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Gear Check - March 2016

Gear Check - March 2016

A look at the latest gear for jazz educators and players - March 2016.
Gear Check - March 2016
Hear the Kids Play Live!

Hear the Kids Play Live!

Ron Carter on How Best to Teach and Preserve Jazz
Hear the Kids Play Live!
Three-Horn Writing for the Jazz Sextet

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 [...]
Three-Horn Writing for the Jazz Sextet
Hot Wax - Album Reviews: March 2016

Hot Wax - Album Reviews: March 2016

Dave Douglas Quintet Brazen Heart (Greenleaf) Dave Douglas – trumpet Jon Irabagon – tenor saxophone Matt Mitchell – piano Linda [...]
Hot Wax - Album Reviews: March 2016
Danny Green - What's on Your Playlist?

Danny Green - What's on Your Playlist?

A look at what San Diego-based pianist and composer Danny Green is listening to this month.
Danny Green - What's on Your Playlist?

Featured Articles


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Gear Check – January 2016

A look at the latest and greatest gear for jazz educators and players.

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Phil Woods, Benny Carter, and the Alto Brotherhood

by Steve Futterman By the time of his death at the age of eighty-three in September of 2015, the alto […]

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Herb Alpert: The Art Of Finding Your Voice

by Bryan Reesman Jazz trumpeter and composer Herb Alpert has experienced a rich, life-spanning career. He rose to fame with […]

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?


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…

Eliane Elias – What’s on your Playlist?

A look at what pianist/singer/songwriter Eliane Elias has been listening to…

The Latest JAZZed News


Jazz At Lincoln Center’s WeBop Summer 2016 Term Is Now Open For Enrollment

Posted April 27, 2016

Named “best music class in the city” by New York Family, this interactive jazz class for children (ages 8 months to 5 years) is led by trained faculty and allows families and caregivers to explore their creativity and musicality through jazz concepts, instruments, and great performers.

Tenor Saxophonist Benny Sharoni And His Quartet Featuring Pianist Dave Restivo 

Posted April 27, 2016

Benny Sharoni performs at Nick’s Bar and Restaurant (124 Millbury Street, Worcester) on Saturday, April 30. He’s joined by his quartet featuring pianist Dave Restivo, bassist Todd Baker, and drummer Steve Langone.

Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song at Monterey Jazz Festival

Posted April 27, 2016

The new music documentary film about the late jazz great Thomas Chapin has just been selected by the Monterey Jazz Festival to screen on Sept. 18 at its Jazz Theater.

Detroit Jazz Festival Announces Lineup for 37th Annual Labor Day Weekend Event

Posted April 27, 2016

The Detroit Jazz Festival announced its lineup for the 37th annual Labor Day Weekend Festival

New England Conservatory Jazz Orchestra Presents Tribute to the Late Canadian Jazz Trumpeter and Composer Kenny Wheeler

Posted April 27, 2016

The New England Conservatory Jazz Orchestra directed by Ken Schaphorst presented a tribute to the late Canadian jazz trumpeter and composer Kenny Wheeler on Thursday, April 21 at NEC’s Jordan Hall.