The Classical Banjo gets Animated!
A track from John's 1st CD The Classical Banjo will be heard in the new Dreamworks animated film "Rise of the Guardians". Listen for some classical banjo in the background when the main character, Jack Frost, is introduced!
Tracks from John's Bach on the Banjo CD have made their way to another feature film entitled "Upstate" from Ground Glass Films. Check out the film's home page
John is currently featured on VCU's outstanding Alumni page http://esterknows.com/music
John has just released another book with MelBay publishers entitled Bach for the Banjo. This book is being re-issued due to popular demand and includes all of the Bach transcriptions recorded by John on his two CD's.
John has released a new book with MelBay Publications entitled "Scales and Arpeggios for Classical Banjo."
A track from John's "Bach on the Banjo" CD
is featured in the new award winning film "The Edge of Heaven" by
Turkish-German film maker Fatih Akin released in the fall of
2007. Read a profile of The Edge of Heaven here!
John Bullard has attracted international attention for his work in developing and transcribing classical repertoire for the five-string banjo. His critically acclaimed CD releases include "John Bullard - The Classical Banjo" on the Dargason label and "Bach on the Banjo" on Albany Records. John is included in Mel Bay Publication's popular book "Banjo 2000" featuring works by the world's finest banjoists. Mel Bay Publication's published a book of his classical banjo arrangements in 1998. His virtuoso playing was the focus of a cover story and interview in the May 1993 issue of The Banjo Newsletter.
John, along with such luminaries as Pete Seeger and Bela Fleck,
has been on the faculty of the world-renowned Tennessee Banjo
Institute. He has performed throughout the United States and
has been featured on numerous radio and television programs.
Johnís classical banjo playing was highlighted in the June 2005 issue of Vintage
Guitar Magazine. In 2005, he became the first classical banjoist
to graduate from Virginia Commonwealth Universityís Department of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance. Graduating magna cum laude, John was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, the prestigious national music
In addition to his classical music, John's involvement with
Bluegrass music includes work with New Appalachian Express, Virginia
Rail, The Virginia Bluegrass Band, and many others.
Visit John's Banjo Hangout page!
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