Interview with Randy Sabien, St. Paul, Minnesota

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Randy Sabien
Randy Sabien (St. Paul, Minnesota)

Randy Sabien has over forty years of performing experience as a contemporary violinist. He also has extensive touring and guesting experience, having toured as singer/songwriter Jim Post’s sideman, doing recordings with Greg Brown, appearing on Austin City Limits with Kate Wolf, guesting on Prairie Home Companion, and doing shows with Corky Siegel. Over the years, he has led his own bands as well, often featuring triple fiddles. Randy founded the string department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1978, and then thirty years later, headed the string department at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. He is the author of the ground-breaking jazz method for strings, Jazz Philharmonic, published by Alfred Music. He has recorded a dozen albums to date.

Interviewed by Holly Hobbs, 09/27/2020.
Holly Hobbs
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
St. Paul, Minnesota
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Society for Ethnomusicology

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