The Crossover Cellist

The Crossover Cellist
Oakland cellist, Lewis Patzner, interviews friends and colleagues about their musical projects.

34 Laura Weinbach
Oct 11 • 60 min
The illustrious Laura Weinbach joins me to talk about the new Laura and Anton song, “Castles in the air,” her band, Foxtails Brigade, and we go deep on some of her carpentry knowledge. We also talk about her podcast, “Totally Tell Me,” and her newly…
33 Adam Theis
Oct 4 • 73 min
Adam Theis of Jazz Mafia fame talks about producing music, putting out albums, and helping Petaluma’s Phoenix Theater make their skate ramps. Specifically, we talk about the brand new Cosa Nostra Strings album, the politically themed Say Something, Do…
32 - Ariel Wang’s Internet Video Music
Sep 20 • 87 min
Ariel Wang returns to talk about music videos she’s been making in the pandemic era! We hear originals, both instrumental and with vocals, covers, an improvisation, and even a parody.8:45 Sanatize Me Baby15:51 Carry On28:08 Chocolate Peanut Butter41:39…
31 Internet Video Music
Sep 13 • 71 min
The Crossover Cellist is back with an episode featuring the music of 11 videos filmed/recorded during the pandemic.
30 Marissa Deitz
Nov 12, 2019 • 31 min
Marissa Deitz talks about her band, Sucker Crush, a bit about her composition and lyric-writing process, and Star Trek!
29 Jonah Strauss and Zoe Stiller from Survivor Sound
Nov 8, 2019 • 47 min
Studio engineers and musicians, Jonah Strauss and Zoe Stiller, talk about their Studio in Oakland, Survivor Sounds. This is an awesome recording studio and you should book it! We hear music by Thistles, Crissy Bell, Petheaven, and Emily Jane White! Thanks…
28 Derek Sup
Aug 27, 2019 • 33 min
Derek Sup returns to the podcast with thoughts about the creative process, the Glenview Classical Series, and our concert Friday August 30th at 7:30 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oakland, featuring music by Purcell and Britten. We get to hear an…
27 Ed Baskerville
Aug 25, 2019 • 40 min
Ed Baskerville talks about our upcoming cello quartet concert at the Musical Offering Cafe, Wednesday 8/28 at 7:30. We also talk about his early days playing with Rupa Marya and Classical Revolution, in addition to his new, futuristic ventures. At the…
26 Town Trio (Corey Mike and Jacob Hansen-Joseph)
Jul 17, 2019 • 58 min
Members of the Town Quartet, Corey Mike and Jacob Hansen-Joseph, talk about our upcoming string trio performance at the Musical Offering Cafe in Berkeley July 24th at 7:30PM, the 7th installment of the Bach Project, featuring the Mozart/J.S. Bach/W. F.…
25 Darren Johnston
Jun 3, 2019 • 64 min
Trumpeter and composer, Darren Johnston, talks about our upcoming show with his project, The Pipes, and my project, Cosa Nostra Strings, at the Back Room in Berkeley June 9th at 7:30. We also talk about his projects, the trumpet life, and a good deal of…
24 Huckleberry String Quartet (Carla Picchi, Graham Patzner, Anton Patzner)
Apr 11, 2019 • 1 min
On this very short episode, we explore how this podcast could be better!
23 Crystal Pascucci
Apr 9, 2019 • 45 min
Fellow crossover cellist, Crystal Pascucci talks about the Composer Arranger Performer Orchestra (performing Saturday April 13th in Oakland at 8pm), 2 Aerials (her band that we get to hear at the end of this episode), and the nature of being a crossover…
22 Matt Montgomery
Apr 5, 2019 • 31 min
Multi-instrumentalist and jack of musical trades, Matt Montgomery, talks about his past projects like Versus Them and Petty Troubles, as well as upcoming shows with the Composer Arranger Performer Orchestra in Oakland April 13th and his guest violin set…
21 Chelsea Coleman
Mar 19, 2019 • 43 min
Chelsea Coleman talks about her journey as a singer-songwriter, including her upcoming show at Euclid Manor Saturday March 23rd. We also get to hear a track from her album, Modern Mythology, called “This Thunder.”
20 Moses Lei
Feb 23, 2019 • 28 min
Multi-instrumentalist and musical secret agent, Moses Lei, talks about the upcoming Uptown Chamber performance of J.S. Bach’s Musical Offering at the Musical Offering Cafe in Berkeley, Wednesday February 27th at 8pm. Did Bach’s 2nd son, C.P.E. Bach, work…
19 Keith Lawrence
Feb 19, 2019 • 34 min
Keith Lawrence joins the podcast to talk about Cosa Nostra Strings, his electronic music and vocal projects like KraftLaw, and his background growing up in Pittsburgh PA.
