The Baltimore Sun featured David Shulman in an article about musician health. Health providers are conducting research to treat musicians who injure themselves through constant practice and performance (especially string players). In the article, David gives insight about these types of injuries, noting an increased awareness among students. The report went into detail concerning what the future holds for music students, BSO players and others in the growing field of treatment for music-related injuries. For more details, read the full article in the Baltimore Sun: Advances help musicians with repetitive stress injuries continue to play.
In a Baltimore first, The New Orleans North Jazz Fest took place at Game Warehouse on Saturday, January 16, 2016.An audience nearing 600 devotees of New Orleans music were flying high as they listened to The Peabody Gypsy Jazz Band, Panorama Jazz Band, and Bonerama Jazz Band. To quench their thirst and fill their stomachs, the guests were treated to New Orleans Cuisine and New Orleans libations provided by The Local Oyster, Big Bad Wolf House of Barbeque and Game Baltimore’s amazing chef, Rex Hess.Here’s what some of the guests were saying:
- “The Jazz Festival was spectacular. I look forward to attending next year with the same location, food, and jazz bands. It was amazing, fun, and educational.”—WA
- “I love music, and this event was a special treat. I love Jazz and those two groups were incredible. I especially enjoyed the clarinet player from Panarama, and the trombones and drummer from Bonerama.”—JB
- “It was an interesting experience and I met some wonderful people. I wish there could have been even more jazz. The Peabody Students were excellent… Boneroma was enjoyable…I would love to help set up the next venture.”—EJ
- “The music was a great touch of NOLA and a treat for sure. As for the food, the stew I chose at the Big Bad Wolf’s House of Barbecue was amazing. As for the venue, a smaller setting with better acoustics would enhance the music experience even more. I’m so happy to have new events come to Baltimore. We appreciate David’s efforts to make this evening happen.”—PG
- “I really enjoyed the music, and it was wonderful meeting the people there. The venue worked pretty well. The ladies’ bathrooms were amazing! Loved that each toilet had its own sink and opened right to the bar.”—CK
David Shulman, physical therapist with Shulman & Associates partnered with local businessmen David Schwartz and Jimmy Trujillo, owner of GAME BALTIMORE: Sports and Spirit, which hosted the event.Bringing New Orleans Jazz to Baltimore was a dream of a lifetime for David Shulman. “For many years I’ve enjoyed the music and cuisine of New Orleans and wanted to bring this authentic New Orleans experience to our Baltimore community.”As a physical therapist, David specializes in musicians’ overuse injuries. He treats musicians at his office in Towson, Maryland, and at The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. He is also a member of the Peabody Music and Medicine Task Force. He is a guest lecturer at music conservatories and college music programs around the country.
We are pleased to announce that David Shulman will be leading the next Trigeminal Neuralgia support group meeting on Saturday, February 20, 2016 beginning at 11:00 am. (Please note that this is a change from the original date of January 16, 2016.)We meet in the Wellness Center of the Medical Pavilion of Howard County, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, MD 21044. This is a 4 story building that is across a parking lot from Howard County General Hospital, but is not physically connected to the hospital. The Wellness Center is best reached by using Hickory Ridge Road, and then turning onto Charter Drive. It will be on your right, and the words “Medical Pavilion” are at the top of the building, quite visible from the street. There are three meeting rooms in the Wellness Center, and we will have signs pointing to the one we will be using. It could change depending on availability, but the rooms are adjacent to one another. If you are planning to attend, we would appreciate it if you could let us know so that we can arrange for seating.
Rafael Alvarez (“The Wire”) is a writer in Baltimore. His article, “Bonerama and Panorama Jazz Band in the Holy Land” appears on the website Welcome To Baltimore, Hon!
The big event is Saturday, January 16, 2016. Get tickets at MissionTix.com.
A Baltimore First for New Orleans Jazz
The inaugural edition of the New Orleans North Jazz Festival comes to the concert hall venue at GAME Warehouse on Saturday, January 16th. Never before in the history of the Baltimore music scene has there been this compelling and powerful a display of nationally recognized New Orleans Jazz at one single event. Sharing the stage for the first time will be two New Orleans legends, the powerhouse jazz ensemble Bonerama, with six major releases under its belt, AND popular and national touring sensation, the Panorama Jazz Band. These two important and musically diverse groups are set to deliver a night of potent, authentic and dynamic New Orleans Jazz.
Venue and Time
The full evening of New Orleans jazz will be held at the new GAME Warehouse, located in the newly remodeled south Baltimore warehouse area, immediately adjacent to Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino and just south of M&T Bank Stadium. In the all-night-long tradition of their shared hometown, festivities will begin at 6pm and continue until Bonerama and Panorama call it quits.GAME Warehouse1400 Warner St, Baltimore, MD 21230Phone: (410) 385-0100www.gamebaltimore.com
Hailed as “unlike anything you’ve ever heard before” Bonerama has been a trendsetter in the classic New Orleans funk rock, brass band sound since its beginnings in 1998. Over the last 15 years Bonerama has expanded the boundaries of New Orleans Jazz—and its sphere of influence continues to grow. Their unique approach to the trombone has created a whole new impression of the instrument. Bonerama has performed the National Anthem at the Sugar Bowl, appeared on David Letterman and on HBO, and performed with countless national artists. Shake it Baby, the sixth and latest Bonerama album, has received worldwide acclaim. Bonerama features the dual lead vocals and trombones of Mark Mullins and Craig Klein, along with third trombonist (and backup vocalist) Greg Hicks, guitarist Bert Cotton, bassist/sousaphone player Matt Perrine, and drummer AJ Hall.
