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The Brass Junkies Podcast - Pedal Note Media

The Brass Junkies, hosted by former Boston Brass members Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke, features interviews with the best and brightest brass players in the world. Subject matter includes everything from the serious to the ridiculous, just like the music business.
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Jul 21, 2015

Andrew and Lance are joined by Carol Jantsch, Principal Tuba for the Philadelphia Orchestra and international soloist. She talks about what the experience was like successfully auditioning for one of the best orchestras in the world at the age of 20.

She also talks about her recent solo appearances with the orchestra and how they were the highlight of her career as well as her future plans in the music business.

 

You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Jul 7, 2015

Andrew & Lance are joined by Demondrae Thurman, one of the best euphonium players in the world, to talk about the many different aspects of his career. He is an international soloist, college professor, member of the tuba/euphonium quartet Sotto Voce, and performer with the Brass Band of Battle Creek.

He also goes into detail about where he sees the euphonium going as instrument moving forward and his very intriguing plans to help take it there.

 

You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Jun 23, 2015

Andrew & Lance are joined by Amy McCabe to talk about her winning a major military band audition, what it was like to be the featured soloist for Blast while being suspended from the ceiling every night, and about a health scare that helped her to focus and become the world class trumpet player she is today.

Interestingly, Amy went to undergrad planning on being an elementary school librarian! She did not decide to become a professional trumpet player until later. She also touches on the "Chicago approach" to brass playing and what it was like to study with Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer at Northwestern University.

She also offers Jens some words of encouragement!

 

You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Jun 9, 2015

Andrew and Lance are joined by their good friend, international trumpet star Rex Richardson.

Rex talks about touring all over the world, playing with Rhythm and Brass for the last two decades, and how he came to be so accomplished at both jazz and classical music.  He has one of the most diverse and interesting careers in the brass world today!

 

You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated!

May 26, 2015

Andrew and Lance are joined by the Fredericksburg Brass Institute's Austin Boyer & Buddy Deshler, otherwise known as the producers of this podcast!

Austin & Buddy discuss how they came to successfully launch a brass festival featuring world class soloists while they were still in their early 20's.  They also talk about their roles within the Pedal Note Media Podcast Network and what it's like to constantly be made fun of by Andrew and Lance.

 

You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated!

May 12, 2015

THE BRASS JUNKIES EPISODE 5: VICTOR BARRANCO

Victor Barranco, trombonist for the US Army Blues, is the guest on this episode of The Brass Junkies. He talks about growing up in the only Puerto Rican family in North Pole, Alaska, playing in the One O'Clock Lab Band at UNT, how he got his gig with the Army, and about his passion for woodworking. Spoiler Alert: He's hilarious.

 

You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Apr 28, 2015

Andrew and Lance interview - themselves. No really. They give you a little bit of background on Pedal Note Media, the origins of this podcast, and their Pray For Jens campaign.

You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Apr 14, 2015

Kevin Gebo joins Andrew and Lance for the latest episode of The Brass Junkies to discuss the many different aspects of his career.

Kevin Gebo joins Andrew and Lance for the latest episode of The Brass Junkies to discuss the many different aspects of his career.

Kevin is a trumpet player with the US Army Ceremonial Band in Arlington, VA.  He is also a soloist, chamber musician, and entrepreneur.  In this episode, he discusses his latest solo album, being a part of the first volume of the Brass Recording Project, and his collaborations with Paul Reiser (yes, THAT Paul Reiser.)

Links:

www.kevingebo.com

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You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

Mar 24, 2015

THE BRASS JUNKIES EPISODE 3: MICHAEL PARKER OF PARKER MOUTHPIECES

Michael Parker joins Andrew and Lance to discuss his line of mouthpieces, being an entrepreneur, and a special connection he feels through his mouthpiece manufacturing with his late father.

Michael is an accomplished player, teacher, and entrepreneur.  He is the tuba player for the Monumental Brass in Washington DC and teaches tuba and euphonium at Bloomsburg University.  He is also the founder and owner of Parker Mouthpieces, a company that has seen a great deal of success in a very short period of time.

 

You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Mar 11, 2015

Our former colleague from Boston Brass, horn player JD Shaw, joins us for this episode of The Brass Junkies.  JD is currently Associate Professor of Horn at the University of South Carolina, musical arranger for Santa Clara Vanguard, and is frequently in demand as a soloist and clinician.

This episode was actually recorded way back in January 2014 immediately following our recording session for the Brass Recording Project.  We had planned to launch the podcast shortly thereafter but things like a baby ended up pushing that back until now! JD talked to us a lot about arranging: his process, what instrumentations he likes to write for, and how he got started.  He has written extensively for brass quintet, drum corps, wind ensemble, orchestra, big band, and a bunch of other instrumentations.

He also touches on his time with Boston Brass, his over 25-year history with drum corps, recording his arrangements with us for the Brass Recording Project, and much more!

 

You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Feb 19, 2015

For the first ever episode of The Brass Junkies, Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke welcome one of the greatest brass players in the world, Ryan Anthony.  Ryan is the former star of Canadian Brass and is currently the Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Symphony.  On top of that he is a cancer survivor, the head of The Ryan Anthony Foundation, and one of the nicest human beings you could ever hope to meet.

Ryan discusses with us his entire career from soloing with major symphonies at the age of 16 to the Cancer Blows event he is throwing later this month with the likes of Doc Severinsen, Arturo Sandoval and Phil Smith to raise money for cancer research.  He also opens up about the phone call almost two years ago that changed his life forever.

When you hear the positive attitude Ryan brings to the trumpet and to life, you'll know why we couldn't think of a better person to kick off this podcast!

Note: We are aware there are some feedback issues in spots.  We are new to this whole thing and in the spirit of the Minimum Viable Product that we are always preaching to our business students, we are launching and learning on the fly. Thanks for your patience!

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Cancer Blows

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You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Produced by Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler of FredBrass

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