18 Mia Bella D’Augelli
Feb 2, 2019 • 49 min
Town Quartet and Redwood Tango violinist, Mia Bella D’augelli and I sit down and talk about our various projects, including an upcoming duo concert at the Musical Offering Cafe in Berkeley Wednesday Feb 6th at 8:00PM. In the podcast, we say it’s happening…
17 Jordan Glenn
Dec 28, 2018 • 37 min
Jordan Glenn talks about his upcoming show which kicks off the Do-over Series at Temescal Center for the Arts, Saturday January 5th at 8pm. We talk about conducting improv, and we learn about Butch Morris, who was a pioneer in this field. At the end, we…
16 Jacob Hansen Joseph
Oct 19, 2018 • 53 min
“Reasonably skilled violist,” Jacob Hansen Joseph discusses his passion from Reicha, Biber, and a performance of Yuri Bashmet and Sviatoslav Richter playing the Hindemith Viola Sonata Op. 11 no. 4. We also talk about the upcoming Town Quartet and friends…
15 Corey Mike
Oct 12, 2018 • 32 min
Violinist, Corey Mike, talks about upcoming shows with Town Quartet and Trio Étrange, as well as his rock and roll past playing with Ghost Town Jenny. We get to hear the track “See You In Eternity,” from Ghost Town Jenny’s 2014 release, “Golden Hour.”
14 Roxy Rawson
Oct 11, 2018 • 35 min
Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and creative force, Roxy Rawson, talks about AMCC, The Arts and Music Catalyst Collective, and it’s sub-division, Femme Freak Folk, which has its debut show Saturday October 13th at the Starry Plough. Ariel Wang, who is…
13 New Moon Duo (Melinda Becker and Anne Rainwater)
Oct 8, 2018 • 37 min
New Moon Duo talks about their upcoming concert, “Voy Solo, 20th Century Poetic Narratives,” at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oakland, Friday, October 12th, at 7:30pm. We also chat a bit about Melinda’s baroque group, Liaison, and Anne’s and my piano trio…
12 Jamie Freeman Turner
Oct 3, 2018 • 27 min
Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and maker of arts, Jamie Freeman Turner, talks about his project, H─ôran Soun, which could be described as cinematic 21st century moody pop rock core.
11 Ron Drummond
Sep 21, 2018 • 146 min
Music historian, Ron Drummond, gives us some background information concerning his upcoming lecture/concert with members of the Town Quartet at the Musical Offering Cafe In Berkeley, September 26th, at 7pm.
10 Joey Chang (Cello Joe)
Sep 12, 2018 • 56 min
Fellow crossover cellist, Joey Chang, talks bout his beatboxing, rapping, cello playing alter ego, Cello Joe, and the Cello Madness Congress, that’s happening at the Piedmont Center for the Arts Saturday the 15th at 7pm. We also get to hear 2 songs,…
9 Ariel Wang
Sep 11, 2018 • 36 min
Ariel Wang discusses her upcoming show at the Little Arcs house, Friday, September 14th. Also, she talks about her show at the You’re Going to Die East Bay event at Starline Social Club downstairs, September 26th. Also, we get to listen to “Moontide,”…
8 Anastasia Reshetikhin
Sep 8, 2018 • 24 min
Pianist, Anastasia Reshetikhin, talks about our upcoming piano trio performance at the musical offering cafe. We also hear a performance of the first movement of the Saint Saens Bassoon sonata that she and I played at a recent groupmuse.
7 Michelle Schmitt
Sep 6, 2018 • 16 min
Michelle Schmitt talks about her new album, “St. Mary’s,” her upcoming birthday/benefit show at Throckmorton Theater September 13th, and we learn which one of the Patzner brothers is her “musical soulmate.”
6 Brett Carson
Aug 29, 2018 • 41 min
Oakland composer Brett Carson talks about his new opera, “Just Visiting (X-Ray Vision),” on stage October 26th and 27th, and some of his previous projects. We’re currently raising funds via Indiegogo to help fund the opera.
5 Derek Sup
Aug 27, 2018 • 25 min
Derek Sup and I talk about his various projects, including Little Arcs, his solo project, and The Composer Arranger Performer Orchestra, which performs Friday August 31st at 7:30 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oakland.
4: Evan Price
Aug 24, 2018 • 33 min
Violinist, Evan Price, talks about his journey to becoming one of the most versatile musicians who ever lived!
3 - Ariel Wang
Aug 22, 2018 • 31 min
Violinist, composer, and singer-songwriter, Ariel Wang, discusses her various musical projects, including Saphire Lung, Django Moves to Portland, the Composer Arranger Performer Orchestra, and her main songwriting vehicle, “Ariel Wang.”
2 Jeremy Lyon
Aug 19, 2018 • 36 min
Local Guitarist and Singer, Jeremy Lyon, talks about his new album, King Dream (s/t) and his upcoming show at the Independent in San Francisco Friday 8/24.
1: Shaina Evoniuk
Aug 13, 2018 • 27 min
Interview with Violinist/Composer Shaina Evoniuk