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One of the most helpful purposes of the New Directions Cello site is to make it easier for you to find what’s on the Internet as far as nonclassical or alternative cello goes.

Following is a listing of some interesting links we’ve found:

New Directions Cellists

David S. Abramsky
David Bramsky
Relaxing, melodic cello & piano music.
Jean-Philippe Audin
Jean-Philippe Audin
French improvising cellist and composer.
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Catherine Bent
Boston-based cellist teaches at Berklee and has an acoustic jazz quartet with piano bass percussion and cello.
Mike Block
Mike Block
Mike Block is a pioneering multi-style cellist, composer, and educator living in New York City.
Renata Bratt
Renata Bratt
On this web site, you can see my schedule of upcoming concerts and clinics, find out about.
Matt Brubeck
Matt Brubeck
Matt Brubeck is a composer/ performer specializing in improvisation on the cello.
Rufus Cappodocia
Rufus Cappodocia
New York based funk/Middle East/jazz/fusion cellist. Listen to NPR, Rufus Cappadocia, Bowing a Globetrotting Cello, April 23, 2008.
Merlin Coleman
Merlin Coleman
San Francisco based composer, writer, performer (cello & voice) and recording artist.
Vicent Courtois
Vicent Courtois
French jazz cellist
David Darling
David Darling
Pioneer of nonclassical cello and teaching improvisation.
Max Dyer
Max Dyer
Jazz cellist based in Houston, Texas.
Dave Eggar
Dave Eggar
New York City based cellist plays Pop, Rock, Jazz, R&B, New Age, World & Classical.
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Rushad Eggleston
Rushad Eggleston
Wild cellist (fidlling, jazz & beyond) composer, arranger.
Erin and Her Cello
Erin and Her Cello
NYC based cellist, singer/songwriter, and comedian.
Trevor Exter
Trevor Exter
Cellist, singer and songwriter.
Adam Fisher
Adam Fisher
Cellist and composer
Kevin Fox
Kevin Fox
A musical tapestry of cello-driven folk/pop.
Gideon Freudmann
Gideon Freudmann
Cellist, singer-songwriter, recording artist, various styles.
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Erik Friedlander
Erik Friedlander
One of New York’s leading jazz and improvising cellists.
Eugene Friesen
Eugene Friesen
Celloman, cellist of the Paul Winter Consort
Elizabeth Glushko
Elizabeth Glushko
Bronx-based cellist. Rock, jazz, classical, electronica, and more!
Sean Grissom
Sean Grissom
Super hot, jazzy style of Country, Swing, Rock, and Cajun.
Ahsia Grzesik
Ahsia Grzesik
Portland based cellist, singer, songwriter.
Natalie Haas
Natalie Haas
Natalie Haas is a fiddling cellist
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James Hesford
James Hesford
UK improvising Jazz and Rock Cellist and composer.
Wolfram Huschke
Wolfram Huschke
Cellist based in Germany.
David Johnstone
David Johnstone
A wide-ranging cellist and composer in Spain.
Jorane
Jorane
Canadian cellist known as a unique new voice in the nonclassical cello world.
Fred Katz
Fred Katz
One of the first improvising cellists.
Stephen Katz
Stephen Katz
Cellist, composer, educator and improviser.
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Elliot Humberto Kavee
Elliot Humberto Kavee
Performs solo concerts on cello and drums simultaneously.
Zoe Keating
Zoe Keating
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Corbin Keep
British Columbian cellist improviser.
Alex Kelly
Alex Kelly
Multi-genre improvising looping cellist/composer.
Yoshihiro Kikkawa
Yoshihiro Kikkawa
Japanese Jazz Cellist.
Erich Kory
