The NS Connect series explores gear, musicianship, and the ever-changing creative experience. Join us for live stream performances and discussions with NS artists throughout the year.
May 20th: NS Artist Educator Scott Laird will premiere 3 educational videos accompanied by a live roundtable discussion hosted by NS founder Ned Steinberger. Laird and others will discuss creating practice content for students. Your questions and comments are welcomed during the session.
“Coffee with Ned”
Roundtable discussions were one of the most exciting features of NS Connect. You can go back and watch all the sessions that took place over the three-day event.
RADIUS Bass Guitarists Roundtable
Featuring Michael Micucci, Noor Che'ree, Nick Cañas, Pepe Hernandez, Brittany Frompovich, Marcos Varela, Lucas Steinberger, and Chance Onody.
Electrified Strings Today - Educators Roundtable
Featuring Brittany Frompovich, Scott Laird, Rudolf Haken, Dr. Gregory Walker, Michael Micucci, Bakithi Kumalo, Anna Blanton, Julie Lyonn-Lieberman, Greg Byers, and Jozef Nadj.
NS Electric Cellists Roundtable
Featuring Guy Michel, Maddy Herdeman, Calum Ingram, Zack Clark, Katie Larson, Kristen Jones, Brian Webb, and Greg Byers.
NS Violinists & Violists Roundtable
Featuring Rebecca Schlappisch-Charles, Eliza James, Jonas Petersen, Jason Yang, Luis Montilla, Ken Ford, Ion Zanca, and Jozef Nadj.
Upright Electric Bassists Roundtable
Featuring Brittany Frompovich, Chance Onody, Noor Che'ree, Bakithi Kumalo, Zach Rudulph, Derek Menchan, Nick Villalobos and James "Hutch" Hutchinson.
NS Omni Bassists Roundtable
Featuring Yorgis Goiricelaya, Donald Waugh, Daniel Escortell, Chance Wilder Onody, Chris Wyse, and Jake Moore.
Live Premiere Videos
You can watch all the videos that premiered during CONNECT2021 at the links below. A huge thank you to all our NS Artists for contributing their talents to this event.
Pepe Hernandez & Paco Rosas Quintet, featuring “Coreano” as recorded live at the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival.
Nick Cañas - "Yin and Yang" from the new Nautilus vs. Pangolin EP.
Jake Moore - RADIUS Bass Guitar demonstration, featuring Jamiroquai’s “Time Can’t Wait”.
Brittany Frompovich - Rundown: CR6 Bass Guitar, featuring "Fly" by Ashleigh Chevalier.
Noor Che'ree and Jonas Petersen (Symphonic Planet) - "Tujunga" duet improvisation in the Los Angeles Forest.
Marcos Varela - "Rapid Fire" by Leo P, live bass line take.
Michael Micucci - CR6 RADIUS Bass Guitar demo
Rudolf Haken and the University of Illinois Electric Strings Ensemble - "Tempus Fugit" by Bud Powell.
Dr. Gregory Walker - “Qualiqa”
Greg Byers & Ernest Bisong - "Princean"
Scott Laird - “My ‘Electric Experience’ in Music Education”
Scott & Matt Laird - “Eleven” (CR Violin & RADIUS Bass Guitar)
Quartet 405 - "Life in the Fast Lane"
Nick Villalobos - CR Upright Bass rundown
Zack Clark - CR Cello rundown
Kristen Jones with ilyAIMY - "unEven"
Daniel Acebes - Rundown: NS Cello.
Maddy Herdeman, Mystery Loves Company - Performance: “Oh La La” (NS Cello)
Calum Ingram - "Demon Eyes"
Katie Larson & The Accidentals - "How Many Hands"
Calum Ingram - Demonstration: CR Cello and NXTa Cello
Anna Blanton - "Rawhide"
Luis Montilla - "Mambo Influenciado"
Daniel Escortell - Pedals and signal processing for the Omni Bass.
Zach Rudulph and Derek Menchan - A conversation about the NS Electric Upright Bass.
Lucas Steinberger and Jojo Martin - “Caravan” and “Autumn Leaves”
Chance Wilder Onody - "The Music That Was Us"
Derek Menchan - "Aquaerla do Brasil"
Donald Waugh - "Footprints"
Chance Wilder Onody - Demonstration: NS Omni Bass
Yorgis Goiricelaya - Bass take: "I Love Mambo"