Fiddle and Jazz Improvisation Jams from Creative Strings Workshop (VIDEOS)

July 18, 2017, 7:49 PM · Here are a few more highlights from Creative Strings Workshop, Christian Howe's jazz improvisation camp which I attended a few weeks ago in Columbus, Ohio. One night we all watched various groups of faculty performing live at a casual jam session at Natalie's Pizza in Columbus, Ohio. What a treat! They performed in so many different styles: traditional fiddle; singing and playing, slow jazz, free improvisation and even some jazz improv on a Bach fugue.

First is an overview, with excerpts from several performances:

The above video features violinist/mandolist/singer Andy Reiner (who has a full video for the song he sings, Music All Around, in which he is playing while skiing down a hill!); violinist Diana Ladio; cellist Adam Spiers; violinist Jason Anick and in the last clip, Creative Strings director Christian Howes.

In the video below is a merging of Baroque and jazz, with violinists Jason Anick and Eli Bishop performing a live improvisation on Bach's G minor fugue:

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July 19, 2017 at 04:10 AM · Thank you so much Laurie! Loved hearing all your stories re #CreativeStrings Workshop

July 19, 2017 at 08:47 PM · The chord progressions in the first video are a much better starting point than "Central Park West," that's for sure.

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