It’s great to see a place like Norman’s Bistro thriving in the North Kenwood/Oakland area of Chicago. The major east/west streets of the South Side used to feature dozens of nightclubs with live jazz. After decades of decline, life on 43rd and 47th street is starting to pick up. Norman’s, located on 43rd near the lake, features live jazz every Sunday evening and is a great local joint. Check it out and be sure to take a drive around the neighborhood to check out the fantastic late 19th century architecture!
Check out this link for a great video from Northern Illinois University bass professor John Floeter:
You can download music and learn more about John and the NIU music programs at http://johnfloeterbassstudio.blogspot.com.
Richard Carnegie just launched a great website, and it’s the sort of site that probably every active bassist should have. Check it out–it’s a great model: http://www.richardcarnegiemusic.com/
Very cool–a lesson from the great John Patitucci!
The Next Level Bassist is a free online journal for double bass players of all ages and skill levels. This issue focuses on the world of orchestral auditions, with articles by Hal Robinson, Principal of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Ali Yazdanfar, Principal of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal. There are interviews with Tristan Sutton from the Bergen Philharmonic and Blake Hinson from the New York Philharmonic. There is also free sheet music, two excerpts edited by Hal Robinson from his upcoming excerpt book series The Quad, and an etude by Ranaan Meyer. All you need to do to sign up is visit www.nextlevelbassist.com – its free and just takes an email address to get the journal and more.
We featured Ranaan Meyer in a podcast a few years ago–check it out!