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  1. Mandolin Mondays #126 w/ Special Guest Simon Dunson

    This week, Simon Dunson stops by Mandolin Mondays to play a slammin' version of a classic jazz standard on his cedar top Girouard mandolin (serial #4).



    Although Simon is local to Chapel Hill, NC he spent two years as Interlochen Arts Academy's first mandolin major and is currently studying at NEC as their first jazz performance major on mandolin. Also, Simon keeps an active youtube channel himself--you can check out his channel ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #94 w/ Special Guest Tommy Norris

    Tommy Norris, mandolinist from the Barefoot Movement brings us a tasty chord melody arrangement of this jazz standard on his beautiful Prucha F5 mandolin.



    Based in Nashville, Tommy has made a successful career in the bluegrass world. Over the past seven years his band, The Barefoot Movement has been around the block a time a two, making appearances on Country Weekly Magazine, RollingStone.com, Music City Roots, and Woodsongs ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #92 w/ Special Guest Jason Anick

    Mandolin Mondays #92: Jazz mandolin virtuoso, Jason Anick joins Mandolin Mondays this week with a beautiful original composition on his incredible 5-string "jazzbo" electric mandolin from Paul Lestock.



    Based in Boston, Jason Anick is taking the jazz world by storm with his progressive and tasteful violin and mandolin playing. He's one of the youngest people to ever teach at the Berklee College ...

    Updated Oct-02-2017 at 6:47pm by dbmandolin

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  4. Mandolin Mondays #85 w/ Special Guest Don Stiernberg

    This week, the man, the myth, the legend, Don Stiernberg proffers a delightful chord melody on this old jazz standard with his incomparable 2-point Nugget mandolin.



    We all know and love Don--protege of the tremendous Jethro Burns, leader of the new generation of jazz mandolinists, Chicago Cubs fan, and an all around wonderful person. The wealth and depth of his recorded jazz mandolin work is bar none. His most recent album, ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #82 w/ Special Guest Brian Oberlin

    The remarkable Brian Oberlin is with us this week on Mandolin Mondays to play a solo rendition of his original song "Landslide" performed on his powerful Collings MF5 mandolin.



    Brian is as diverse and prolific as mandolin players come. Over his 16-year professional career, he has recorded 20 records and has published numerous accompanying mandolin instructional books. His most recent album, Troubadour, displays the ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #81 w/ Special Guest Aaron Weinstein

    When mandolin youtube channels collide! Honored to have a Mandolin Monday video from the amazingly talented jazz musician and mando youtube personality, Aaron Weinstein! Check out Aaron's swinging chord melody version of this old jazz standard "A Beautiful Friendship" played on his trusty Red Diamond F5 mandolin.



    You probably know Aaron from his many other jaw-dropping jazz mandolin videos, but you may ...

    Updated Jul-21-2017 at 10:58am by Mandolin Cafe

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  7. Mandolin Mondays #76 w/ Special Guest John Reischman

    The phenomenal John Reischman is with us for this week's Mandolin Mondays with a stunning chord melody arrangement of Charlie Parker's Yardbird Suite played on a gorgeous Heiden Heritage Model F5 Mandolin.



    John is a mandolinist who needs little introduction. Over the years, his incredible tone, imaginative compositions, and tasteful playing across a wide variety of genres have made him a pillar of the modern mandolin idiom. ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #70 w/ Special Guest Alex Heflin

    Los Angeles-based jazz mandolinist Alex Heflin joins Mandolin Mondays this week with a tasty solo arrangement of his original tune, "Benjamin."



    Alex has been making waves in recent years with his own youtube channel. Every Friday he posts a creative cover featuring his adept playing on the mandolin and multiple other instruments. Alex also transcribed and published a great collection of monumental jazz mandolin solos ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #57 - w/ Special Guest Jason Bailey

    Time for some progressive jazz mando coming at you from Jason Bailey on a sweet Heiden F5 mandolin. Hear Jason play through a cool tune called "Unity Village" composed by jazz guitarist guru Pat Metheny.



    Jason Bailey is at the forefront of the creative acoustic music scene in Birmingham, AL. He is always reimagining the role of the mandolin, drawing from such musical styles as jazz, bluegrass, Celtic, and more. You can hear Jason ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #53 - w/ Special Guest Joe K Walsh

    Throughout 2017 Iím really excited to be using this weekly Mandolin Monday video format as a way of connecting with and featuring other mandolinists. I'll still be making videos, but Iím also having some of my mandolin friends make videos of their own solo mandolin arrangements to feature here on my Cafe blog. And what better way to start the new year off than with the inimitable Joe K Walsh on his amazing new Nugget mando.



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    Updated Jan-02-2017 at 11:54am by dbmandolin

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