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

Episode 41 - Ben Holder

Thursday Jul 01, 2021

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

Episode 40 - Mario Forte

Tuesday Jun 01, 2021

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
 
 

Episode 38 - Yannick Hiwat

Tuesday Mar 30, 2021

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

Episode 35 - Ben Powell

Wednesday Dec 30, 2020

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

Episode 34 - Evan Price

Sunday Nov 29, 2020

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

Episode 33 - Johanna Burnheart

Tuesday Oct 27, 2020

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

Episode 32 - Adam Bałdych

Wednesday Sep 16, 2020

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

Episode 31 Matt Glaser

Saturday Aug 01, 2020

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
 
 
 

Episode 29 - Sara Caswell

Tuesday Jun 16, 2020

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

Episode 28 - Regina Carter

Thursday Apr 30, 2020

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.
 
 
 
 

Episode 27 - Billy Contreras

Tuesday Mar 24, 2020

Tuesday Mar 24, 2020


Billy Contreras is a violinist based around Nashville USA. He is one of my favourite players and I was really excited to chat to him about what he has been working on recently. 
I have started a new podcast called....
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.
 
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!
 
The music at the beginning of the episode is from a video of Billy playing Au Privave in all twelve keys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5BVE0S-rJw
 
I feature a new release at the end from Dominic Ingham called 'Phones', coming out May 1st 2020
http://www.dominicingham.com/
 
 

Episode 26-Bastien Ribot

Friday Feb 28, 2020

Friday Feb 28, 2020

Bastien Ribot is a french violinist based in Paris. He plays with his own band the RP Quartet as well as with countless others in the French jazz scene.
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!
 
The music at the beginning of the episode is from Bastiens new record out now with the RP quartet
 
https://www.rpquartet.com/
 
I feature a new release at the end from my own project the London Django Collective
https://www.londondjangocollective.com/
‘It passed me by’ by Jeremie Coullon

Episode 25 - Aaron Weinstein

Wednesday Jan 29, 2020

Wednesday Jan 29, 2020

Aaron Weinstein is a jazz violinist and mandolinist based in NYC. He plays with incredible feel and has a style steeped heavily in jazz language and musicality.
 
http://www.aaronweinstein.net/
 
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!
 
The music at the beginning of the episode is 'Makin Whoopee' played by Aaron Weinstein
 
I feature a new release at the end from my own project the London Django Collective
https://www.londondjangocollective.com/
‘Marrakech’ by Kourosh Kanani

Episode 24-Thomas Gould

Tuesday Dec 31, 2019

Tuesday Dec 31, 2019

Thomas Gould is a classical violinist who also plays great jazz. He has played with a whole host of British jazz legends and continues to play with musicians like Gwilym Simcock and Liam Noble. He also tours the world as a classical soloist.
 
http://www.thomasgould.com/
 
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!
 
The music at the beginning of the episode is ‘Sweet Tamarind’ from an album with Thomas Gould, Liam noble and Jim Rattigan
 
I feature a new release at the end from my own project the London Django Collective 
https://www.londondjangocollective.com/ 
‘Carte Blanche’ by Matt Holborn

Episode 23 - Mads Tolling

Wednesday Nov 27, 2019

Wednesday Nov 27, 2019

Mads Tolling is a Danish violinist based in the U.S. He has played with the Turtle Island String Quartet, Stanley Clarke and many others. Great sound, amazing technique and full of bop language, one of my favourite players!
http://madstolling.com/
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!
The music at the beginning of the episode is Mads composition 'Take off Blues'
I feature a new release at the end from my own project the London Django Collective https://www.londondjangocollective.com/ 'Katz out the bag' by Robin Katz

Tuesday Oct 29, 2019

All music featured in this episode can be purchased from the link below (all proceeds go to the Steve Aston Foundation)
 
https://grimaldicinematique.bandcamp.com/
 
You can donate to the Steve Aston Foundation via the link below
 
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/steve-aston-foundation
 
Steve Aston was a composer, guitarist and amazing human being. Sadly Steve passed away earlier this year and myself and Bar have been involved in releasing the music he composed and recorded over the last 7 years.
There is a limited edition Double Vinyl available from the links above, Steve had wanted to have his music on vinyl before he passed so we felt it was important to make that happen. Both myself and Bar have been involved in his music from the beginning so we thought we would record this little episode as a homage to Steve and to try and shine a little light on our good friends amazing musical legacy.

