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Following a super long winter and seemingly brief spring, it is once again Summertime. The Russ Becker Woodwind Studio has concluded it's spring term with a couple of wonderful recitals that included the great pianist Emily Phillips accompanying my advanced students performing some of the truly important classical sonata's for clarinet and piano. In addition to solos, we featured ensemble music by our clarinet quartet.
For the summer season, I am not keeping a regular teaching schedule, but will consider individual lessons for motivated and serious students on an appointment basis after July 9th. Please see my Teaching page for details.
It has been a busy and productive year for music making including the recording and release of new albums by both The Russ Becker/Stephen Roane Duo and The Flying Particles.
Following last year's successful project of creating unique arrangements of music by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, we have undertaken the same concept and applied it to music by the great American jazz saxophonist, composer, and innovator, John Coltrane. We look to present this music in both concert and educational settings. If you're a dedicated jazz fan and supporter of The Duo who would like to hear this album, just get in touch for a copy (see insert below).
The new album by The Flying Particles is entitled, "Trios I & II", (each a suite of 5 movements), and also includes the piece "Marchen" with German narration of excerpts from Grimm's Fairy Tales by Claudia Paul. This album is available for free with a donation of $15 or more to Artists for World Peace. Please see box below for details.
I will be playing numerous music engagements this summer including jazz events, musical theater, and chamber music. If you're not already on my mailing list for performance, recording, or teaching updates, please get in touch via my Contact page. Hope to see you at a live music event!
I also continue to perform and compose music in a variety of styles and settings, and have recently been blessed with some fine performances of my original chamber music and requests to write more. In addition to concert settings, my music has been written and performed for weddings, bar mitzvahs, holiday settings, poems, love letters, and more. A unique, original, and special piece of music is the ultimate addition for a unique and special occasion or event. Contact me to discuss the possibilities!
Please check out our Calendar for the array of shows, concerts and other musical festivities happening this season.
Thanks for supporting the arts in our community and thanks for visiting russbecker.com.
Russ Becker and Stephen Roane
Play the Music of John Coltrane
Following last year's successful project of creating unique arrangements of music by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, The Duo has undertaken the same concept and applied it to music by the great American jazz composer and innovator, John Coltrane. We look forward to presenting this music in both concert and educational settings. If you're a dedicated jazz fan and supporter of The Duo who would like to hear this album, contact Russ if you would like a copy.
The Duo of Russ Becker and Steve Roane are available for events, festivals, concerts, programs and private parties where fine music is appreciated.
Whether it be jazz, blues and standards at a pub or private party with guitar and clarinet or our unique originals and arrangements in concert settings with a wide variety of string and woodwind instruments. "The Duo" has become a favorite of discerning listeners and music lovers. Click on Performance & Ensembles and Calendar for bookings and upcoming events. Our recordings are available for sale on the Recordings page.
Artists for World Peace is an organization that provides food, medical and dental care, business and educational opportunities, and dedicated to providing hope to those in need.
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For a donation of $15.00 or more, I will send a free copy of "The Flying Particles" latest recording, "Trios I & II".
Please make check or money order payable to "Artists for World Peace" and mail it to: Russ Becker, 13 Post Office Square, Clinton, CT 06463.
Please visit their website at www.artistsforworldpeace.org.