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The Washington Tattoo Podcast - Episode #22: Danny & Beth Gottlieb
Danny Gottlieb is a well known American drummer. He is best known as a founding member of the Pat Metheny Group, and co-founder of the group Elements with Mark Egan. He is currently a professor at the University of North Florida, teaching the Evolution of Jazz, and is the author of “The Evolution of Jazz Drumming” (Hudson Music/Hal Leonard). He is featured on over 400 recordings including four Grammy Award Winners. Beth Gottlieb, is an internationally recognized percussionist, soloist, teacher and clinician. She is currently the principal percussionist with the Walt Disney World Candlelight Orchestra at Epcot, and Percussion and Drum Circle Coordinator for Victor Wooten's “Wooten Woods”. Her music is featured in multiple major Disney animated films and an impressive collection of major recording artists. Beth is a former member of Future Corps, Future World Brass and World Dancers Band. Danny and Beth, known as “The Gottlieb Duo,” perform in concerts and clinics around the world. The duo are active musicians in the Lt. Dan Band, named after the infamous character Lieutenant Dan in the motion picture Forrest Gump, portrayed by lead singer Gary Sinise. The band plays all around the world, for charities and non-profit organizations, and even visiting military bases in the United States and abroad. 85% of the concerts directly benefit the US Military.
LIBBY WESTPHAL - The Washington Tattoo Podcast: Episode #21
Libby Westphal is a native of Sperryville, Virginia. She now resides in her private retreat with her loving husband and son in Leesburg. Growing up in the suburbs of Washington D.C., Libby quickly developed a love for the small-town life. She takes pride in being a United States Air Force Veteran and an avid community volunteer. Being a mother, wife, sister, and veteran does not overshadow Libby as a true fighter. Libby has endured over 12 surgeries and 3 months of tough chemotherapy to battle ovarian cancer. She did not let the life changing battle define her. Libby knew that she needed to secure her future with her son. She made a commitment to choose life and fitness as her “beacon of hope.” This choice did not come easy, but determination prevailed. Her family, personal accountability, and goal setting has kept her on track. Over time, she has developed a passion for health and fitness. Her newfound devotion led her to a successful journey to lose 70-pounds and go down 10 sizes. She is fully committed to her new lifestyle and in return has become one of the Top National Physique Committee (NPC) Competitors. Her proven experience has created a path for her to become a Certified Personal Trainer, as well as a Certified Aging & Women’s Health Specialist. Libby has started her own training and lifestyle company named “110% FIT”, while being crowned Transcontinental Mrs. USA in 2019. Libby has made appearances at the Virginia Women’s Business Conference, The American Cancer Society Survivor’s Luncheon, and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Through it all, she has had the same mission in mind; inspire others towards change and personal growth. She shamelessly believes in motivating others to live a healthy lifestyle. She finds great pleasure in sharing her journey to inspire, motivate and transform others. She embodies her personal mantra, “Become the Victor in life and not the Victim” ~Libby Westphal~ www.libbywestphal.com
The Washington Tattoo Podcast: EPISODE #20 - SCOTT VEDDER
Scott Vedder is the author of Signs of a Great Résumé, the #1 best-selling résumé book on Amazon.com,Signs of a Great Résumé: Veterans Edition, and the newly-released books Signs of a Great Interview and Signs of a Great Interview: Veterans Edition. His expertise on military veteran career transitions has been recognized by the White House, Pentagon, and veteran service organizations nationwide. Scott conducted over 5,000 interviews as a Fortune 100 recruiter. He now serves as a professional speaker, consultant and expert on résumés, interviews, and career transitions with a focus on helping military veterans and military spouses succeed in the civilian workforce. His inspiring dedication to the veteran and military spouses community has helped thousands of service men and women. By using the acronym P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Scott highlights the incredible attributes our service members bring to the table: I Possess Values I am Accountable I am Trainable I am Respectful I take Initiative I am On time I am aTeam player Scott is happy to speak to your team of professionals, veterans service organization, student group or the media about résumés,interviews and more. Scott's presentations are entertaining, educational and full of !@#$%, the Signs of a Great Résumé! Scott regularly appears for in-person engagements and virtual meetings and he's available for travel across the country and internationally. You can find more information about Scott on his website http://www.authorscottvedder.com/home.html.