Erich Kory
Canadian based improvising cellist and composer.
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Jeffrey Krieger
Jeffrey Krieger
New composed works for electric cello, computer, and video.
Dana Leong
Dana Leong
Jazz/Hip-Hop/Funk Cellist based in New York City.
Daniel Levin - Peter Gannushkin
Daniel Levin – Peter Gannushkin
Jazz and improvisational cellist.
Peter Lewy
Peter Lewy
Improvisations on the acoustic cello inspired by classical traditions.
Eric Longsworth
Eric Longsworth
Jazz and improvisational cellist
lindsaymac
Lindsay Mac
Cellist, singer and songwriter.
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Will Martina
Will Martina
Versatile cellist and composer based in New York City.
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Jeffrey McFarland-Johnson “Cellektra” performer, composer, and recording artist.
Pierre Michaud
Pierre Michaud
Canadian born cellist/ composer/ pianist/ singer/ songwriter who lives in Belgium.
Kristen MillerKristen Miller Redefining the cello in the tradition of world, folk, and rock. Aaron Minsky
Aaron Minsky
Rock, blues and jazz cellist and composer.
Alfia Nakipbekova
Alfia Nakipbekova
Kazahk free improvising cellist and classical virtuoso.
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Abby Newton
Abby Newton
Scottish and folk cellist.
Sarah O'Brien
Sarah O’Brien
Cellist who combines classical with improvised rock/contemporary improvisation
John O'Keefe
John O’Keefe
A member of the Jazz and experimental group the Apalachee Trio.
Shaun Paul
Shaun Paul Versatile cellist, performer, teacher, and composer
Daniel Pezzotti
Daniel Pezzotti
Swiss jazz cellist.
Josie Phelan
Josie Phelan
Plays a Jensen 5 string electric cello and an ancient bowed Chinese instrument the Rijak.
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Barry Phillips
Barry Phillips
Celtic, folk and world music.
John Pointer
John Pointer
Cellist, guitarist, singer, composer.
Jody Redhage
Jody Redhage
Cellist, composer & vocalist based in New York.
Laurie Haines ReeseLaurie Haines Reese Improvisation, jazz, funk, blues, celtic, classical Ernst Reijseger
Ernst Reijseger
Dutch cellist.
Hank Roberts
Hank Roberts
Ithaca NY based world cellist.
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Sue Schlotte
Sue Schlotte
German improvising cellist.
Moses Sedler
Moses Sedler
Bay Area cellist/composer and improviser.
Gil Selinger
Gil Selinger
Cellist, Composer and SoundPainting Conductor/Composer.
Phil SheppardPhil Sheppard Member of the London Sinfonietta and director of a festival based around improvisation. Jami Sieber
Jami Sieber
Electric & Acoustic Cellist, Vocalist and Composer.
Marston Smith
Marston Smith
California cellist.
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Nathaniel Smith
Nathaniel Smith
From fiddling to jazz Nathaniel Smith plays it all.
Sera Smolen
Sera Smolen
Cellist, cello teacher & assistant director of the New Directions Cello Festival.
Mark Summer
Mark Summer
Cellist of the Turtle Island String Quartet
Gunther Tiedemann
Gunther Tiedemann
German Jazz & Rock Cellist.
Matt Turner
Matt Turner
Kira Van Dusen
Kira Van Dusen
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Chris White
Chris White
Founder and director of the New Directions Cello Association and Festival
Stephanie Winters
Stephanie Winters
NYC based cellist.
Alyssa Wright
Alyssa Wright
Cellist, singer/songwriter, author, advocate and activist
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Groups with New Directions Cellists

