I've not posted an update for a little while so I thought I'd let you know a bit of what I've been up to over the Autumn. Truth be told, there hasn't been a huge amount happening due to obvious reasons, but - there have been a few positive moments in the midst of all of the madness.
Firstly, I started teaching Jazz Violin at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. It's great to be back having studied there just a few years ago and work with some of the jazz string players.
There have been a spattering of gigs, mostly streamed online with the brilliant Nicolas Meier, but we were lucky enough to have a couple of live shows with an audience too, one at Shepperton Jazz Club and the other in Burford. (Image below is Burford Jazz)
With the second lockdown over, things are still far from normal, but hopefully things will begin to edge back to normal as we enter 2021!
Had a fantastic day recently filming this live set with good friends and great band "The Cloggz." An amazing team at New Generation Jazz helped put it all together in just a few hours - incredible! The video starts after about 15 minutes.
I'm thrilled to present my new tune "Impatient" which I recorded at home during the lockdown. Although I've written this to be played by a full band, the current circumstances have given me a chance to be creative and arrange it for just violin(s). For those interested in the technicalities, it's played on my 5 string violin and 4 string and there are generally 3 parts, playing at once, up to 4 occasionally! If you've enjoyed listening, do subscribe to my YouTube Channel and follow my on social media @violinrich.