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Daniel Glass

An interview with the jazz scholar, educator and drummer, Daniel Glass.

John Clayton

Synergy, Artistry, and Authenticity

Arturo Sandoval: The Lessons in Life

A look at a career fueled by passion, sustained by perseverance.

Featured: Lessons Learned


Rabid Jazz

A Semester Abroad, Teaching Jazz in Latvia

Development of Jazz-Blues within American Pop Culture

The blues, which has its roots in the African American spiritual, plays a major role in most popular music forms including gospel, jazz and rock and roll.

Standards? Determining Curricular Repertoire

A continued look at the process of developing standards in Jazz Education

Featured: Focus Session


Thad Jones – A Forgotten Giant?

Let Us Not Forget His Place In Jazz!

Focus Session: Triplets

Unlocking the Power of the Triplet in the College Classroom.

Flirting with C

A New View of John Coltrane’s Harmony in “Moment’s Notice”…

Featured: What's on Your Playlist?


Helen Sung – Whats’ On Your Playlist?

A look at what Pianist Helen Sung is currently listening to…

Connie Crothers – What’s On Your Playlist?

A look at what Pianist Connie Crothers is currently listening to…

George Cotsirilos – What’s on Your Playlist?

A native of Chicago – perhaps explaining his strong affinity for the blues – George Cotsirilos has become a leading musical fixture of the San Francisco music scene.

Latest Jazz Education News


Posted July 11, 2014

West Coast woodwind player Paul Horn, whose skills at saxophone, clarinet, and flute were influential in cool jazz ensembles and part of the foundation of World jazz in the ’60s, died on June 29.

Posted July 11, 2014

The first edition of the International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition will be held from July 16-19, as part of the 19th Summer Jazz Festival in Piwnica pod Baranam in Kracow, Poland.

Posted July 11, 2014

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Don Cheadle revealed details behind his role (and directorial debut) in his new crowdfunded Miles Davis film.

Posted July 11, 2014

More thoughts on influential composer and bandleader Horace Silver poured in over the past two weeks.

Posted July 11, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies has just approved a spending bill that includes cuts to valuable federal arts programs.

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