Episode 21-Fiona Monbet

Friday Oct 18, 2019

Friday Oct 18, 2019

Fiona Monbet
Fiona Monbet is a French violinist, composer and conductor based in Paris. She was a protégé of Didier Lockwood and spent many years learning and touring with him from the age of 10 years old. She has a number of albums out in her own name all available from her website and all streaming services.
https://www.fionamonbet.com/
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!
The music at the beginning of the episode is Fiona Monbets composition 'Valse' from her most recent album 'Contrebande'
I feature a new release at the end from my own project the London Django Collective https://www.londondjangocollective.com/ 'Samoreau' by Harry Diplock

Episode 20 - Anthony Barnett

Thursday Sep 26, 2019

Thursday Sep 26, 2019

If you want to buy any of the books and CDs mentioned by Anthony in this episode you can do so via his website at ...
http://www.abar.net
or by emailing him directly at ...
ab@abar.net
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!
Anthony Barnett
Anthony Barnett is a writer, poet, jazz historian and owner of AB Fable recordings. He has dedicated most of his life to researching and publishing material around jazz violin legend Stuff Smith as well as many other jazz violinists. He is the leading expert on Stuff Smith and has issued many rare recordings of Stuff and other violinists. 
The music at the beginning of the episode is Stuff Smith - Midway & Stuff Smith and Dizzy Gillespie - Purple Sounds
The outro music is my band Latchepen playing Benny Golson's 'Whisper Not'
https://www.latchepen.com/
I feature English violinist Olivia Moore with a unnamed trio playing here piece 'Triangles'
 

Episode 19 - Tomoko Omura

Wednesday Aug 21, 2019

Wednesday Aug 21, 2019

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!
Tomoko Omura
Tomoko is a jazz violinist from Japan based in NYC. She has a great bop sound and writes really exciting original music. She is currently working on her 3rd studio album with some top players in New York. 
http://www.tomokoomura.com/
Gareth Ballard
Check out Gareths amazing workshop via the link below. He makes lovely violins and is a talented repair and restorer of violins. He is great with set ups and sound adjustments.
http://violinslondon.co.uk/
The music at the beginning of the episode is Tomoko Omura playing Relaxin at the Camarillo by Charlie Parker
The outro music is my band Latchepen playing Benny Golson's 'Whisper Not'
https://www.latchepen.com/
I feature English violinist John Pearce playing 'Lester Leaps in' by Count Basie at the very end.
http://www.johnpearceviolin.com/
 

Episode 18-Nicola Benedetti

Saturday Jul 20, 2019

Saturday Jul 20, 2019

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 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! This is great for beginner jazz violinists who want a little direction once in a while.
Nicola Benedetti
Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation. Her ability to captivate audiences with her innate musicianship and dynamic presence, coupled with her wide appeal as a high-profile advocate for classical music,has made her one of the most influential classical artists of today.
She has been collaborating with jazz musician Wynton Marsalis for a number of years but has just brought out her first release playing all of his music, written especially by him for her. It includes his Violin Concerto plus his 'Fiddle Dance Suite', the album is out now on Decca Records. We had a little chat in a hotel lobby in central London about the collaborative process that created this amazing album of music. (the sound quality isn't amazing this time, I get a little nervous when recording in hotel lobbies as hotels don't always appreciate me doing so. This means I have to record on the 'down-low and just use a little portable recorder...)
Gareth Ballard
Check out Gareths amazing workshop via the link below. He makes lovely violins and is a talented repair and restorer of violins. He is great with set ups and sound adjustments.
http://violinslondon.co.uk/
The music at the beginning ofd the episode is Nicola playing Wyntons Fiddle dance suite for violin (Jones' Jig)
The outro music is my band Latchepen playing Benny Golson's 'Whisper Not'
I feature Austrailan violinist Julian Ferraretto tune 'Basel' right at the end.
 

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