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    Default Anyone heard of Micah Bonn? Young player, nice jazz mandolin!

    Hi folks, I stumbled upon a video of a young instrumentalist named Micah Bonn, playing a solo arrangement of Bennie Goodman's Sing-Sing-Sing, attempting (and IMO succeeding) to capture rhythm, horn, and drum sections!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S10uOxtOtmU

    I searched the forum and couldn't find any mention of her, so thought I'd share the link to her video. (The video has 23K views, so maybe I'm just late to the party). I believe she's still a teenager - she'll go places!

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    Default Re: Anyone heard of Micah Bonn? Young player, nice jazz mandolin!

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting. What a great performance! Strange that some fantastic players go completely under the radar. I thought that the other day when I was listening to Grisman’s Tone Poets from 2005 and remembered that the young Eva Scow was on it. She’s another great player that largely goes unrecognised.

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    Default Re: Anyone heard of Micah Bonn? Young player, nice jazz mandolin!

    Quote Originally Posted by mjbee View Post
    Hi folks, I stumbled upon a video of a young instrumentalist named Micah Bonn, playing a solo arrangement of Bennie Goodman's Sing-Sing-Sing, attempting (and IMO succeeding) to capture rhythm, horn, and drum sections!
    She plays well! I like the arrangement as it uses most of the parts from the big band Goodman arrangement...and has a very, very slight "Americana/roots/Bluegrass" accent too.

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    Default Re: Anyone heard of Micah Bonn? Young player, nice jazz mandolin!

    I'm thoroughly impressed.
    Thanks for bringing her to our attention, mjbee.
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    Default Re: Anyone heard of Micah Bonn? Young player, nice jazz mandolin!

    She has a bunch of different videos - a multi-instrumentalist. She has a mandolicious version of "Caravan" also:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bnqaB68FLI

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    She is Great! . . .on any instrument she picks up!

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