If you want to be a great improviser, you must know how to play simple melodies by ear. You've got to, man dudes. Before you start asking about scales and modes, ask yourself if you can EVEN MELODY!
From 1979-2018, Steve Call taught tuba, euphonium, jazz piano, jazz improv, and jazz history/studies at Brigham Young University. When I came to BYU to audition in 1995, Steve is the one who heard me and decided to let me in to the school with a partial scholarship. He directed The Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band combo that I was a part of for 3 years, and taught me so much about what kind of musician I wanted to be. I owe so much of what I am today to Steve.
This video is about Aimee Nolte Live At The Roasting Room (With Taylor Roberts And Justin Varnes) July 2018 Bluffton, South Carolina. I’d like to let you know I got the audio from the house mix at the Roasting Room. Unfortunately, the guitar level in the house was low and distorting at times. It wasn’t that way in the monitors that night...but anyway I’m sorry about the distortion. Also, the video switches about half way through to a worse camera and angle but it’s the best I could do. I was also borrowing a keyboard that was new to me and making me feel uncomfortable all night...but when you are traveling and gigging you get what you get sometimes. Hope you all enjoy it. It was a fun night!
First single from Aimee Nolte's upcoming album!
Right now, this instant, my brand new single, "The Loveliest Girl" is available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and CD Baby. Please go pick it up, tell your friends to do the same, and take a few seconds to write a review and give a rating. Thank you for your support and love of music! Links below!
The Loveliest Girl is the first music I've released in 9 years. It is my arrangement of a Matthew Clark composition, and in this video I walk you through how it came to be; the instrumentation, the orchestrations, the recording techniques and texual painting - everything that went into the creation and production of this piece, and
I hope you enjoy it. Stay tuned for the soon-to-be-released single!
On July 11, 2018 in Bluffton, South Carolina at a great listening space/bar called "The Roasting Room," I got to perform with one of my favorite people on the planet. Hope you enjoy it!
My good friend, Tama Shutts came over today for a vocal duet over Rhythm Changes. Super Fun! If you'd like to see more duets from Tama and I, check Jam Of The Week on Facebook. You can see Tama perform if you're in So Cal over at Cal State Long Beach with "Pacific Standard Time."
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