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Duane’s Performing at HPR with Shoji Ledward on December 8

ON December 8th at 7:30, Duane will be performing a concert at Hawaii Public Radio with fellow Punahou Music School faculty member Shoji Ledward. The concert will be a musical journey through the world of jazz, starting with early swing and venturing into modal jazz ala miles davies and crusing through jazz manouche with detours … Continue reading

Desktop Jam Session 11: Dahil Sayo

TGIF! To celebrate the weekend, on my 8th edition of My Desktop Jam Sessions, I’m sharing one of the prettiest melodies of all time, Edward Grieg’s Danse Norveigienne, as reinvented by my musical heros Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli who were huge fans of classical music…as well as jazz http://youtu.be/RQOplJHPSXM

Hi Everyone! Here’s the latest installment of my Desktop Jam Sessions. A loop pedal version of Django Reinhardt’s “Minor Swing”. Desktop Jam Session No. 7 – Loopy Django

Desktop Jam Session #6 – Summertime with fiddle and loopstation

Enjoy this 6th edition of the Desktop Jam Sessions! This time “old school” collides with “new school” a timeless classic gets the 21st century treatment via electric 5 string fiddle and loopstation.

Desktop Jam Session Episode 5

Episode 5 of Duane Padilla’s Desktop Jam Session features one of his favorite “standards”, Lady Be Good

Desktop Jam Session 4

Desktop Jam Session 4 with Duane Padilla features a performance of Bach’s Bouree in the waiting area for the ferry from Catalina Island, CA

Desktop Jam Session Episode 3

Desktop Jam Session Episode 3 is now up on youtube. Duane’s own leisurely gypsy jazz rendition of Charlie Parker’s Scrapple from the Apple

New Video Clip: Duane Padilla, Violin & Paul Mehling, Guitar performing at San Jose Jazz

This past week, violinist Duane Padilla made a quick trip to perform on San Jose Jazz’s Wednesday night concert series at the Fairmont Hotel. Here’s a short video clip from the performance. Enjoy! http://youtu.be/B2bhY6O5G6I

Duane’s New Cyberspace Concert Series “Duane’s Desktop Jam Sessions”

Today marks the launch of a new cyberspace concert series called “Desktop Jam Sessions”. ¬†For my friends who don’t have a chance to get down to some of my regular gigs and performances, I plan to post weekly on youtube ¬†short videos of myself performing some of my favorite tunes in very informal settings. This … Continue reading