Category: Artist Interviews

Kirk Whalum Cover Photo

A Journey Through Sound and Soul: An Interview with Kirk Whalum

We sit down with Grammy Award winning sax legend Kirk Whalum in the second episode of our ongoing Music & Artists series. Renowned saxophonist Kirk Whalum, with his deep roots in Memphis, Tennessee, embodies a rich musical heritage that spans genres and generations. In a recent interview, Whalum delved into his musical upbringing, the profound […]

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Miles O'Malley

Tuned to Perfection: The Resonant Tale of Instrument Maker Miles O’Malley

Melding Tradition with Innovation in Instrument Making From the delicate, meticulous work of a seamstress to the precision required in the repair of musical instruments, Miles O’Malley has woven together a life of dedication, craftsmanship, and innovation. Deeply influenced by the art of making things by hand, Miles is a testament to the idea that […]

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Lindsey Stirling Interview

The Rhythmic Realm of Lindsey Stirling: An Exclusive Interview

The Unyielding Spirit of Lindsey Stirling In the realm of music and performance, few artists captivate audiences quite like Lindsey Stirling. From her electrifying violin performances to her intricate dance routines, Stirling is a symphony of talent, merging classical with contemporary in a blaze of dynamic showmanship. With multiple chart—topping albums, a fanbase that stretches […]

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Marcus Strickland

Interview with Marcus Strickland, UYS Cover Artist

World renowned saxophonist and composer Marcus Strickland is helping to frame jazz music in a captivating new context. Named “Best New Artist” by a 2006 JazzTimes reader’s poll, and “Rising Star” in 2008 and 2010 by Down Beat magazine, Strickland breathes new life into jazz with a fearless musical philosophy that embraces hip hop, funk and soul. […]

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Interview with Matt Johnson from Matt & Kim

Matt Johnson got his start in music by playing the sax in middle school band and guitar in punk bands on the side. While at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, he met Kim Schifino (drums) and they formed Matt & Kim to produce indie electronic music. Renier Fee, director of marketing at Music & Arts, caught up […]

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Interview with Wait and Shackle, Winners of the 4th Annual Music & Arts’ Battle of the Bands!

In this interview, Renier Fee, Director of Marketing at Music & Arts, sat down with Christian Seda, whose band Wait and Shackle won the Music & Arts’ 4th annual Battle of the Bands competition. Most of their music is self recorded and produced at the band’s house, and Christian handles all recording and mixing himself. […]

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Music & Arts’ Interview with Jessy J

Jessy J is a contemporary jazz musician who plays the saxophone. In this blog, Renier Fee, Director of Marketing at Music & Arts, sits down with her to learn more about her first introduction to the saxophone and successful career.   I believe you started playing music on the piano at age four.  Do you […]

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An Interview with the Quebe Sisters

The Quebe Sisters are an American fiddle Western swing group from Dallas, Texas. The band consists of sisters Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe, and in this interview we sit down with them to learn more about the group’s past, present, and what they have planned for the future. What inspired you to get started with […]

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Battle of the Bands 2017 Winner: Interview with Will Wood

For the past three years, Music & Arts has held a Battle of the Bands, showcasing up and coming talent across the country. Sponsored by Flying Dog Brewery, Fender, Zildjian Company and P Mauriat North America, Music & Arts is excited to announce this year’s winner–Will Wood & The Tapeworms. Renier Fee, Director of Marketing […]

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Little Hurricane Interview

Little Hurricane, an American rock and blues band out of San Diego, California, was formed in 2010. Since then, they’ve released four albums, including 2017s “Same Sun Same Moon.” Renier Fee, Director of Marketing at Music & Arts, interviewed Anthony “Tone” Catalano, about his past, favorite gear, and the future of the band. I’m a […]

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