Sera Speaks

Sera Speaks

Stephen K speaks

Stephen K speaks

Rushad

Rushad

Rushad splits

Rushad splits

Rushad

Rushad

Rushad puppy hands

Rushad puppy hands

Rushad stands

Rushad stands

Rushad workshop

Rushad workshop

Rushad Green Room

Rushad Green Room

Rushad close

Rushad close

Rushad chair stand

Rushad chair stand

Rushad jumps off chair

Rushad jumps off chair

Rushad jumps

Rushad jumps

Rushad makes a point

Rushad makes a point

Rushad on couch

Rushad on couch

Rushad by piano

Rushad by piano

Rushad Ben wails

Rushad Ben wails

Rushad Ben's feet

Rushad Ben's feet

Rushad & Ben

Rushad & Ben

Rushad & Ben

Rushad & Ben

Rushad & Ben

Rushad & Ben

Rushad & Ben

Rushad & Ben

Rushad & Ben

Rushad & Ben

Lizzy plays

Lizzy plays

Laura throat hits
Lizzy speaks
Laura Moody

Laura Moody

Laura sings

Laura sings

Laura up close

Laura up close

Laura Moody

Laura Moody

Laura laid back

Laura laid back

Laura close singing

Laura close singing

Daniel L trio

Daniel L trio

Daniel L trio

Daniel L trio

Daniel L trio

Daniel L trio

Daniel sax

Daniel sax

Daniel bow hair

Daniel bow hair

Daniel Ivo

Daniel Ivo

Daniel JP

Daniel JP

Daniel Ivo

Daniel Ivo

Dan JP

Dan JP

D L Trio

D L Trio

Cloud Chris Robby

Cloud Chris Robby

Cloud Chris

Cloud Chris

Cloud Peter

Cloud Peter

Cloud Peter trumpet

Cloud Peter trumpet

Chris speaks

Chris speaks

Alex Kelly

Alex Kelly

Alex K pizz

Alex K pizz

Alex Kelly

Alex Kelly

Alex K tapping

Alex K tapping

Alex w special thing

Alex w special thing

Barbara G. Leah

Barbara G. Leah

Barbara G. Leah

Barbara G. Leah

Ben sings w. Rushad_0

Ben sings w. Rushad_0

Ben Sollee

Ben Sollee

Ben shows John

Ben shows John

Ben wrkshp

Ben wrkshp

Ben shows technique

Ben shows technique

Ben workshop

Ben workshop

Ben over glasses

Ben over glasses

Ben kneels w cello lower bouts

Ben kneels w cello lower bouts

Ben on bended knee

Ben on bended knee

Ben digs in

Ben digs in

The 19th Annual New Directions Cello Festival

Cellists gather from around the country and the world to learn and share about how the cello is being used in different non-classical styles of music.

See the 2013 Schedule of Events.

The New Directions Cello Festival is a performance and educational forum for non-classical cello, featuring performances, workshops, and jam sessions led by guest artists (and their groups) who are pioneering new directions for cellists in a wide variety of styles. Keep an eye on this website for the latest information. Also join our Facebook group  www.facebook.com/groups/136856902991541/

This year’s guest artists:

Alex Kelly

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Alex Kelly is a San Francisco based cellist, composer, electronic musician and conductor. www.alexkelly.com

Ben Sollee 

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Ben Sollee is a cellist and singer songwriter whose music is a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B.
http://bensollee.com/ 

Rushad Eggleston

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Rushad Eggleston is a wild improvisational cellist who plays a mix of rock, jazz, Americana and bluegrass. http://tornadoriderband.com/fr_home.cfm

Daniel Levin

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Daniel Levin has been on the rise since his Don’t Go It Alone debut in 2003. He is an artist who is making the cello a prominent force in jazz composition. He now has 8 albums as a leader. Joining Daniel at this year’s festival will be Ivo Perelman – saxophone and Juan Pablo Carletti – drums. http://www.daniel-levin.com/

Laura Moody 

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Laura Moody from London is a cellist and vocalist who explores what is possible using only solo cello and voice to create unique, acoustic, avant-pop music. http://lauramoodymusic.com

Cloud Chamber Orchestra

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Cloud Chamber Orchestra specializes in totally improvised music for live screenings of silent films. Robby Aceto; guitars, looping atmospherics and live audio captures. Peter Dodge; trumpet, baritone horn, piano, percussion, voice. Chris White; cello, looping and electronics.  https://www.facebook.com/CloudChamberOrchestra?fref=ts