Category Archives: Site Updates

Event Calendar Working

I have had Google Calendar embedded as my event calendar for some time, but I have finally figured out why the “Upcoming Events” tools were not working. Now you can easily see the next several events in the sidebar and on the events page.

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New Teaching Website!

Hello everyone!

It sure has been a while since I have updated this site. There are a number of reasons for that, but one of the main is that I have been working on a new teaching website, “The Brass Coach”! You can visit it at www.thebrasscoach.com.

I am really excited about The Brass Coach! With only one website I was having a hard time giving enough design attention to both my professional performing career and to my teaching studio. By having two sites I will be able to focus each one much more effectively on its main purpose instead of trying to cram two related – but different – goals into the purvue of a single website. JacobsTrombone will work more towards promoting myself as a performing artist, while The Brass Coach will act as the gateway for my teaching studio and ensemble coaching endeavors.

There is still plenty of work to be done, but I see a lot of potential in this new arrangement. Please head on over to The Brass Coach and let me know what you think!

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting JacobsTrombone. Here you will find information on Aurora, CO trombonist Todd Jacobs (that’s me!) and my current activities related to the trombone.

Please take a look around, watch the featured YouTube Video, and check out the “Useful Links” page. Feel free to leave comments on posts, or contact me to provide feedback.

New Featured Video, Video Page Renovation

Check out the new Featured YouTube Video, with Ian Bousfield offering a fantastic performance of Martin’s Ballade.

When you click on the link, you will find a renovated Featured YouTube Videos page that has the latest video embedded and offers some organization to the older videos for easier browsing.

Enjoy!

New Theme, New Featured Video

You have probably noticed the new look of the site! I am experimenting with a new theme that is wider and gives me a bit more flexibility with my layout. There were a lot of things I liked about the Freshy theme, but I was just a little bit restricted by the narrow form and only one column for widgets. I have been looking for an acceptable three-column theme for a while now, but nothing gave me the features and look that I liked about Freshy. Though it is not perfect, Mystique does have a lot of what I was looking for, so I will be giving it a try for a while. Let me know what you think.

Also, check out the new Featured Video: Creston’s Fantasy is kind of my arch-nemesis in the solo literature. I love this piece, but only when the soloist is accompanied by an orchestra as it was originally written. The piano version loses the interplay of timbre that makes the bi-tonality work. Instead, it just ends up sounding like bad atonal music. Robert Kaip does a very fine job in front of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.