Ancient DeviceAncient Device Arkansas based original rock trio with cellist & singer Kelly Ellis. ApocalypticaApocalyptica Four Finnish cellists who have recorded the music of Metalica. Beyond the WoodBeyond the Wood Beyond The Wood – World Music Ensemble -Acoustic / Classical / Indie The Jason Blake BandThe Jason Blake Band The Jason Blake Band is a Chicago based trio headed by a Chapman Stick player Jason Blake with cello and drums/tabla. BonfiremadiganBonfiremadigan Madigan Shive began her composing career at fifteen in the Pacific Northwest Riot Grrrl scene releasing music with seminal independent record labels K and Kill Rock Stars. Break of RealityBreak of Reality Three cellists and a drummer who have stretched and broken the boundaries of classical music.
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BuddhakowskiBuddhakowski San Francisco based rock band with cellist Mica Pollock. Cayuga Jazz EnsembleCayuga Jazz Ensemble Original jazz, Latin jazz and world influences CellorhythmicsCellorhythmics British Non Classical Cello Ensemble with percussion. ChanceChance A cello and vocal duo with cellist Ed Willet and singer Cheryl Leah. Performing at the New Directions Cello Festival in 2003. Channeling OwenChanneling Owen Cellist Mika Larson plays in this band, which is getting some national press and spins on College radio. Cheyenne Brown and Seylan BaxterCheyenne Brown and Seylan Baxter Scottish traditional cello, song and harp duo.
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Cloud Chamber OrchestraCloud Chamber Orchestra CloudcultCloudcult Formed in 2008 to create live improvised music scores for silent film, Cloud Chamber Orchestra is Chris White – cello. looping and effects; Robby Aceto – guitars, live captures, looping and effects; Peter Dodge – keyboards, trumpet, baritone, percussion, voice. Crooked StillCrooked Still Formed in 2008 to create live improvised music scores for silent film, Cloud Chamber Orchestra has forged a well-earned reputation for creating inventive, deeply textural, often startling improvised music for screenings of silent films.  Chris White – cello. looping and effects; Robby Aceto – guitars, live captures, looping and effects; Peter Dodge – keyboards, trumpet, baritone, percussion, voice. Dirty CelloDirty Cello Either as a classy duo, (cello and guitar) or as a hard rockin’ band with a full rhythm section, violin and singer, Dirty Cello presents a clap along, danceable mix of music that puts a unique spin on common genres.  Led by Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello presents a high energy mix of soulful blues, swingin’ gypsy jazz The Dreamscape ProjectThe Dreamscape Project The Dreamscapes Project is an eclectic acoustic rock group based in Northern Virginia featuring cellist Ben Guy. Ellie Come HomeEllie Come Home A five-piece indie/pop orchestra featuring cello, violin, piano, bass, drums and vocals.
Far CornerFar Corner This Wisconsin-based quartet of keyboards, cello, bass, and percussion blends contemporary classical chamber music with rock and a touch of jazz. FiddlesticksFiddlesticks A family group playing Celtic & American Folk Music, with New Directions cellist Liz Davis exploring the frontiers of Celtic, bluegrass and Old Time Cello fiddling. GiantfingersGiantfingers This chamber-art-rock collective with cellist Matt Goeke sounds like a what if David Byrne went back to his roots and only played classic music vibe. Hampton String QuartetHampton String Quartet Publishes sheet music of classic rock (Led Zeppelin, Stones, Beatles, etc.) as Mona Lisa Sound and string quartet arrangements by the Hampton String Quartet. Montana SkiesMontana Skies The guitar and cello duo of Jonathan and Jennifer Adams Neptune QuartetNeptune Quartet Improvisational band playing mostly originals on cello, mandolin, guitar and bass. Influences: Django, tango, Zappa and Hank Williams.
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The NudesThe Nudes Acoustic rock duo featuring cellist Stephanie Winters + guitar and vocals. Oranj SymphonetteOranj Symphonette Bay Area band led by cellist Matthew Brubeck. Quartet San FranciscoQuartet San Francisco A string quartet which specializes in tango, jazz, funk and pop. RasputinaRasputina A modern post-rock trio that goes by the nickname “The Ladies’ Cello Society.” “The sound of the past colliding with the future” The Reese ProjectThe Reese Project Cello, flute, guitar & drums playing jazz, funk, blues & classical – “James Galway & friends with their pants on fire.” The Royal Garden TrioThe Royal Garden Trio Michigan based group playing Django Reinhardt / Stephane Grappelli-type swing jazz with cello, clarinet & guitar.
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SibielSibiel An unusual French string trio featuring Jean-Philippe Feiss, cello, T. Founel, guitar & laoud and T. Girard on acoustic bass. Sera Smolen and Tom MankSera Smolen and Tom Mank Spaghetti Western String Company An instrumental acoustic quartet from Minneapolis featuring cello, clarinet, banjo and guitar. String ThingString Thing A string quartet based in Hamburg and Berlin, Germany which has been around for 12 years playing jazz, tango, minimal, funk, folk, even classical. SwingbootySwingbooty Gypsy swing jazz from Knoxville. TangocerounoTangocerouno Argentine tango duo with cellist Patricio Villarejo.
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Treadmill TrackstarTreadmill Trackstar A rock group with cellist Heidi Brown. Turtle Island QuartetTurtle Island Quartet The world’s leading improvising string quartet. Vishnu's SecretVishnu’s Secret Baroque-pop, narcoleptic punk; an ethereal blend of classical and avant-garde styles

