Thank you for wanting to learn about PlayTheGroove, I'm Richard Frank, creator of this innovative program that incorporates modern jazz and world music into music into an educationally-grounded program. PlayTheGroove is rooted in my personal experiences as a professionally trained musician, a graduate-level researcher, 60+ clinics and workshops, and countless conversations with professors, students, and… Continue reading PlayTheGroove, What’s This All About?
Imagination is Omnipotent! Creating is a Bi-Product. In today’s music-making age, creating music (via teaching, composing, improvising, arranging, mashing) seems to be the end goal. We agree. What if the first goal of “creating music” is the end goal? Imagination. In life, certainly not just music, imagination is the driver of new, the driver of… Continue reading Imagination & Creation
Jukka Eskola Website Video Bio: Jukka Eskola is a Finnish trumpet player who ranks among the most sought-after jazz artists in Finland. He has become known as the leader of the Jukka Eskola Quintet, Jukka Eskola Orquesta Bossa, and as a member of The Five Corners Quintet, Finland’s most successful jazz outfit to date. He… Continue reading Charts by Jukka Eskola
Patrice Rushen Website Video Bio: Multi-Grammy nominated artist, Patrice Rushen, is fashioning her career after the legacy of her long-time friend and mentor, Quincy Jones. Composer…Producer…International Recording Artist…Rushen has definitely earned the respect she has been awarded by her peers in the music industry. Admired by many for her groundbreaking achievements, Rushen has amassed an… Continue reading Charts by Patrice Rushen
Dalindeo Website Video Bio: Dalindèo is a jazz-sextet based in Helsinki, Finland. Guitarist-composer Valtteri Laurell Pöyhönen founded Dalindèo in autumn of 2003 with his musical friends Rasmus Pailos (percussion), Jose Mäenpää (trumpet), Petri Puolitaival (flute and tenor sax), Timo Tuppurainen (double bass) and Jaska Lukkarinen (drums). Mr. Pekka Lehti took over the bass duties in… Continue reading Charts by Dalindeo
Peter Kienle Website Video Bio: Born July 23rd 1960 in Metzingen, Germany. Playing guitar since age 13. Two semesters of Jazz School Munich. Founded the band BeebleBrox in 1983 in Albstadt, Germany. Extensive studio work as a musician, engineer and producer. Worked as a private guitar instructor from 1979 to 1988. Computer programming starting in… Continue reading Charts by Peter Kienle