****This months episode is a little late due to my being on tour for the whole of November, stuck in the back of a van****
This episode is sponsored by Ithaca Strings.
Ithaca Strings IS Eric Aceto, a luthier, violinist and producer of the ISI dual pickup system. This system is by far the best and most honest sounding violin pickup system on the market right now! It blends an Electret microphone with a bridge pickup, both attaching to a stereo jack out under the chin rest. This means you get the solid sound of the pick up blended with the sweeter sound of the Electret mic without heavy cables attached to your instrument. Eric also makes amazing instruments and has made both pickups and violins for Jean Luc Ponty, Zach Brock, Matt Glaser and many other amazing musicians.
Tim is one of the front runners of jazz violin in the world today! He has an amazing tone, and as well as being a very creative improviser he really has the late Grappelli sound down! I studied a little with Tim when I first started learning jazz, he is a wonderful teacher and lovely dude!
He has been integral in the development of many musicians around the world through his books, workshops and his own very popular music camp 'The Grappelli/Django Camp' in Holland.
He has played with everyone you could possibly think of in the world of gypsy jazz and swing and continues to perform all over the world with these amazing musicians as well as his own trio.
Check out Tims lesson series for DC music below...
We had a great chat about everything jazz violin plus much more!