Jonathon Hampton's Blog (15)

Jazz Profiles: George Duke, Keyboard Across the Ages

The scope of keyboardist-composer-producer George Duke's imprint on jazz and pop music over the past 40 years is almost impossible to calculate. He has collaborated with some of the most prominent figures in the industry. A producer since the 1980s, he has crafted scores of fine recordings-many of them Grammy winners-for artists who represent almost every corner of the contemporary American music…


Added by Jonathon Hampton on April 2, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Jazz Profile: Lalah Hathaway Behind the Scenes

Take an inside look at Lalah Hathaway's performances at the San Francisco Bay Area's famed Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland, and in the radio studio for the United Kingdom's…


Added by Jonathon Hampton on March 22, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments

Dianne Reeves jazz concert with all-star friends

photo © 2013 Jack Vartoogian

I recently had the pleasure of attending a sold out Carnegie Hall jazz concert featuring Dianne Reeves with special…


Added by Jonathon Hampton on February 25, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Personal Conversations with Musical America's Musicians of the Year

READ | WATCH: The publication Musical America named its musicians of the year, including three Carnegie Hall artists featured in the following videos. Gustavo Dudamel,…


Added by Jonathon Hampton on November 7, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments

How to Get Your Music Noticed and Played

In the Jazz group, Catalina Gomez, a composer, pianist, and guitarist from Bogotá, Colombia posted her music and commented: …


Added by Jonathon Hampton on November 6, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Where's Your Music?

Hey Musical Exchange. We're inviting all our Carnegie Hall Facebook and Twitter followers and the whole Musical Exchange community to join in on a cool new…


Added by Jonathon Hampton on July 1, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Maestro’s Mojo

The Maestro’s Mojo

April 6, 2012
Demystifying the movements of conductors, with the help of seven top practitioners, including Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic.…

Added by Jonathon Hampton on April 10, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments

What's Your New Year's Resolution?

Happy New Year. So what do you want to do with your new year? My resolution is to actually do more. To do more of the things I think about doing, hope to do, or know that I need to do, and in good time. No more delaying. Time is precious.

How about you?

Added by Jonathon Hampton on January 4, 2012 at 10:01am — 3 Comments

Teaching Choirs

Follow the conversation below, and jump in if you have thoughts about choir technique.


In response to this video of my choir singing Hassler's Cantate Domino, Vijaya had this to say:


Comment by Vijaya Teresa Nicholas on May 25, 2011 at…


Added by Jonathon Hampton on November 4, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

My European Tour Experience

June 30, 2011

Washington, D.C. was the first stop on my sixth concert tour with the Pacific Boychoir Academy (PBA). Year after year, this three-time Grammy Award-winning choir travels the globe, and I'm fortunate to join them as soloist. This year we head to… Continue

Added by Jonathon Hampton on July 19, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Making the Perfect Soundtrack

New software automatically selects music for movie soundtrack!

Picture Categorization for Suggesting Soundtracks, or PICASSO compares your video clips or images against a database of existing ones to recommend matching background music. On a scale of 1-5, listeners rated it 3.7 on accuracy of linking the music with the mood of the scene. Read more in…


Added by Jonathon Hampton on June 17, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Live Indonesian Dance, Music & Design

I was treated to live gamelan music, video presentations about the country and culture, a batik fashion show, and two amazing dance performances at the launch of the American Batik Design Competition at the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in New York.


One dance was the Peacock Dance - a cheerful and colorful dance, typically welcoming guests at weddings. You can…


Added by Jonathon Hampton on April 27, 2011 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

Can You Sync These Videos?

Ensamble Aedea from Mexico's Aedea Centro de Creación Musical recorded two clips of the same song from different camera angles, Henry Mancini's “A Shot in the Dark." See if you can…


Added by Jonathon Hampton on April 20, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Juan Gutierrez de Padilla

Sang a mass by composer Jose Gutierrez de Padilla (c. 1590 – 1664) this weekend. Here's a sample of some of his music, which is characterized by large instrumental accompaniment.


In our trip to Mexico, Chris and I learned, from the…


Added by Jonathon Hampton on March 28, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments

Beata viscera Audio-Visual Collage

Play these videos together. Start and stop them as you like.

I was searching for a video of the Heinrich Isaac version of the motet "Beata viscera" to prepare for an Advent concert, and I came across two versions of the same songs in relative modes. On a quick search, I found several other versions by various composers and ensembles, all in similar modes. Inspired by the In B Flat 2.0 Collaboration, I decided to put… Continue

Added by Jonathon Hampton on December 1, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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