Local aspiring blues musician Roman Barten-Sherman has been performing since before he was in middle school. This year, he heads off to a five-year Contemporary Improvisation program at Tufts University and the New England Conservatory.
Before he was in middle school, aspiring blues musician Roman Barten-Sherman leaned on Tom Walbank as a mentor and teacher. You may have seen them together at Cafe Passe, or at the Congress Patio. Now ready for college, Roman will begin a five-year Contemporary Improvisation program hosted by Tufts University and the New England Conservatory this fall. We capture Tom and Roman's journey, framed around the Roman Barten-Sherman and Tom Walbank Neighborhood Outdoor Concert at the Feldman Neighborhood in Tucson. "It's the last time for a while that Tom and Roman will play together," says Tom.
Producer/Editor: Andrew Brown Videographers: Andrew Brown and Jordan Chin Audio recording: Jordan Chin Mixing, mastering, post-production audio: Jim Blackwood Archival footage: Cáit Ní Síomón, Julius Schlosburg, David Sherman
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Listen to the full Feldman Neighborhood Set
Hear the full recording of Tom Walbank and Roman Barten-Sherman’s set from Saturday May 29, 2021. Field audio recorded by Jordan Chin, mixed and mastered by Jim Blackwood.
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