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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He has produced an instructional video and has recently released a DVD recording of the first Bach cello suite.

His pioneering work in this field has helped to bring music into the lives of thousands of individuals with hearing losses. Leave a Reply Bradettich reply Your email address will not be published.

Classical virtuoso talks about life as a solo bassist, studying with Gary Karr, thoughts on jazz bradetixh electric bass and the Bradetich Foundation. There in Eugene, Jeff was led to discover the double bass, which turned into a life-long purpose.

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He had some bass training with Oscar Zimmerman, but he taught me many advanced techniques in both the right and left hand from the cello that were basically unknown on the bass at that time early s. I should done it have long ago!

The Ultimate Challenge is one of the ne plus ultra books on double bass playing. Jeff served as executive director of the International Society of Bassists for eight years, where he established the ISB conventions, solo competitions, endowment fund and the ISB magazine.

The book is a result of his years of teaching and performance, which focus on methods, techniques, and principles of double bass playing. 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. Artem Chirkov United States: But I am a product of the classically trained world, where we are not taught, or even allowed to improvise or play by ear.


Bradetich has recently established the Bradetich Foundation for the advancement of the double bass. He gave his professional concerto debut at the age of 16 and was appointed to the orchestra of the Lyric Opera of Chicago by age About Episodes Subscribe Blog Contact.

Pongsathorn Nowbassist Surapab Japan: An intelligible interpretation of a musical composition requires knowledge bradegich understanding of stylistic as well as technical aspects of the performed nradetich. The Bradstich hosted the International Double Bass Solo Competition with the largest prizes in double bass history. Most recently, Jeff established the Bradetich Foundation with the purpose of advancing the performing, teaching and knowledge of the double bass.

She has opened some doors that we will all benefit from in the future. 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.

Bradetich has been an active lecturer and clinician and has transcribed more than solo works for the double bass. His new book, Double Bass: His students hold positions in major orchestras on five continents and occupy many important teaching and leadership positions throughout the profession. Obviously, funding is very important, but we are making good progress and looking forward to involving as many people as possible.

Also, my summer study with Gary Karr and having the opportunity to hear and see him perform many times was another big influence. How about the electric bass? Bradetich studied with Robert Hladky, cello professor at the University of Oregon. I find that almost all of my classical majors have some training and experience jedf jazz and bbradetich only benefits their classical playing.

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Jeff Bradetich

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. Jeff Bradetich has recorded six solo albums for double bass and piano.


For one, it was free! 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.

It is a real pleasure to be able to put out this interview with University of North Texas and Cleveland Institute of Brasetich faculty member Jeff Bradetich. Born February 3,in Eugene, Oregon, Jeff Bradetich grew up in a musical and sports-filled household.

As a devoted teacher, Bradetich relentlessly seeks new ways to educate and share his knowledge. The Influences Happy accidents are real gifts, nradetich they can open doors to a future. Barry is joined by Jeff Bradetich double bass professor at the University of North Texas and also a former Contrabass Conversations guest to speak with me about this work.

Barry Green, Jeff Bradetich Singapore: Irina-Kalina Goudeva Hong Kong: Jeffrey David Bradetich born is an American professor and performer of double bass.

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Just to set the record straight, I played the top part and he played the bottom part! This allowed me to pursue solo performance more readily and to have an impact on the future of bass playing through teaching.

Since his New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall in he has performed more than concerts on three continents including his London debut in Wigmore Hall in He has taught on the faculties of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University prior to his appointment as director of the largest double bass program in the world [ citation needed ] at the University of North Texas College of Music.

He has also been a visiting professor at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Northwestern University. Bradetich has transcribed more than solo works.