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Today we chat with Grammy-nominated violinist Gabe Terracciano, who's expanding the range of the violin as a member of the Turtle Island String Quartet and the Hot Toddies Jazz Band, among other exciting projects. We hear about Gabe's transition from nearly quitting early Classical lessons to discovering and falling in love with Jazz, discuss what it's like to be a band leader in New York City, hear tracks from The Hot Toddies recently released full-length album, and gain tips for improvising for the first time and finding our own voice within whatever genre of music we play.

Show notes:

Gabe’s website

The Hot Toddies Jazz Band

The Hot Toddies new album and “Quarantine EP”

Gabe’s solo album “Three Part Invention”

Some Jazz and Swing artists mentioned:

Vince Giordano

Andy Stein

Artie Shaw

Woody Herman

Glenn Miller

Stuff Smith

Jean Luc Ponty

Zbigniew Seifert

Other mentions:

Prohibition Productions

Happy Practicing!

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