 

Water Bear MusicWater Bear Music A string group (violins, cello and bass) based in Ithaca NY which plays original “name music,” compositions based on people’s names with improvisation. The WinksThe Winks A Cello and Mandolin duo that composes their own pieces and songs. Wyndfall RecordsWyndfall Records Cello with guitar/vocal, flute & drums – “a cross between Jethro Tull and Crooked Still.”
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Zen for PrimatesZen for Primates Cabaret-rock ensemble based in PA, with NDCA cellist Jodi Beder.

Makers of Electric Cellos

Barbara Transducer SystemsBarbara Transducer Systems Barbera Transducer Systems produces multi-transducer bridges available for violin, electric violins, upright bass and cello. Gary BartigGary Bartig Maker of electric cellos in St. Paul. Ithaca Stringed InstrumentsIthaca Stringed Instruments Building exquisite violins, violas, cellos, mandolins and custom guitars for more than 30 years. Also offering bridges with built-in pickups. Jensen InstrumentsJensen Instruments Maker of electric and MIDI cellos, violins, violas and basses Jordan Music Jordan Music  Maker of various electric cellos as well as violins and basses. NS DesignNS Design Ned Steinberger’s various instrument designs including the new electric cello.
Starfish DesignsStarfish Designs Makers of a complete range of electric bowed instruments. StringAmpStringAmp The StringAmp is a system dedicated to acoustic and electric bowed instruments. Vector InstrumentsVector Instruments Maker of fine electro-acoustic cellos, violins and upright basses ViolectraViolectra Designer and maker of electric violin-family instruments. Wood ViolinsWood Violins Makers of the Viper cello Yamaha Silent Electric CelloYamaha Silent Electric Cello 3 different designs

Other Related Organizations

AppliedMicAppliedMic Designers and manufacturers of instrument mics for violin, viola, cello and bass. Arco MusicArco Music Specializes in multiple cello works, jazz and scottish music for strings. Bowed RadioBowed Radio Bi-weekly podcast highlighting the sounds of the freshest new material from string players worldwide. Submissions requested! Cello StringsCello Strings A new web site dedicated top brand cello strings. Celtic Classics for String TrioCeltic Classics for String Trio Sheet music by Carole Neuen-Rabinowitz. D'Addario & Co., Inc.D’Addario & Co., Inc. Makers of strings for cellos and other string instruments.
David Gage String Instrument RepairDavid Gage String Instrument Repair Specializing in bass and cello repairs and sales. Home of the Realist transducer for cello and the Gage Case for cello. Electric Violin ShopElectric Violin Shop Where electric violin, electric viola, electric cello and electric upright bass are the norm, not the unusual! Fabrice Gougi, Luthier d'ArtFabrice Gougi, Luthier d’Art French maker of a new patented concept of instruments: Electrodynamics Instruments, especially cellos. Internet Cello SocietyInternet Cello Society An online virtual cello community with over 2,000 members worldwide. Johnson String InstrumentJohnson String Instrument Cello, violin and viola sales, rentals, strings and accessories, plus sheet music, and much more. Latham Music EnterprisesLatham Music Enterprises Mail order nonclassical & classical cello music.
Mark O'Connor Fiddle CampsMark O’Connor Fiddle Camps The Mark O’Connor Strings Conference happens annually in San Diego in July, and is open to cellists (as well as other strings). Mike Block String CampMike Block String Camp World-class faculty provide instruction in multiple traditions (Jazz, Rock, Bluegrass, Pop, Blues, Scottish, Appalachian, Asian, Arabic, etc..), develop improvisational skills, and coach groups in the creation of new music. Mona Lisa SoundMona Lisa Sound Classic rock string quartet sheet music and CDs by Grammy nominated, Juilliard trained The Hampton String Quartet. Led Zeppelin, Procol Harum, Hendrix and more. New Directions in Cello PlayingNew Directions in Cello Playing How to Make Cello Playing Easier and Play Without Pain. OpusCelloOpusCello Blaise Dejardin is a cellist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Cello Quartet. Recitalbox for CelloRecitalbox for Cello A new product for a natural reverb on acoustic cello.
Schertler USASchertler USA Manufactures electrodynamic and non piezo electrostatic transducers for acoustic and electric cellos, distributed by Schertler NA, Hyannis MA. Stand-ArtStand-Art A revolutionary device, which finally allows cellists to play standing up. StringimprovStringimprov Jazz Improvisation Made Easy and Improvise! — two publications to learn improvisation. Strings MagazineStrings Magazine The leading US magazine for players of bowed string instruments. Super-Sensitive Musical String CoSuper-Sensitive Musical String Co Makers of strings and other related products. Harry WimmerHarry Wimmer The Joy of Cello Playing — this site teaches many hands-on cello techniques as you take a tour of a cyber cello studio.
Ethan WinerEthan Winer Master class videos, MIDI files, and general cello information.

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