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Alex Hargreaves

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Described as “one of the greatest improvising violinists in America today” by virtuoso mandolinist/composer Mike Marshall, Alex Hargreaves is a fiddler who draws inspiration from a wide variety of genres and traditions. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Alex has toured with Jerry Douglas, David Grisman, Bela Fleck, Danilo Perez, Sarah Jarosz and has performed with many others including Punch Brothers, Sierra Hull, Steve Martin and Kacey Musgraves, appearing on her Saturday Night Live debut. He was a member of the Grammy award-winning Turtle Island Quartet from 2016–2019, appearing on their 2018 release, Bird’s Eye View, and can often be heard playing in the house band on the public radio variety show, Live From Here with Chris Thile

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Article: Catching Up With

Zach Brock: Jazz Violin's New Wave

Read "Zach Brock: Jazz Violin's New Wave" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Best known for his work with Snarky Puppy, Zach Brock is among the most creative violinists of his generation. Zach Brock is bringing the violin back to center stage. Influenced by European masters of the seventies like Jean-Luc Ponty, Zbigniew Seifert, Didier Lockwood, Brock has widened his perspective from modern jazz to rock, finding a synthesis ...

Article: Interview

Zach Brock: La Nuova Stagione Del Violino Jazz

Read "Zach Brock: La Nuova Stagione Del Violino Jazz" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Diventato popolare per la collaborazione con Snarky Puppy, Zach Brock è tra i massimi violinisti emersi nel nuovo millennio e contribuisce a riportare lo strumento al centro della scena jazzistica. Influenzato in gioventù dai violinisti europei degli anni settanta --Jean-Luc Ponty, Zbigniew Seifert e Didier Lockwood --ha ampliato la sua prospettiva dal rock al jazz storico, ...

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Article: Album Review

Caili O'Doherty: Padme

Read "Padme" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


On her intriguing debut Padme pianist Caili O'Doherty showcases her superb skills as a composer, an improviser and a bandleader. The individual musicians' spontaneous expressions are integrated within the harmonic construct of her nine originals that comprise the album. As such the solos sound as natural extensions of the prewritten music making O'Doherty's freshman effort dynamically ...

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Article: Live Review

Detroit Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Detroit Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Steve Bryant


Detroit Jazz FestivalDetroit, MIAugust 30-September 2, 2013You have read the news and heard the stories on radio and TV. Detroit is bankrupt and going into ruin. However, Gretchen Valade definitely doesn't appear to believe the hype, as she managed to fashion the Detroit Jazz Festival (DJF) into one of the largest, most star-studded ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Violinist Alex Hargreaves Will Perform Across the U.S. This Summer

Shows Include Double Bills with Guitarist Grant Gordy, Performances with Sarah Jarosz and Mike Marshall's Big TrioBy the start of May, high school seniors all over the country have sent in their acceptance letters to the colleges of their choice and are ready to take a much deserved vacation before heading off towards their ...


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