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Gearcheck: February 2015

Gearcheck: February 2015

The latest and greatest gear for jazz educators and musicians.
Gearcheck: February 2015
Dominant Chords: Improvisational Dominance

Dominant Chords: Improvisational Dominance

Several approaches to dominant chords in improvisation.
Dominant Chords: Improvisational Dominance
Hot Wax: Album Reviews - February 2015

Hot Wax: Album Reviews - February 2015

Reviews of recent album releases - February 2015
Hot Wax: Album Reviews - February 2015
Danny Bacher: Whats on Your Playlist?

Danny Bacher: Whats on Your Playlist?

A look at what Newcomer and singer/saxophonist Danny Bacher is listening to...
Danny Bacher: Whats on Your Playlist?
Spotlight: Herbie Hancock

Spotlight: Herbie Hancock

Compassion & Wisdom from one of the most accomplished and acclaimed jazz artists of the past fifty-plus years.
Spotlight: Herbie Hancock
The Lost Interview:  Red Norvo, 1994

The Lost Interview: Red Norvo, 1994

In this second installment of our “Lost Interviews” column, we conclude Dan Del Fiorentino’s conversation with famed vibraphonist and composer, Red Norvo from November 5, 1994.
The Lost Interview: Red Norvo, 1994

Featured Articles


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What’s On Your Playlist: Dominique Eade

Dominique Eade has been on the faculty of New England Conservatory since 1984, where she teaches voice, composition, and improvisation. […]

too-much

Too Much of a Good Thing

What Have We Done And How Do We Fix It?

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Basic Training: The Pentatonic Scale

Pentatonic Scale Use for Vocalists

Featured: Lessons Learned


Too Much of a Good Thing

What Have We Done And How Do We Fix It?

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.

Featured: Focus Session


Focus Session: Horace Silver

Joyful Jazz: An Homage to Horace Silver

Big Band Orchestration

Orchestrating for Big Band: The First Steps

Hitting That Stride

A look at The Origin and Musical Characteristics of Stride Piano style.

Featured: What's on Your Playlist?


What’s On Your Playlist: Dominique Eade

Dominique Eade has been on the faculty of New England Conservatory since 1984, where she teaches voice, composition, and improvisation. […]

Michael Spiro: What’s On Your Playlist?

Internationally renowned percussionist Michael Spiro is an eight-time Grammy nominee whose rhythmic sophistication and musical chops have earned him a […]

Helen Sung – Whats’ On Your Playlist?

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

Latest Jazz Education News


Jazz Rock Pioneer Larry Coryell Embarks on Stateside Tour with Strings Attached


Posted February 20, 2015

Jazz Rock pioneer Larry Coryell is set to tour this spring with Strings Attached—four of the world’s finest guitarists whose combined credits represent a Who’s Who in Jazz.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 15 Finalists

Posted February 20, 2015

U.S. Bands to Compete in 20th Anniversary Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival

Julliard Jazz Presents The Activist Benny Goodman and the Ambassador Duke Ellington: Democracy at Home and Around The World

Posted February 20, 2015

Clarinetist/Saxophonist Victor Goines and Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis are Guest Conductors Free Concert on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. […]

Clef Club Presents 2014 Jazz Awards

Posted October 24, 2014

The Third Annual Clef Club Jazz Awards, we take place at Philadelphia’s Clef Club, Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m.

Joe Albany Biopic Opening in NY/LA

Posted October 24, 2014

On October 24 and 31 in New York and Los Angeles, respectively, Low Down, the film portrayal based on the […]

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