The Jazz Violin Podcast

The Jazz Violin Podcast is a monthly podcast by violinist Matt Holborn, interviewing a different violinist each month!

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Episodes

Wednesday May 04, 2022

New format where I chat with one of my past guests about their Favourite jazz violin recording. Tcha tells us about the "Grappelli in Paris" recordings from the 1950s. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96iyAVaz9pOIGfRticax-B4ee_2T6E1w   https://open.spotify.com/album/6nD1T8V6ZzeeVIPSKHUuHw?si=oiOeiTokT5efIt-9uU-ktQ   to support the podcast or get involved in my practise club go to www.patreon.com.mattholborn  

Monday Mar 21, 2022

Seonaid Aitken is a Scottish violinist, composer and arranger based in Glasgow UK. http://seonaidaitken.com/   To support the Podcast or join my jazz violin practise club go to www.patreon.com/mattholborn   To buy my new duo album visit  https://mattholborn.bandcamp.com/album/a-duo

Monday Feb 21, 2022

Subscribe and share, it really helps! In this series I ask some of the guests from way back in the archives what advice they would give to other violinists trying to get into playing jazz on the violin. Today I chat with Alexandre Tripodi (https://soundcloud.com/alexandre-tripodi) and find out some excellent stuff. To watch this on youtube go to https://youtu.be/dYq5c9ybJ9k To support the podcast or join my jazz violin practise club, go to https://www.patreon.com/mattholborn email at bookings@mattholborn.com

Saturday Feb 05, 2022

Alexandre Cavaliere is a Belgian violinist bassed in Brussels.   https://www.womex.com/virtual/homerecords_be/alexandre_cavaliere   To support the Podcast go to www.patreon.com/mattholborn   To preorder my upcoming duo album visit    https://mattholborn.bandcamp.com/album/a-duo

Friday Dec 31, 2021

A little review of some interesting moments on the podcast in 2021.   If you want to support the podcast or join my Jazz Violin Practise Club go to https://www.patreon.com/mattholborn

Monday Nov 29, 2021

Mathias Levy is a violinist and composer based in Paris. https://mathiaslevy.fr/about/mathiaslevy/   If you want to support the podcast or join my Jazz Violin Practise Club go to https://www.patreon.com/mattholborn

Monday Nov 01, 2021

Tracy Silverman is an eclectic electric violinist based in Nashville.  https://www.tracysilverman.com/   If you want to support the podcast or join my Jazz Violin Practise Club go to https://www.patreon.com/mattholborn    

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021

Dom Ingham is an excellent young UK based violinist and composer.    http://www.dominicingham.com/welcome   If you want to support the podcast or join my Jazz Violin Practise Club go to https://www.patreon.com/mattholborn

Thursday Sep 02, 2021

Eva Slongo is Swiss violinist and composer based in France. She studied with Didier Lockwood at the CMDL and now creates and performs her own original music as well as teaching countless others how to play jazz violin. She has a fantastic playing style, feel and a terrific command of her instrument.   https://www.evaslongo.com/   If you want to support the podcast or join my Jazz Violin Practise Club go to https://www.patreon.com/mattholborn

Saturday Jul 31, 2021

Nora Germain is a jazz violinist and author based in LA. She has played on countless albums and soundtracks as well as producing 10 of her own albums as a bandleader. http://www.noragermain.com/ If you want to support the podcast or join my Jazz Violin Practise Club go to https://www.patreon.com/mattholborn

Thursday Jul 01, 2021

Ben Holder is a UK jazz violinist based in the Midlands. A stalwart of the British jazz scene and a household name to fans of UK swing and jazz. https://www.benholdermusic.co.uk/ If you want to support the podcast or join my Jazz Violin Practise Club go to https://www.patreon.com/mattholborn

Tuesday Jun 01, 2021

Mario Forte is an improvising violinist based between NYC and Europe.  http://www.marioforte.com/   If you want to support the podcast or join my Jazz Violin Practise Club go to https://www.patreon.com/mattholborn

Thursday Apr 29, 2021

Martin Taylor is a British guitarist based in Scotland. He was a longstanding collaborator with Stephane Grappelli and now tours the world and has taught thousands of guitarists around the world through his online academy. https://martintaylor.com/   If you want to support the podcast or join my Jazz Violin Practise Club go to https://www.patreon.com/mattholborn    

Tuesday Mar 30, 2021

Yannick Hiwat is a violinist, composer and educator based in the Netherlands.  https://yannickhiwat.com/   To support the podcast or to get involved with my Jazz Violin Practise Club, check out my Patreon below https://www.patreon.com/mattholborn   Check out Charlie MacCarthy's new book 'Post-Classical Violin' here. https://www.postclassicalviolin.com/

Thursday Feb 25, 2021

It was pleasure to chat with excellent fiddler and scholar Laura Risk about the life, career and music of the amazing Ginger Smock. Check out her article in Strings Magazine below https://stringsmagazine.com/ginger-smock-first-lady-of-the-jazz-violin/ You can buy her music below from AB Fable, an excellent archive and record label devoted to jazz violin gems. You will be able to find many rare jazz violin recordings here. http://www.abar.net/   Check out Laura's Website below too. https://laurarisk.com/

Wednesday Jan 27, 2021

Miguel Atwood Ferguson is an improvising violinist, violist, composer, arranger and orchestrator for many left-field electronic, jazz, soul, hiphop and pop acts.  https://www.miguelatwoodferguson.com/   To support the podcast or to get involved with my Jazz Violin Practise Club, check out my Patreon below https://www.patreon.com/mattholborn

Wednesday Dec 30, 2020

Ben Powell is an english violinist based in Texas US. Check out his website below   https://www.ben-powell.com/   To support the podcast or to get involved with my Jazz Violin Practise Club, check out my Patreon below https://www.patreon.com/mattholborn

