Everyday Musician Podcast

47 - Rob Duguay  

This week on the last episode of season 2 of the Everyday Musician Podcast, I invite New York-based jazz musician Rob Duguay who is the co-founder and president of a non profit organization called Jazz Generation. Their mission is to help inspire the next wave of jazz musicians and to provide paid performance opportunities to jazz professionals nationwide. Jazz Generation just announced their COVID-19 Musicians Relief Fund. You can learn more about the organization by heading to their website. Jazz Generation

Black Lives Matter  

We're proud that we have been able to talk to black musicians, and share their amazing stories on the Everyday Musician Podcast. On the podcast this week, we invite you to take a moment to listen to our previous episodes the feature black artists.

Some of these artists include: Dj Spooky Ep. 42, Jonathan Heyward Ep. 39, Cailin Marcel Manson Ep. 36, Jordyn Davis (Composetheway) Ep. 35, Kedrick Armstrong Ep. 22, Nathaniel Taylor Ep. 21, Matt Hughes Ep. 16. 

42 - Dj Spooky  

Paul Smith aka Dj Spooky comes on to the Everyday Musician Podcast with Eric Mrugala this week. Dj Spooky is a composer, multimedia artist, and author of Rhythm Science, published by MIT Press in 2004, Sound Unbound, an anthology about digital music and media, The Book of Ice, a visual and acoustic portrait of the Antarctic, and the Imaginary App, on how apps change the world. You can learn more about Dj Spooky by visiting https://www.djspooky.com. 


41 - Benita Benéitez  

Welcome back to the Everyday Musician Podcast. We're glad you can join us again after a much needed week long break. Joining me today is Benita Benéitez and her student Mjalta from the Opportunity Music Project. Benita Benéitez was born in Spain, making her formative studies at the Superior Conservatory  
of Music in Bilbao and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Benita has played as a soloist with several professional orchestras in Spain as Bilbao Symphony Orchestra and toured all Europe and America as Chamber musician (Germany, Hungary, Italy, U.K., Portugal Panamá,...) As an orchestral player she has performed with the Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, Asturias Symphony Orchestra, The Richmond Symphony, The Manhattan Symphonie and many others, performing under the baton of conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Carlo Maria Giulini,  
Jesus Lopez Cobos, Andras Ligeti. Since 2008, Ms. Benéitez-Vega has lived in New York City where she has an active duo career  
as performer and educator.

40 - Gerson Eguiguren  

Joining me this week on the Everyday Musician Podcast is Gerson Eguiguren. Hailing from Quito, Ecuador, Gerson is a Latin American singer, violinist, violist, and artist. We talk about his life story in music, and his musical engagements throughout his career. You can find Gerson on Instagram, and YouTube. This podcast episode is brought to you by my new podcast, Violin Podcast. Please visit www.violinpodcast.com to learn more.

39 - Jonathon Heyward  

My guest this week on the Everyday Musician Podcast is Jonathon Heyward. Maestro Heyward is becoming an international presence on the world stage as a conductor having recently conducted the LA Phil and the Seattle Symphony. He has received degrees from the Boston Conservatory, the Royal Academy of Music, and was an LA Phil Conducting Fellow under Gustavo Dudamel. He has been appointed the Chief Conductor for the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie starting in January 2021. This episode was brought to you by Violin Podcast, serving violinists worldwide with deals, articles, and interviews.