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Profiles in Percussion with Christos Rafalides

Profiles in Percussion:A Conversation with Christos Rafalides With a background and degrees in Jazz Vibraphone Performance from Berklee College of Music and Manhattan School of Music, Christos Rafalides has exploded on the jazz music scene with collaborations ranging from the legendary Charles Mingus ‘Epitaph’ band to Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz At Lincoln Center band, to world …

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A Conversation with Matt Howard, Principal Percussionist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

A Conversation with Matt Howard, Principal Percussionist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic On 7/8/20, we went LIVE with the Vic Firth Signature Artist, Matt Howard, Principal Percussionist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Join us as we sit down with Matt, and go through what it takes to make it through the audition process from mental …

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Sandbox Percussion on “Seven Pillars” by Andy Akiho

Sandbox Percussion on “Seven Pillars”by Andy Akiho Victor Caccese and Jonny Allen sit down to discuss their latest work for percussion quartet “Seven Pillars,” which consists of 7 ensemble movements and 4 solo movements. This inside look at the composition covers a full range of topics, from the close collaboration with composer Andy Akiho to …

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A Conversation with Greg Zuber, Principal Percussionist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

A Conversation with Greg Zuber, Principal Percussionist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra On 6/24/20, we went LIVE with the Vic Firth Signature Artist, Greg Zuber, Principal Percussionist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Join us as we sit down with Greg and discuss his snare drum sticks, Nothung and the Excalibur. Greg shares his backstory for …

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Victor Mendoza: On His Life Spent Creating Music and His Passion for Teaching

Victor Mendoza: On His Life Spent Creating Music and His Passion for Teaching Anders Astrand sits down with legendary Latin Jazz vibraphonist, educator, composer and producer Victor Mendoza for a conversation about growing up in Mexico, following his passion for playing music, gaining influence from art and what inspires him today. Victor talks about his …

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