Opening this first annual New Orleans North Jazz Festival will be Panorama Jazz Band. Panorama traces its beginnings to 1995 as a trio that quickly grew to a septet. Over their first 20 years, Panorama has released five albums that infuse indigenous, traditional sounds of worldly music cultures with the spirit of their hometown of New Orleans.
The Peabody Gypsy Swing Band
Opening the evening will be The Peabody Gypsy Swing Band from the world-renowned Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.
New Orleans Cuisine
The authentic New Orleans sounds of the festival will be complemented by authentic New Orleans cuisine sold by select vendors. Among the traditional delicacies of the Crescent City, attendees can expect authentic gumbo, ‘Nawlins Jambalaya, homemade red beans and rice, and more. Another southern food experience will feature oyster variations served by The Local Oyster. Rounding out the food lineup will be barbeque by Big Bad Wolf House of Barbeque. New Orleans beverages and favors will be available as well.
For More Information
Please contact:David Shulman: email@example.com (410) 456-3876David Schwartz: firstname.lastname@example.org (443) 463-3555Jimmy Trujillo: email@example.com (410) 385-0100
Loyola University New Orleans
David Shulman visited Loyola University, a private university in New Orleans, to discuss musician injuries. He met with John Snyder, Chairman of the Film and Music Industry Studies, and with Jeff Albert, Assistant Professor of Music Industry Studies, College of Music and Fine Arts. Following their meetings David lectured on musician injuries to a music therapy class led by Joy Allen, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy.
Loyola Arts + Wellness Symposium
April 4-6, 2016
David was also invited to speak on musician injuries at their upcoming Arts + Wellness Symposium, an event focused on the athleticism associated with global performing. This free program is open to the community. It is designed to disseminate vital research, strategies, and tools to aid students and professional performers in their creative practice.According to their website, “We plan to bring in world-renown health professionals and physiologists to speak on common performance-related physical and mental health problems, associated risk factors within the artist community, develop an understanding of preventive health strategies, and Identify health and wellness related resources available in the greater New Orleans area.”The full agenda for the Arts + Wellness Symposium breakout topics will be released over the course of the semester and updates can be found at montage.loyno.edu.
Come See David in New Orleans
All are welcome to join us for this Arts + Wellness Symposium. If you come, stay afterwards for the French Quarter Festival, which runs April 7-10, 2016.
David Shulman was featured in the Senior Health Fair at the Cockeysville Senior Center on September 28, 2015. Along with 12 other vendors, Shulman & Associates was on hand to answer questions about health, wellness, and recovering from injury or surgery. David responded to several people who had questions related to aging, and was on hand to coordinate with other caregivers and healthcare providers.
David Shulman was a featured speaker at Towson University’s Music Department Convocation on September 8, 2015. Speaking to an audience of professors, students, and staff, David delivered a presentation on injury prevention for the professional musician. Topics included smart practice techniques, responding to pain, and detecting early signs of overuse injuries. “Like Olympians, musicians are elite athletes,” David said, “It’s just that they use smaller muscles.” David encouraged the students and professors to put in place practice and performance habits that would keep their bodies performing well for the long term.
We currently have a job opening for a Maryland-licensed, full-time physical therapist. The qualified candidate will bring to our physical therapist-owned, private practice a skill set of manual therapeutic techniques, effective communication and writing skills, and an interest and an ability to work with a variety of patient injuries. Known for compassionate, hands-on quality care, we treat a variety of orthopedic injuries that include but are not limited to chronic pain, repetitive injuries, headaches, TMD, trismus, and vertigo. In addition, the owner and principal therapist, David Shulman is known for his treatment of musicians and their unique injuries.
Mentoring and Training
As an added benefit of working in our practice, David, an experienced teacher, is committed to mentoring physical therapists who are interested in expanding their knowledge and therapeutic skills.
Job benefits include but are not limited to: paid vacation, holidays, personal and sick leave. Paid professional liability insurance, paid CEU fees and professional licensing fees. A competitive salary based upon the candidate’s training and experience. An employer contribution to health insurance is offered. Please send resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: David
On August 31, David Shulman, RPT, represented Shulman & Associates at Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Student Involvement Fair. The fair is a back-to-school health event that included a variety of outside health practitioners and school programs for students. David discussed the challenge of staying physically healthy while engaging in the rigors of a very demanding music practice and performance education. He covered practice techniques, posture, the symptoms of overuse, and pain management. David will be in the Health and Wellness Center offering physical therapy on alternating Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the school year. Appointments can be scheduled by stopping by the Student Affairs Office.