Read more about world-reknown bassist Jeff Bradetich, the founder and president of the Bradetich Foundation. Proclaimed by the New York Times as “the master of his instrument,” Jeff Bradetich is regarded as one of the leading performers and teachers of the double bass. Jeff Bradetich. Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman September 23 , Internationally acclaimed double bass virtuoso brings us up to date with.

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Today, Bradetich is an active lecturer and clinician, holding annual workshops and master bradegich. Svetozar Vujic Czech Republic: Forty years later they continue to be implemented and delivered to listeners and students on all occasions, in class and on stage. Further information from Barry Green bradeticu innergameofmusic. Complete information is available at: Robert Hladky, a cello professor at the University of Oregon, became the first instructor to teach Jeff many advanced techniques that applied to the bass and were unknown or unpracticed in the bass world at that time.

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Pongsathorn Nowbassist Surapab Japan: As a celebrated pedagogue Jeff Bradetich is in high demand worldwide. This allowed me to pursue solo performance more readily and to have an impact on the future of bass playing through teaching. I am leaving the electric bass up to my son, Ryan. For one, it was free!

Born February 3,in Eugene, Oregon, Jeff Bradetich grew up in a musical and sports-filled household. The story takes place ten years after Anna was inspired to become an artist from her studies with retired Tai Chi Master Chen.

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Ali Kian Yazdanfar United Kingdom: Other major influences on my early training include having the opportunity to work with Helmuth Rilling, one of the great Bach musicians of our time. I can see her influence already at play with the next generation. View wishlist Shopping Cart: The Foundation hosted the International Double Bass Solo Competition with the largest prizes in double bass history.


Bradetich is the founder of The Bradetich Foundationwhich strives to advance and cultivate a prominent international presence for double bassists, and to command high performance standards and opportunities through solo competitions, educational outreach and cross-cultural connections.

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Luckily, this ieff changing in our educational mentality. Since that time, Mr. The Milt Hinton birthday bash was also unforgettable with all of the jazz luminaries performing for him.

The Ultimate Challengewas released in Irina-Kalina Goudeva Hong Kong: Barry Green, Jeff Bradetich Singapore: Juan Pablo Navarro Israel: His students occupy important teaching and leadership positions throughout many higher educational institutions globally.

This was a fabulous experience, as opera playing is very demanding and I had the opportunity to hear the greatest singers in the world everyday. I have always been an advocate for the bass through every means at my disposal: He served as Executive Director of the International Society of Bassists from and editor of its keff for 6 years.

jefff Some of his musical editions have been published online through Ovation Press. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Then fromhe achieved both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University while working with Warren Benfield and Joseph Guastafeste from the Chicago Symphony.

He is the author of hundreds of transcriptions for the double bass and a book entitled Double Bass: My most important teacher and mentor through high school was Dr. I felt really sorry for him so I volunteered.

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I should done it have long ago! Interview — Jeff Bradetich.

Anyone from Oregon is already a great person, so I would love to talk with her and perform together. His students hold positions in major orchestras on five continents and occupy many important teaching and leadership positions throughout the profession. Proclaimed by the New York Times as “the master of his instrument,” Jeff Bradetich is regarded as one of the leading performers and teachers of the double bass in the US today.


Karr’s innovative vision on solo double bass performance was transformational and helped to unleash new perspectives. At the Opera, he often was exposed to alluring singing where he heard elegance and evenness of tone, smooth phrasing, and skillful execution of highly florid passages, all traits of the Seventeenth Century Italian bel canto — beautiful singing style. During his thirty-five-year teaching career, Bradetich has formed a whole generation of new artists and educators.

He has given more than one thousand master bradrtich throughout the brdaetich including annual week-long workshops on three continents. In addition to his performance and professional experience, Bradetich has also transcribed over solo works. But there is more work to do, so the Foundation was formed three years ago to, in essence, help advance the bass. His other major musical influences include: I started playing the bass when I was 10 in the school music program in Eugene, Oregon.

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Also, my summer study with Gary Karr and having the opportunity to hear and see him perform many times was another big influence.

Your email address will not be published. The piece recounts the emotional journey of a gifted concert bassist who is longing for love and fire in her music and her life. Jeff Bradeitch interview 2.