Episode 14 - Jon & Julie Thornton
From hanging out (and playing!) with jazz royalty, to playing in chamber groups and orchestras around the Carolinas, Jon & Julie Thornton have made diverse musical backgrounds sync up perfectly, as we hear in today's podcast. In fact, it was their differing backgrounds that was the reason they met, playing in a brass quintet in Charlotte. Come hear that story and many more, including Jon's time playing with several big names in jazz (I won't ruin the surprise), Julie's time as a horn player and also her work as a pharmaceutical sales rep, and so much more in today's podcast.
We even go into topics that haven't been explored in our podcasts yet, such as the difference between "rhythm" and "time," how jazz & orchestral music is so different but you can learn so many new things from each one, and the differences in practice approaches. Stick around to the very end to hear a wide variety of musical selections: 2 selections from George Friedrich Handel's "Water Music" arranged for brass duet and piano, followed by a duet on one of the true jazz classics: Thelonious Monk's "Round Midnight."