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Gear Check - April/May 2016

Gear Check - April/May 2016

The latest and greatest gear for jazz educators and musicians!
Gear Check - April/May 2016
Maria Schneider - Music is About Life

Maria Schneider - Music is About Life

Q&A with Grammy-winning jazz orchestra leader, Maria Schneider.
Maria Schneider - Music is About Life
Reed Preparation, Storage and Longevity Strategies for the Jazz Saxophonist – Part II

Reed Preparation, Storage and Longevity Strategies for the Jazz Saxophonist – Part II

A continued look at methods to save and preserve reeds for longer use.
Reed Preparation, Storage and Longevity Strategies for the Jazz Saxophonist – Part II
Hot Wax - April/May 2016

Hot Wax - April/May 2016

Jazz album reviews for April and May 2016.
Hot Wax - April/May 2016
Jerry Leake - What's on your Playlist?

Jerry Leake - What's on your Playlist?

A look at what associate professor of percussion at New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music, Jerry Leake, is listening to.
Jerry Leake - What's on your Playlist?

Featured Articles


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Gear Check – March 2016

A look at the latest gear for jazz educators and players – March 2016.

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Hear the Kids Play Live!

Ron Carter on How Best to Teach and Preserve Jazz

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Three-Horn Writing for the Jazz Sextet

by Pete McGuinness The three-horn front line in jazz small groups has had many historical triumphs. Famous groups such as […]

Featured: Lessons Learned


Jazz in the Context of Chamber Music – Part I

Jazz is not usually considered chamber music in the classical sense… should it be?

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

Featured: Focus Session


Mastering Chord Tones – Not Scales – to Excel at Improvisation

A look at Jazz scales, one of the first things many new students ask about.

‘Intrepid Fox’ A Melodic Analysis – Part I

A look inside Freddie Hubbard’s composition, “Intrepid Fox”.

Focus Session: Miles Davis

Genius Repeats Itself: Lessons of Understanding Artistic Vision

Featured: What's on Your Playlist?


Jerry Leake – What’s on your Playlist?

A look at what associate professor of percussion at New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music, Jerry Leake, is listening to.

Danny Green – What’s on Your Playlist?

A look at what San Diego-based pianist and composer Danny Green is listening to this month.

Brian Landrus – What’s on Your Playlist?

A look at what Baritone Sax player Brian Landrus is listening to…

The Latest JAZZed News


Indy Jazz Fest Announces 2016 Festival Honoring Indianapolis Native Wes Montgomery

Posted July 14, 2016

A mainstay in the Indianapolis arts and culture scene, the annual Indy Jazz Fest returns in 2016 with a 10-day lineup celebrating the legendary Indianapolis native and GRAMMY Award winner Wes Montgomery.

Monterey Jazz Festival Announces 2016 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Members

Posted July 14, 2016

21 High School Musicians from Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Israel Comprise the Festival’s Renowned National High School All-Star Big Band.

Brian Wilson Recipient of the Montreal Jazz Festival Spirit Award

Posted July 14, 2016

This year, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is proud to present the Montreal Jazz Festival Spirit Award to the “Mozart of pop-rock”: Brian Wilson.

Las Vegas Trumpet/Flugelhorn Artist Dave Perrico Presents Master Featuring New Phaeton Models

Posted July 14, 2016

The event took place at Family Music Center in Las Vegas and featured the introduction of 2 new Phaeton models, and more than 60 visitors/educators/players were in attendance for this outstanding event.

Welcome JEN’s New President

Posted July 14, 2016

Jazz Education Network’s new president Caleb Chapman, posted a message on the JEN website titled, “How I Joined — and Eventually Became President Of — A Wonderful Organization called JEN”