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Take Five With Duane Padilla

Read "Take Five With Duane Padilla" reviewed by Duane Padilla

Meet Duane Padilla: Classically trained violinist (Yale and Northwestern); Honolulu Symphony Violinist; Swing Violinist with Hot Club of Hulaville; Winner Hawaii Academy of Recording ArtsJazz Album of the Year 2011.Instrument(s): Violin.Teachers and/or influences? Teachers: Idell Low, Gerardo Ribeiro, Syoko Aki.I knew I wanted to be a musician when... I was four years old and heard a recording of the Tchaikovsky violin concerto on the radio.

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Duane Padilla: Sentimental Swing

Read "Sentimental Swing" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Hot Club of Hulaville violinist Duane Padilla echos the golden age of Stéphane Grappelli, by way of Joe Venuti. Sentimental Swing presents nothing new and breaks no revolutionary jazz ground, being made up of ten well-worn jazz standards, presented in a violin-piano-bass trio format. Was all this necessary? Perhaps not, but Padilla does put a pleasant retro spin on some old classics, showing why it is important to recall the past when considering the present. Padilla opens ...


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