The Washington Tattoo Podcast: Ep: #19 Drum Major DUANE KING "President's Own", U.S. Marine Band
Master Gunnery Sergeant Duane King, Major of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band graduated from Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, FL. After attending recruit training at Parris Island he attended the Marine School of music as a trumpet player. His first duty station was with the Marine Corps Band New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2000, Master Gunnery Sgt. King left for Twentynine Palms, California and later returned to the School of Music where he completed the Ceremonial Conductor/Drum Major course. In June 2010, Master Gunnery Sgt. King was selected to be the Assistant Drum Major of “The President’s Own.” Now, as Head Drum Major of “The President’s Own,” Master Gunnery Sgt. King serves as the senior enlisted advisor of the unit and is responsible for the band’s appearance and ceremonial drill. He is charged with directing the band in ceremonial commitments, including the inaugural parade and White House Arrivals U.S. Presidents, heads of state, and foreign dignitaries. https://www.thewashingtontattoo.com
The Washington Tattoo Podcast - Episode 18: Erik Julliard
CEO and Producer Basel Tattoo Erik Julliard also founder and manager of the Top Secret Drum Corps known around the world as one of if not the best drumline in the world. The Top Secret Drum Corps has performed all over the world, has been one of the highlight acts for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Mountbatten Festival of Music in London’s Royal Albert Hall and was even invited to perform for Her Majesty’s the Queen’s 90th Birthday celebration. Erik’s story reaches back into an ancient tradition of fifes and drums in the historic city of Basel, Switzerland. Known as the birthplace of fifing and drumming Basel Erik grew up surrounded by history, tradition, and music. Erik is the Programmchef Glaibasler Charivari which is a pre-carnival event that takes place each year just prior to the Basel Carnival of Fasnacht. Additionally Erik began a new venture with Julliard Events and worked with the Swiss Open. He continues to stay active as a performer with the 21st Grey Coat Battalion Fife and Drum Corps and the Naarebaschi Fasnacht Clique. In 2018 Erik was inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in the marching arts and continues to inspire millions as one of the foremost innovators in the international tattoo scene.
Drum Corps, Military Service, Growth, Artistic Development, and Education with Msgt Tom Rarick
MsgtTom Rarick is a world renowned percussionist, educator, and musical innovator. As composer and arranger for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, Tom is a leading voice in the marching arts arena. Additionally Tom, a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is a percussionist with the United States Air Force Ceremonial Brass and has performed throughout the United States and abroad. He has performed, taught, or adjudicated across the globe. Memorable performances at the United States Capitol, the White House, and the National Football League's Super Bowl are just a few highlights of Tom's illustrious career. Tom is also a signature series artist with Innovative Percussion and endorses Evans Drumheads.
The Washington Tattoo Podcast - Ep #13: Her Majesty's Royal Marine Stuart Warmington
SGT Stuart Warmington spent the last 22 years performing in the world famous Corps of Drums of Her Majesty's Royal Marines. As Partner & Marching Division Manager for the British Drum Company, this connects Stu with marching bands from all over the world and allows him to interact closely with the youth marching band activity in the United Kingdom. He also oversees Research and Development, Artist Relations, and all Product Development for the Marching Division. As a former President for the Traditional Youth Marching Band Association (TYMBA), this allowed Warmington to stay connected with younger generations of musicians while continuing to positively influence the future of traditional drummers in the U.K. In 2014 Stu became the Percussion Advisor for the Liberty High School Grenadier Band in Bethlehem, PA (just outside of Philadelphia). The band has over 290 members with a 30 strong Corps of Drums. This positions involves traveling to the United States on regular occasions to teach and make sure the Drums Corps maintains their incredibly high standard. He also composed and arranges for their Corps of Drums. Listen to audio: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1234208/7866037-the-washington-tattoo-podcast-episode-13-her-majesty-s-royal-marine-stuart-warmington-partner-and-marching-division-manager-for-british-drum-company.mp3?blob_id=35135413&download=true
Ep #11: Featuring Legendary Teachers, Arrangers, and Performers Ralph Hardimon & Glen Crosby
