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Jens Kruger Masterclass - Banjo Tones

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 7, 2017 3:27:02 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in Playing Tips, Jens Kruger, Masterclass

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Learn with master banjoist Jens Kruger how he creates a chorus effect on his acoustic banjo using palm muting. This really opens up the the tone of his banjo and brings his banjo playing in new directions. Check it out in this free masterclass below!

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Jens Kruger Banjo Masterclass - Fretting The 5th String

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 21, 2017 4:53:46 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in Playing Tips, Jens Kruger, Masterclass

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Jens Kruger debunks the the theory that you should not fret the 5th string on a 5 string banjo. Instead, watch this video to learn how to use it to your advantage and take your playing to a new level!

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Jens Kruger Evening Academy for Banjo - West Coast!

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2017 5:19:35 PM / by Jamie Deering posted in Jens Kruger, Kruger Brothers, workshop

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Jens Kruger of the Kruger Brothers is bringing the banjo class of his famous music academy to the Deering Banjos Factory, located in Spring Valley, CA (just outside of San Diego) the evening of Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 5:30pm.

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The First Kruger Brothers Academy on the West Coast!

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 1, 2015 11:55:00 AM / by Jamie Deering posted in banjo, Jens Kruger, Kruger Brothers, News, workshop

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San Diego Academy Jan. 17

The Kruger Brothers are bringing their famous music academy to the Deering Banjo Company, on Sunday January 17, 2016.

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Three Days until the Deering 40th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit Concert - Silent Auction Sneak Peek!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 15, 2015 2:47:09 PM / by Jamie Deering posted in banjo, deering, Email Articles, Guitar, Jens Kruger, Kruger Brothers, News, San Diego, San Diego Music Foundation, Star of India, Taylor, Taylor Guitars, Zac Brown

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We can feel the excitement in the air as the final preparations for our 40th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit Concert aboard the Star of India Ship are completed...and boy do we have some monumental surprises in store for you!

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The Kruger Brothers Play San Diego in Three Weeks! Do you have Tickets?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 29, 2015 7:18:32 PM / by Jamie Deering posted in Benefit Concert, Concert, Jens Kruger, Kruger Brothers, News, San Diego, San Diego Music Foundation, Star of India

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The Deering Banjos 40th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit Concert aboard the Star of India Ship is right around the corner. We are proud to be an American and local San Diego company, and honored to share this milestone with you while giving back to the community at the same time!

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8 Great Banjo Camps to Attend This Year

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 5, 2015 2:39:10 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in Banjo Camp, Playing Tips, banjo workshop, How To Play, Jens Kruger, Tony Trischka

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One of the best ways to dramatically improve your banjo playing is to attend a banjo camp or workshop.  At these events you'll have one on one action with some of the best banjo players in the world.  They will be happy to help you no matter what skill level you are at. There are also jams that take place late into the night and concerts.  You'll be sure to come home inspired.

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Watch the Kruger Brothers with Steve Martin on the Letterman Show

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 4, 2013 3:40:17 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in Artist Features, Jens Kruger, Kruger Brothers, steve martin

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Jens Kruger

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2013 3:20:27 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in Artists, Jens Kruger, Kruger Brothers

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At age six, when Jens (Yens) heard the banjo on one of his dad's American records, he yearned to play it. But having no access to one, Jens played their mother's accordion, accompanying Uwe, who played their father's guitar. When Jens turned ten he acquired a tenor banjo and started to play Dixieland jazz, hoping that one-day 'Foggy Mountain Breakdown' would somehow flow from the instrument. A year later, Jens and Uwe made their first public appearance, and two years later Uwe bought Jens his first five-string banjo.

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The Mountain Song at Sea Cruise is Just Around the Corner!

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 21, 2012 12:16:07 PM / by Jamie Deering posted in Banjo Rental, Cruise, David Grisman, deering artist, Inside Deering, Jens Kruger, Kruger Brothers, Mountain Song at Sea, News, Noam Pikelny, Punch Brothers, steep canyon rangers

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Come aboard with the Deering Banjo Company on the biggest ever Bluegrass festival cruise to the Bahamas from Feb 1-4, 2013! Featuring artists such as The Steep Canyon Rangers, Kruger Brothers, Del McCoury Band, Punch Brothers, David Grisman, and many more.

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