Sunday Nov 29, 2020

Evan Price is a violinist from the USA, he has played with the Turtle Island String Quartet and is a master improvisor.   https://www.evanpricemusic.com/   To support the podcast or to get involved with my Jazz Violin Practise Club, check out my Patreon below https://www.patreon.com/mattholborn

Tuesday Oct 27, 2020

Johanna Burnheart is a German violinist based in London UK. Her new album is coming out of Ropeadope Records on October 30th 2020.  Disclaimer-I pronounce her name wrong in the introduction, it is actually pronounced 'Yohanna"...   https://johannaburnheart.bandcamp.com/album/burnheart   To support the podcast or to get involved with my Jazz Violin Practise Club, check out my Patreon below https://www.patreon.com/mattholborn

Wednesday Sep 16, 2020

Adam Bałdych is a Polish jazz violinist, one of the best and most original in the world. Enjoy   To support the podcast or to get involved with my Jazz Violin Practise Club  check out my Patreon below https://www.patreon.com/mattholborn

Saturday Aug 01, 2020

Matt Glaser is a fiddler, educator, and author, who has performed with Stephane Grappelli, David Grisman, Lee Konitz, Bob Dylan, J. Geils, Leo Kottke, Joe Lovano, Charlie Haden, Michael Brecker, Kenny Werner, Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck, the Waverly Consort, Fiddle Fever, and the Wayfaring Strangers. He is artistic director of the American Roots music program at Berklee College of Music, after serving as string department chair for twenty-eight years, and has mentored thousands of musicians.   https://www.berklee.edu/people/matt-glaser   Jazz Violin Practise Sessions and Workshops   I am running some sessions practising scales and arpeggios in fun ways as well as looking at different jazz tunes and working on how to improvise with them. If you are interested in getting involved during the month of August please get in touch via bookings@mattholborn.com. Check out some examples of the sessions below.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9RhQ41VSl8   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzGoKompRCQ

Sunday Jul 05, 2020

Ernst Reijseger is a Dutch cellist and is one of the judges of this years (2020) Seifert Competition. To watch this years competition or find out more info about the semi finalists follow this link https://seifertcompetition.com/en/   Patreon   You can become a patron of the podcast on Patreon by following this link   https://www.patreon.com/Jazzviolinpodcast   Becoming a patron of the podcast means that you are directly helping the podcast continue. This is a chance for you to help out with the running costs of the podcast, if you feel like you get a lot out of my interviews you can be a part of it by donating a small amount of money.   I will be creating one extra monthly show specifically for my patrons. This is either an interview with a musician I know from the jazz scene or I also create episodes where I listen back to previous shows and chat about some key points that my guests bring up. There are so many great ideas and concepts that these amazing musicians bring up and I would like to share with you some of my favourites! Jazz Violin Classes I am running some very successful and busy zoom sessions at the moment to help people get into playing jazz, its a great thing to get yourself stuck into whilst you wait for your gigs to start again. If you want and info on these sessions email bookings@mattholborn.com      

Tuesday Jun 16, 2020

Sara Caswell is a Grammy award nominated violinist based in New York. She is a faculty member at Berklee College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. https://saracaswell.com/   Patreon   You can become a patron of the podcast on Patreon by following this link   https://www.patreon.com/Jazzviolinpodcast   Becoming a patron of the podcast means that you are directly helping the podcast continue. This is a chance for you to help out with the running costs of the podcast, if you feel like you get a lot out of my interviews you can be a part of it by donating a small amount of money.   I will be creating one extra monthly show specifically for my patrons. This is either an interview with a musician I know from the jazz scene or I also create episodes where I listen back to previous shows and chat about some key points that my guests bring up. There are so many great ideas and concepts that these amazing musicians bring up and I would like to share with you some of my favourites! Locked in the Green Room https://linktr.ee/mattholborn A 'Green Room' is the musicians limbo, it is where we sit and wait for our gig to start. We as musicians now all find ourselves in a huge green room whilst we wait patiently for our gigs to start again. So please join me in this virtual green room where I will be chatting to different musicians around the world, from all genres and areas of music. We cover everything and anything about living in this new world of social distancing.

Wednesday May 13, 2020

Jason Anick is an amazing jazz violinist based in the USA and Jake Brillhart is the super talented violin maker behind this amazing project, helping musicians all over in this time of need. To get involved with the project, either to buy raffle ticket to win the violin or to get financial help from the fund follow the link above.   https://sevenstarsarts.rallyup.com/5db3a6

Thursday Apr 30, 2020

Regina Carter is an American violinist and composer, she probably needs no introduction. She is one of the greatest violinists around and I was honoured to have her spend the time to chat with me.   http://www.reginacarter.com/   Patreon   You can become a patron of the podcast on Patreon by following this link   https://www.patreon.com/Jazzviolinpodcast   Becoming a patron of the podcast means that you are directly helping the podcast continue. This is a chance for you to help out with the running costs of the podcast, if you feel like you get a lot out of my interviews you can be a part of it by donating a small amount of money.   I will be creating one extra monthly show specifically for my patrons. This is either an interview with a musician I know from the jazz scene or I also create episodes where I listen back to previous shows and chat about some key points that my guests bring up. There are so many great ideas and concepts that these amazing musicians bring up and I would like to share with you some of my favourites! Locked in the Green Room https://linktr.ee/mattholborn A 'Green Room' is the musicians limbo, it is where we sit and wait for our gig to start. We as musicians now all find ourselves in a huge green room whilst we wait patiently for our gigs to start again. So please join me in this virtual green room where I will be chatting to different musicians around the world, from all genres and areas of music. We cover everything and anything about living in this new world of social distancing.        

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