We Are Back! Episode #11 Is Now Live! Featuring: Ralph Hardimon & Glen Crosby Ralph Hardimon is currently one of the leading authorities in marching percussion. As a world-renowned educator in percussion, Ralph has traveled all over the world to work with percussion ensembles, marching bands, and drum corps. Ralph is currently a music judge for Winter Guard International (WGI) and Bands of America (BOA). Ralph Hardimon was inducted into the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame in 2000. He received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from Sabian in 2004. Glen Crosby has been in the marching arts since 1980. Over that time, he has held various roles from a tenor instructor to program coordinator with numerous DCI, WGI and BOA groups. Currently, Glen’s schedule involves being Program Coordinator and Percussion Director for Pacific Crest Drum Corps, and drum line instructor for the UCLA Marching Band. After decades in the activity, he still finds great joy in teaching students of all ages and experience levels. Find this great interview on #Spotify, #YouTube, #ApplePodcasts or where ever you consume your podcast content. ⭐️ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-washington-tattoo-podcast/id1526474988?fbclid=IwAR0ftsL_VON6iAIFKE1I-hiQ9aYv1D1tsDvFGsX9TbAIMGDGhpKCkfFJLgk ⭐️ #ShareTheTradition #MusicConnects #philosphy #values #dedication #ACallToArmsAndArts” ⭐️ Mapex & Majestic Marching Percussion MAPEX Drums Germany Evans Drumheads, Promark, SABIAN Prologix Percussion Tapspace Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce @Potomac-Promoters Sieff Studios
Ep #10: Education, COVID, Philosophy, and Best Performance Practices with Germany's Claus Hessler
FUN meets EDUCATION. His educational packages OPEN-HANDED PLAYING VOL.I + II (released with Wizdom Media/Alfred Publishing; co-authored by Dom Famularo and with prefaces by Billy Cobham, Simon Philipps, Will Kennedy and Kenny Aronoff) gained worldwide recognition including a FOUR-STAR review in the “Modern Drummer” and have been nominated “Best Educational Book 2013”. https://claushessler.com/en/bio/
Ep #9: Event Production, Music, & International Travel Producer the Avenches Tattoo Ludovic Frochaux
Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the world's musical traditions come to life." Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! #sharethetradition Listen on Spotify or Apple Music: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1234208/episodes/6633685# EPISODE #9: Ludovic Frochaux Director of the Avenches Tattoo. Avenches, Switzerland Director of the Neuchâtel Drum Show Founder of the Majesticks Drum Corps Professor of Percussion. Conservatoire Musique de la Broye The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com
Ep #8: VETERN'S DAY SPECIAL Service & Grit w/ Old Guard Drum Major & All Ireland Champion Josh Dukes
Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast! "Where the wold's musical traditions come to life." Listen to the audio for this episode: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1234208/6432328 MSG (R) Joshua Dukes https://www.catskillsirishartsweek.com/josh-dukes/ Josh Dukes is an All Ireland champion accompanist and a highly sought after music teacher in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. A multi-instrumentalist whose talents embrace the ceili drums, guitar, bouzouki, bodhran, flute, and tin whistle, Josh has established a reputation for providing sensitive, tasteful support for traditional Irish music. As a young high school student, Josh studied the oboe, tenor/alto saxophone, drum set and baritone horn. Outside of the classroom, he learned the art of ancient rudimental drumming under the tutelage of Dominick Cuccia, a widely respected instructor/performer in the fife and drum community. In 1997, Josh enlisted in the Army and has since earned the rank of Master Sergeant , currently serving as one of three Drum Majors for the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, “The Official Escort to the President,” the only military unit of its kind. Josh continues to perform Irish music, having shared the stage with such renowned musicians including John Doyle, Paddy Keenan, Billy and Sean McComiskey, Brendan Mulvihill, Kevin Crawford, Zan McLeod, and Myron Bretholz, and he can be seen playing ceili drums regularly with The Old Bay Ceili Band. Josh lives in greater D.C. Area with his wife Judy and two daughters, Mya and Olivia. The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com
Ep #7: Networking, Connecting, and Professional Growth Within The Music Industry w/ Joshua Simonds
Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the wold's musical traditions come to life." Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! #sharethetradition Listen to the Audio: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1234208/6127165 Joshua Simonds; Executive Director of the Percussive Arts Society, former Executive Director of the Chicago Youth Symphony, holds a master’s degree from American University in Arts Management and Bachelors in Percussion Studies from California State University, Long Beach. He is a consummate relationship builder, innovator, and visionary. The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com
