira Learn more: https://bravesound.org/ Instagram: @bravesoundnyc

    • 1 hr 39 min

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