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#18 - Interview: Jessica Jensen & Paul Dietrich, Musicians, Composer; Jazz & Classical

Unconventional Dyad Podcast

Today, we have Jessica Jensen and Paul Dietrich on the podcast. Topics of discussion include: music transcending language, music deriving meaning through empathy, importance of music education, and cross-cultural music performances.  The two musical pieces in this episode: “The Fool” is the 3rd movement of a larger work called Major Arcana. In 2012, V3NTO Brass Trio, commissioned Chicago composer Joe Clark to write this piece for the group. The tarot card inspired Major Arcana is an exploration of the intertwining forces of human nature. Each card of the tarot deck contains a pictogram representing an archetypical character. The Major Arcana are the twenty-two trump cards of the tarot deck.  The Fool is the first card in the deck and represents man's creative impulse, naivety, and desire to explore. The word "fool" derives from the Latin word meaning "windbag", making brass a perfect medium for this work. “Perennial”: This is the first part of a four-part suite called “Forward” that was part of a grant to write music that was about Wisconsin in some way. “Perennial” was written while thinking about how you can leave a place (like your hometown) for years at a time, but when you come back it will often feel very familiar. Paul, a composer, trumpet player and educator based in the Midwest, has been the leader of the Paul Dietrich Quintet since 2012 and the Paul Dietrich Jazz Ensemble since 2016. The Chicago-based Quintet has released two albums: Focus (2017, ears&eyes) and We Always Get There (2014, Blujazz). The Paul Dietrich Jazz Ensemble’s 2019 album Forward features guest artist & world-renowned drummer Clarence Penn (Dave Douglas, Maria Schneider) alongside many of the Midwest’s best jazz musicians, including Greg Ward, Russ Johnson, Dustin Laurenzi, Matt Gold, & Andy Baker. Paul has twice been the recipient of the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s Artistic Development Grant. In 2017, he wrote the four-part suite “Forward,” inspired by the sights and sounds of his home state, which became the core of his 2019 album of the same name. In 2020, Paul received a grant to write and perform a project for a nine-piece ensemble including a string quartet which will debut in 2020 or 2021, depending on the public health situation. Paul holds a Bachelor’s degree in trumpet and jazz studies from Lawrence University (2010) and a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from DePaul University (2012). While at DePaul, Dietrich wrote several pieces that were performed by the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble, including an arrangement of Phil Woods’ “Pairing Off,” which was recorded on the Jazzed Media release Right to Swing (2013) and featured Woods and the composer. Of this recording, All About Jazz called it “the sizzler of the disc, with a pronounced performance by the trumpeter.” Jessica began playing trumpet at the age of 10 in her hometown of Hortonville, WI.  She went on to earn her Bachelor's degree from the nearby Lawrence University in Appleton & later completed her Master's and Doctorate in Trumpet Performance from UW-Madison. While at Madison, she was a member of UW's faculty-ensemble-in-residence, the Wisconsin Brass Quintet. Currently, Jessica instructs a private studio of area music students and is a member of V3NTO, an award-winning, Chicago-based brass trio in addition to other various regional ensembles. Outside her musical activities, she enjoys spending time with her fellow trumpet-playing husband & their overly-enthusiastic golden retriever. You can find us on our website, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unconventionaldyad/support

59mins

22 Nov 2020

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Episode 29 – A Recession on the Horizon with guest Paul Dietrich — Part 2

The Truth About Wealth

Like most things in life, the economy fluctuates, and it can’t continuously be on an upswing. Paul Dietrich is back with part two of this mini-series for The Truth About Wealth Podcast about the realities of the economy and the potential of an upcoming recession.  In this episode, you will learn: How international trade plays … Continue reading Episode 29 – A Recession on the Horizon with guest Paul Dietrich — Part 2 →

27mins

25 Mar 2020

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Episode 28 – A Recession on the Horizon — with guest Paul Dietrich

The Truth About Wealth

As much as you may want it to, the economy cannot be stable forever. Many experts are predicting an impending recession, potentially as soon as this year.  In this episode of The Truth About Wealth Podcast, Michael Parise sits down with returning guest Paul Dietrich, Copper Beech’s chief investment strategist, to talk recessions, the indicators … Continue reading Episode 28 – A Recession on the Horizon — with guest Paul Dietrich →

29mins

18 Mar 2020

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Episode 18 – Market Talks With Paul Dietrich, Fairfax Global Markets LLC: Part 2

The Truth About Wealth

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that China and the U.S. are in the midst of trade negotiations.  In this episode of The Truth About Wealth Podcast, Paul Dietrich returns to finish the market discussion with John and Michael Parise. Listen in as Paul shares his insights on the agreement — or … Continue reading Episode 18 – Market Talks With Paul Dietrich, Fairfax Global Markets LLC: Part 2 →

30mins

23 Oct 2019

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Episode 17 – Market Talks With Paul Dietrich, Fairfax Global Markets LLC: Part 1

The Truth About Wealth

In today’s economic landscape, it is important to hear from the experts.  In this episode of The Truth About Wealth Podcast, John and Michael Parise sit down with Paul Dietrich, Copper Beech’s chief economic analyst and CEO and CIO of Fairfax Global Markets LLC, to discuss the state of the market and what’s to come … Continue reading Episode 17 – Market Talks With Paul Dietrich, Fairfax Global Markets LLC: Part 1 →

36mins

9 Oct 2019