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Featured Articles


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 April 9, 2014

Exhibitor enrollment for the 2015 Jazz Education Network Conference, which takes place in San Diego January 7-10, is now open.

Posted January 21, 2014

Always at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music, legendary pianist and composer Herbie Hancock has been named the 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Professor Of Poetry at Harvard University.

Posted January 21, 2014

It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2010 NEA Jazz Master Yusef Lateef, a virtuoso on the traditional jazz instruments of saxophone and flute.

Posted January 21, 2014

Thinking creatively, Charleston and her label, Motema Music, agreed in mid- December to donate $1 to the Jazz Drama Program (JDP) for every view of “DNA,” a track from Charleston’s critically acclaimed 2013 release “Signs of Life.”

Posted January 21, 2014

Pianist Boyd Lee Dunlop died this month in Buffalo, New York, at the age of 87. He is also survived by his brother the legendary jazz drummer Frankie Dunlop.

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