Author Archives: David Brubeck

“Seven Positions” tm with Ed Partyka, Reveals Only Two Kinds of Music, And One Jazz Bass Trombone Player

You may have never met anyone who loves the big band more than Ed Partyka. Lives it. Breathes it. While started out out as a side man, he now stands in front, not only as leader but as composer and … Continue reading

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Paul Faulise, Pure Bass Bone Gold!

He played with the Tonight Show Band from 1962 to 1972, and performed and recorded in both New York and Los Angeles at the highest levels. From the Fania All Stars, to The Easter Seals Telethons, From JJ and Kai … Continue reading

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LA Premieres and Terry Cravens with “Seven Positions”

You might have heard Terry Cravens with the Pasadena Symphony and Los Angeles Opera, or even the LA Philharmonic at times. Perhaps it was one of two hundred nights of the Phantom of the Opera or in other musicals and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from “1385” tm to 2017, With Mannix, Conant and Thompkins, The Tenor Trombone is in Great Hands!

Ken Thompkins Please begin watching at 15:00 minutes 2. What are two things you remember learning from each of your major teachers? Frank Crisafulli was and still is a great influence on my approach to the instrument. One major lesson … Continue reading

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FANTASTIC! “Seven Positions” in 2017 Matt Guilford, Randy Campora, Isabelle Lavoie, Bob Sanders & Matyas Veer

Fantastic! Seven Positions in 2017 Matyas Veer 2. What are some of the ways you best like to prepare? I like to start prepare the pieces very early before the competition. I always thinking this is is only one project … Continue reading

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UNBELIEVABLE TUBAS in 2017 for “The Fourth Valve” tm Warren Deck/Chester Schmitz/Roland Sventpali/James Jenkins/Jerry Young-Double Wow!

Fourth Valve 2017 James Jenkins 7. In addition to your regular position with the Jacksonville Symphony, you have had the opportunity to perform with several notable orchestras. Ahat stylistic and listening approaches have you noticed that are distinct between Boston, … Continue reading

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UM FROST JAZZ HOUR to Host Duo Brubeck featuring Mitch Farber 1-4-’18 11:00 am WDNA 88.9 FM and IHeart Radio

Join us, won’t you? On the radio, streaming or LIVE!! Thursday at 11:00 am at the WDNA 88.9 FM Jazz gallery 2921 SW 22 St. (Coral Way) Miami, Fl 33145 Hosted by bassist Tim Smith for Chuck Bergeron Special thanks … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2017

Juan Calderin is a gifted former student of mine, and a promising young composer. He was kind enough to turn a composition assignment exploring the capabilities bass trombone from a “dead end” to a thing of beauty for the noble … Continue reading

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Jerry Young Tuba,

Ten years at Interlochen, and one can see (and more importantly), hear a great deal. From colleagues to visiting artists, from students to the stirrings of your own soul and sound. Double down on that as two time editor of … Continue reading

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Roland Szentpali

Lightning is a force of nature. Powerful. Incendiary. Blazing into the future. Sonorously twined with thunder. The connective tissue of heaven and earth; shaking both. Roland Szentpali is a four-valved bolt of lightning from one century to anther. The “Fourth … Continue reading

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Kenneth Thompkins, Trombonist’s Trombonist

When a young trombonist, (who looked a little bit like Harry Potter behind his thick glasses), asked me who the tenor trombone soloists of the “Chicago School” of trombone playing were, it gave me pause. Charlie Vernon springs to mind … Continue reading

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DUO BRUBECK, LIVE IN CONCERT, SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2017 AT 4:00 pm CHRIST CHURCH FT. LAUDERDALE

Miami’s Own Duo Brubeck, Live in concert at Christ United Methodist Church Sunday, November 5th 2017 4:00 pm (4845 n.e. 25th ave. | fort lauderdale, fl 33308 ) Suggested donation, $5 adults, $3 seniors-Children are free! DUO BRUBECK, featuring Mitch … Continue reading

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