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Behind the Synth: Jonas Gröning Chat NAMM 2020
Blake's chats with session keyboardist, Jonas Gröning.
In this episode Blake interviews Swedish keyboardist, session musician and musical director Jonas Gröning during NAMM 2020. As the musical director for the popular Swedish television show "Let's Dance", Jonas is required to arrange and perform in many different musical genres. This takes a special level of musicianship and flexiblity. We talk about his work on the show, how he uses MONTAGE and the YC61 Stage Keyboard and some of his upcoming projects. Check it out below:
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About the author
Yamaha Synthesizer Product Specialist Blake Angelos has over thirty years of experience with music hardware and software. An expert in music technology, Blake has conducted numerous clinics, master classes and presentations throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. In his role as Product Specialist for the Synthesizer Department Blake appears in many product videos and artist interviews, writes many articles for YamahaSynth.com and co-hosts a regular Podcast called “Behind the Synth”.
Before his work with Yamaha, he taught music theory and jazz studies courses at Arizona State University; managed a technology-focused music store in Seattle and was a production supervisor at Microsoft, where he led a team that developed groundbreaking interactive music content for the Microsoft Network. Blake holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington with his family, and between his travels around the world for Yamaha, he performs as much as possible with several jazz and creative music groups in Bellingham, Seattle and other places in the Pacific Northwest.