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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

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

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

Duane Padilla’s New Music Video: Cry Me A River from “Sentimental Swing”

This week I released another one of my personal projects, music video of the song “Cry Me a River” to accompany my new album “Sentimental Swing” .  Creatively, I wanted to keep this project really simple and straight forward.  Because the song is very dark and emotionally deep. I was hoping to capture a nostalgic … Continue reading

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