DJ DKO Guest Artist in NM

DJ DKO, aka Darren Kramer, will be the guest artist at the Onate HS Jazz Festival 4.04.14. In addition to performing acoustic and electric trombone on his own big band charts with the fabulous Onate HS Jazz Ensemble directed by Kevin Moreman for the evening concert, he will also be offering helpful tips as a clinician at the daytime jazz festival with several other local bands.
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Performance / iPad Workshop in NM!

Hello All,

As some of you know, I am the co-founder of “TheGigEasy” with my good friend and colleague Brian Monroney. We provide complete music solutions for iPad and started the company in 2010 in order to help transform the way musicians work and play. I’ve done many music technology clinics at schools regarding my electric trombone setup, and now with my transition to the new Lemur App on the iPad, I am now integrating both of my businesses into a new performance masterclass around the country with Brian. Please contact either of us to schedule this innovative and informative workshop at your school or venue!

TheGigEasy iPad Performance Workshop
“Complete Music Solutions for iPad”

60-90 min clinic involving a Performance and Demo/Q&A to showcase "Complete Music Solutions for iPad":

PDF Music Reader:  "TheGigEasy", "OnSong", "unrealBook", "ForScore" “Music Notes” “TelePrompt+”
• Controller:  "Lemur" and "TouchAble" Apps....controllers of Ableton Live, Spectrasonics Omnisphere, Propellerhead Reason, Prosoniq Orange Vocoder
Sound Source/EFX Processor:  Agile Partners "AmpKit", “AniMoog”, NI “iMachine”
• Misc Apps - Tuner, Metronome, V-Control Pro, DP Remote, AC7 Pro, Scorch, GarageBand

TheGigEasy Mounting Solutions: Mic Stand, Side Mount Ext Arm, Other Mounts
• AirTurn Bluetooth Pedalboard:  Wireless Hands Free Page Turner 

Live Performance and Demo
• Hands-On Session with 4 iPads running various apps
Product for Sale Onsite: Mounts / AirTurn / CDs

Thank You Michael Brecker

Thank You Michael Brecker

Today Jan 13, 2012 marks the 5th anniversary of Michael’s passing. I was in NYC at the IAJE Conference in 2007 when fellow trombonist Robin Eubanks informed me of the extremely sad news. My life was then in a serious state of depression and mourning for several weeks but I was compelled to attend Michael’s memorial on Feb 20, both as a sign of respect for all he had given the world of music and to help close a chapter in my musical life. I still think of Michael often and continue to be inspired by his genius ability to combine technique, technology and emotion...both on Tenor and EWI. Something I strive to achieve daily with this electric trombone project of mine. I can only imagine what Michael would be doing today with all of these recent advances in technology. It is with deep gratitude and respect that I chose to release this long-awaited project “Beyond The Boneyard” on this day, with the title of the single “Heavy Metal Paperclip” paying homage to one of the best CDs ever...”Heavy Metal Be-Bop”.

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