So Many Amazing Musicians!!

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So Many Amazing Musicians!!

It is the height of college audition season! A time where high school students everywhere are making recordings for graduate degree programs, competitions, all-states, national ensembles and post-graduate degree programs. Right now it is Thanksgiving Eve and after I go to sleep my computer will still be staunchly whirring away all night, as it has for the past several nights, rendering files that the High School Seniors of 2016 will use to help define or supplement who they are to so many programs across the country. 

     So far this year I have recorded around 50 young artists. Some with the intent on showcasing the their musicality to conservatories and a life/career of music and others have recorded to prove their "well-roundedness" with interests beyond music. But both have exhibited an extremely earnest sense of hope.

     All have offered me a lesson in one way or another and their teachers and parents even moreso.

      I wish you all the best of luck. I sincerely hope that my small part in your application process enables you to get where you need to go... Wherever that may be.

Cheers,

-DJ

  

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A Liberating Winter Leads to a Welcome Spring.

It's Mid-April and it marks three months of heading up my Audio/Video company full-time.  It was a terrific winter of projects and travel, but Spring's milder weather and new projects are worth the wait. This post also marks the opening of a new and improved davejamrog.com. 

Ben faced off against Beyoncé at the Grammy awards.

Ben faced off against Beyoncé at the Grammy awards.

Benjamin Zander is going strong at 75 years old and is performing the third act of Sigfried by Richard Wagner, Sunday, April 26th at Symphony Hall. I'll be there with Elias Boquillon to capture that with 5 cameras. The second season of Interpretation Classes has come to a close, meaning I've produced 11 episodes of classes which are publicly available. Gearing up for fundraising videos with BPYO and accompanying the 120 person orchestra on a tour of Germany, Czech Republic and Switzerland in June.

I've also been working with Tom Vignieri (director of "From the Top" and independent composer) on a new video "To Sing" which is a sequel to "Soft Rains" released in the Summer of 2014. Tom's arrangements of Baroque and Classical works were just performed at the 2015 Handel and Haydn Society Gala with Aisslinn Nosky.

Sunset on the Mekong delta. 

Sunset on the Mekong delta. 

The Phillips Exeter Academy's tour to Vietnam was an incredible adventure and incredible opportunity for work in Asia. Many music and travel photos and videos (produced by Dave Jamrog Audio/Video) are available here. A 2min highlight documentary will be played at the upcoming Boston Global Forum conference in July.

Dave Jamrog, Mika Stoltzman, Doug and Wanda DeMorrow. 

Dave Jamrog, Mika Stoltzman, Doug and Wanda DeMorrow. 

Mika and Richard Stoltzman continue their work towards the commercial release of a DVD video. Mika will tour Europe and Asia in the Fall of 2015... a live DVD from the upcoming Rockport Jazz Festival is slated, as well as a documentary film about her band Mikarimba, featuring Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez and compositions by John Zorn and Chick Corea. Photos of Rockport Music Shalin Liu center recording session.

Looking forward to many more exciting video projects and opprtunities.

Cheers everyone,

-DJ

 

 

 

 

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