Jazz and Higher Education with Dr. Shawn Purcell Ep039

Dr. Shawn Purcell, who teaches jazz guitar and jazz arranging at George Mason University and performs for the U.S. Navy Commodores, provides us with many insights into his story, learning and teaching music at a collegiate┬álevel, touring with the Ringling Brothers Circus, and his career as a military musician. Shawn, Joe, and Aaron discuss methodical […]

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Jazz and Higher Education w/ Dr. Shawn Purcell Ep039

Dr. Shawn Purcell, who teaches jazz guitar and jazz arranging at George Mason University and performs for the U.S. Navy Commodores, provides us with many insights into his story, learning and teaching music at a collegiate┬álevel, touring with the Ringling Brothers Circus, and his career as a military musician. Shawn, Joe, and Aaron discuss methodical […]

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Drums and Music for the Under-Resourced w/ Joe Hamm of El Sistema Ep038

Drummer and music educator, Joe Hamm, joins the conversation as we learn about the El Sistema philosophy of providing music programs to under-resourced kids, the social value of music, the role of the drums within the context of a band, and touring. Joe Hamm gives us his musical and educational background, and we talk about […]

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Hosting FM Radio (with Guest Host Steve Black)

Steve Black may have conducted over 1500 interviews of famous musicians and bands over the past 30 years, but Aaron and Joe use the opportunity to get Steve’s story of what it’s like to be a rock radio host. Steve tells us about how his incredible journey started back in 1989 at a radio station […]

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Hosting FM Radio (w/ Guest Host Steve Black) Ep037

Steve Black may have conducted over 1500 interviews of famous musicians and bands over the past 30 years, but Aaron and Joe use the opportunity to get Steve’s story of what it’s like to be a rock radio host. Steve tells us about how his incredible journey started back in 1989 at a radio station […]

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Gigging, Military Bands Part 2 of 2 (with Guest Host, Jason Cale) Ep036

We dig into the experiences of Jason Cale, an incredible guitarist out of Southeastern Virginia. Jason gives us insight into playing in military bands, cultivating an original sound and leading a professional band. With formal training in classical and jazz music, Jason is very influenced by blues and fusion guitarists like Allen Holdsworth, Greg Howe, […]

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Gigging, Military Bands Part 2 of 2 (with Guest Host, Jason Cale) Ep036

[Music] Hello, and welcome back to another episode of Fret Buzz The Podcast. I am Aaron Sefchick your host along with Joe McMurray. Each week we try to expand our knowledge and the language that we use amongst us musicians. Today we have part two with Jason Cale. In today’s episode we’re gonna get into […]

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