Ep #6: Music Branding, Marketing, and The Business with Mapex and SONOR Drums' Jeff Mulvihill
Listen to Audio: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1234208/5898127 Jeff Mulvihill has served as Principal Percussion/Timpanist with the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra, performed as percussionist with Aretha Franklin, has been an active drum set player with a number of country artists, and a busy freelance percussionist all over the United States. The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com
Ep #5: LIFE Lessons, Growth, and Humility with Santa Clara Vanguard's Legendary Murray Gusseck
Listen to Audio: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1234208/5692372 Murray Gusseck is the co-founder of Tapspace publishing, an accomplished arranger, composer, performer, and teacher. Visit https://www.tapspace.com for an exclusive discount. Use code "WA-TATTOO" at checkout for 10% off your entire order. The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com
Ep #4: Excellence Is The Goal, Leadership & Professional Growth; Clemson University's Dr. Paul Buyer
Listen to Audio: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1234208/5452642 Paul Buyer is Director of Percussion, Director of Music, and Professor of Music at Clemson University. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Arizona and his Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University. Featured in SUCCESS Magazine’s Achiever’s Series, Dr. Buyer is a sought-after keynote speaker, clinician, and the author of "Working Toward Excellence: 8 Values for Achieving Uncommon Success in Work and Life," "Marching Bands and Drumlines: Secrets of Success from the Best of the Best," and co-author of "The Art of Vibraphone Playing: An Essential Method for Study and Performance." He is a contributing author to the second edition of "Teaching Percussion" by Gary Cook, and his articles have appeared in "American Music Teacher," "Teaching Music," "Jazz Education Network," "Percussive Notes," "Rhythm! Scene," and "The PAS Educators’ Companion." Dr. Buyer is a former member of the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps and placed 2nd in DCI Keyboard Individuals in 1990. In 1992, he was a percussion staff member with the Dutch Boy Drum and Bugle Corps. Dr. Buyer serves as a clinician/endorser for Yamaha Percussion, Vic-Firth Drumsticks, Remo Drumheads, Sabian Cymbals, Grover Pro Percussion, and is an Educational Artist for Balter Mallets. He serves as Co-Content Editor for Percussive Notes, the official PAS journal. https://www.clemson.edu/caah/departments/performing-arts/about/faculty/facultyBio.html?id=137 The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com
Ep #3: Concord Blue Devils Legend, Champion, & Drum Corps International Hall of Famer, Scott Johnson
Listen to Audio: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1234208/5236444 Today, we interview Scott Johnson - director of percussion of the Blue Devils from Concord, CA. He first joined the Blue Devils in 1976 and became the organization's percussion director and arranger in 1994. The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com
Ep #2: Teaching, Music, & Pipe Band Life with Scottish Pipe Band World Champion, Jim Kilpatrick MBE
Listen to Audio: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1234208/4973384 Jim Kilpatrick MBE won his first World Drum Corps and World Pipe Band Championship at the age of fifteen with Shotts & Dyjkehead Caledonia Pipe Band. He has gone on to a record nineteen World Drum Corps Championships. Fifteen of these titles have been won as a leading drummer. Jim is a sixteen time solo drumming champion and holder of the Champion of Champions title, which he has won three times. He is a sought after educator and consultant and teaches all over the world including the Royal School of Music (London & Glasgow) and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Jim instructs at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, where he holds the post of principal percussion instructor for the BA (Scottish Music) with Honours. He is also an appointed examiner to the Scottish Qualifications Authority. Jim is proud to be an endorser for British Drum Co, Hardcase, Randall May International, and Remo.
Ep #1: with Former Producer of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Brigadier Sir Melville Jameson
Listen to Audio: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1234208/4805714 Brigadier Sir Melville Jameson, senior advisor, owner of Melville Jameson Productions, and producer of the world famous Edinburg Military Tattoo. The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. For more information and donations, find us at https://www.thewashingtontattoo.com