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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

Jazz Violinist Duane Padilla Featured at the Hawaii Public Radio on Nov. 19th

On November 19th at 7:30 PM, Na Hoku Hano Hano winning lead violinist of the Hot Club of Hulaville Duane Padilla makes his debut concert as a solo artist at Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio. The concert will present romantically swinging improvisations inspired by the lyricism of Frank Sinatra and the eternally optimistic … Continue reading

Gemini Duo Becomes a Trio for July 30th Atherton Concert

  Gemini Duo Becomes a Trio for July 30th Atherton Concert. Twin brothers Dan and Duane Padilla will be joined by San Francisco based cellist Jenn Miyahira Townsend for a wonderful evening of classical music for Violin, Viola, and Cello at Hawaii Pubilc Radio’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio. Click the link above for more information

New Jazz CD Release: Sentimental Swing: Duane Padilla – Violin

Aloha friends.  Good News! I just released my first solo jazz violin album!! IInspired by the lyricism of Frank Sinatra and the eternally optimistic melodies of French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, the album presents a selection of romantically swinging jazz improvisations based on classics from The Great American Song Book. The album, entitled “Sentimental Swing” pays nostalgic … Continue reading

Maui Spring Recital 2011

When I first started flying to Maui to teach in 2002, there were very few, violin students on the island. In fact, I was talking with some of the parents about this the other day, most had never even seen a violin in real life before, much less considered the idea that they might actually … Continue reading

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Greetings friends! In my everyday life as a musician, teacher, and recording engineer,  I often stumble onto insightful thoughts.  I invite you to follow along on my musical journey Duane