Edition #29 – Paula Boggs answers 7 questions

1. Why are you a musician? The teen me wrote a song with a lyric, “the gift is for those who use it well.” As a songwriter and performer I communicate best through the medium of music. I need to make it and am grateful others want to hear it. I also dig the whole...

Edition #28 – Brian Carter answers 7 questions

1. Why are you a filmmaker? First and foremost I consider myself a musician who uses film as a visual accompaniment to my music. I’m a story teller who uses whatever devices speak to me in a given moment. 2. Who inspired your creative journey? My dad is a...

Cuban Sketches for Piano

Leo Brouwer Cuban Sketches for Piano By Mariel Mayz Liner Notes By Kabir Sehgal To know contemporary classical music is to know Leo Brouwer. An acclaimed Cuban composer, conductor, Brouwer has long been celebrated as a modern-day Mozart who has birthed an inimitable...

Edition #27 – Geoffrey Keezer answers 7 questions

1. Why are you a musician? I am a musician, most likely, because my parents were both music teachers. I grew up surrounded by musicians, music educators and students coming in and out of the house. And I discovered early on that I could express my thoughts and...

Edition #26 – Charu Suri answers 7 questions

1. Why are you a musician? Music is the universal connector: I find that music alone allows me the complete freedom of expression of human emotions and I feel completely at home. I also feel that based on my musical journey and heritage, I can meaningfully contribute...

Edition #25 – Eric Schorr answers 7 questions

1. Why are you a musician? The simple and only answer is I was born that way. At age three or four, I would play popular tunes by ear on my grandmother’s piano. The rest, as they say, is history — and destiny. The choice was made for me, for music is not a part of my...

Edition #24 – Nathalia answers 7 questions

1. Why are you a musician? You could say that music has been a part of me. I grew up in Barranquilla, a city that is full of music and liveliness. It wasn’t until I began studying music therapy at Berklee however, that I became more seriously involved in music. I...

Edition #23 – Ciro Hurtado answers 7 questions

1. Why are you a musician? I picked up the guitar for the very first time, when I was around nine years old, and I just knew that I was going to be playing the instrument for the rest of my life. I started gigging when I was around 15 years old and I never stopped. I...

Fandango at the Wall – Brooklyn Bridge Park

What a night! I’m still trying to soak it all in. Last Saturday, St. Ann’s Warehouse presented Fandango at the Wall in Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1. Pictures and videos here Learn about Fandango at the Wall (documentary, album, book) Read The New...

Edition #20 – Jorge Mejia answers 7 questions

1. Why are you a musician? Something I like to say to the artists and songwriters I work with is that you don’t really choose music, music chooses you. Most musicians agree with this because it states something that perhaps many of us feel: there is simply no way that...