Divergent Paths with Dan Dunford
Dan Dunford is an NYC-based freelancer who is fascinated by the directions people take to find work and legitimacy in the music world of today. Every other week he talks to people creating their own path, as well as some amazing music.
info_outline Episode 3 - New York Bass Trombonist James Rogers 09/15/2021
Episode 3 - New York Bass Trombonist James Rogers This week, I talk to New York freelancer James Rogers about struggling to find a footing in 2008 recession New York, about the decisions to be made between artistic fulfillment and paying one's bills, the pitfalls and learning curve of subbing on Broadway, and the difference that exists when you finally get your own show.
info_outline Episode 2 - Bass Trombonist Jennifer Wharton 09/01/2021
Episode 2 - Bass Trombonist Jennifer Wharton Broadway veteran Jennifer Wharton (Beautiful, King Kong, West Side Story) joins the show to talk about her unusual road to success from the West Coast to NYC, about Broadway pit life, about her group Bonegasm, and even about kicking around the house with ANOTHER world class trombonist. We really spread out have a fun conversation. Check out Jen's music at jenniferwharton.bandcamp.com and her upcoming events and merch at jenniferwharton.com Support Divergent Paths! Anything and everything helps. Buy a sitcker!! patreon.com/divergentpathspod
info_outline Episode 1 - Calliope Brass 08/18/2021
Episode 1 - Calliope Brass It's OFFICIAL RE-LAUNCH DAY. Welcome to all new episodes of Divergent Paths. I'm so excited to be making new things. This week my first guest (and also a return guest from the initial run) with a brand new episode is Calliope Brass, an ensemble of incredible women who have worked their butts off to create an original group in an overcrowded world of brass ensembles. They do incredible work in education and performance and we talk about building an identity, both creative and business. CHECK IT OUT!
info_outline Retro Re-Release #2 - Bass Trombonist David Taylor - Part 2 08/11/2021
Retro Re-Release #2 - Bass Trombonist David Taylor - Part 2 This week is Part 2 of my 2016 interview with bass trombone legend David Taylor. We jump in on his recording projects, teaching philosophies and artistic influence. As always, Dave is excellent. Check out my Patreon for more stuff and to *bats eyelashes* support the show :) : patreon.com/divergentpathspod
info_outline Retro Re-Release #1 - Bass Trombonist David Taylor - Part 1 07/30/2021
Retro Re-Release #1 - Bass Trombonist David Taylor - Part 1 It's a Pre-Launch Party! While the official re-launch of Divergent Paths won't come until later this month, we are having previews. Or a soft open. Or whatever you want to call it. Originally from ewarly 2016, this interview is from my first run of Divergent Paths. And it is great. David Taylor is one of the most legendary bass trombonists to ever pick up the instrument. He's played with everyone from Sinatra to Boulez to Duke Ellington to Thad Jones to the New York Philharmonic. And given solo recitals all around the world. And commissioned hundreds of pieces while pushing the envelope of trombone playing every chance he gets. Give it a listen. And come back next week for Part 2!