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Emily Grossman

Jazz Riff

September 10, 2009 at 7:55 AM

One nice thing about taking an extended break from the violin is that you have the opportunity to reinvent yourself when you return.  I, for instance, have decided to become a jazz violinist.  I smoke three packs a day to encourage a raspy, throaty sound, and I drink like I'm trying to forget all the years lost in a doomed classical relationship. I'll make a couple of recordings of my ideas, and when I'm dead, someone can steal them and make a fortune (in the age old tradition of the blues musician).

I jest, I jest.  But playing jazz sure is nice for a change.

I close with another photo of my summer ramblings.  Enjoy.


From Yixi Zhang
Posted on September 11, 2009 at 2:59 AM

Oh Emily, I almost believed it until I reached the end. Very effective technique! Love your photo as always.

From Luke Sargent
Posted on September 12, 2009 at 1:31 AM

I would never take a break from violin playing. I brought a $50 chinese violin on a camping trip once.

From Emily Grossman
Posted on September 14, 2009 at 4:59 AM

I'm not always a violinist; sometimes my breaks last a long, long time.  But I can't help but be an artist, in one form or another.


From Emily Grossman
Posted on September 14, 2009 at 5:03 AM

Thank you Yixi!

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