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Regina Carter: ‘Embrace. Engage. Evolve’

Regina Carter: ‘Embrace. Engage. Evolve’

Trying to briefly encapsulate the genre-spanning work of globe traveling, Grammy-nominated violinist Regina Carter is challenging...
Regina Carter: ‘Embrace. Engage. Evolve’
The Jazz Saxophonist: Two Methods of Embouchure Formation for Developing a Great Tone

The Jazz Saxophonist: Two Methods of Embouchure Formation for Developing a Great Tone

Without correct embouchure, a saxophonist’s tone, intonation, response, musical expressiveness, and performance enjoyment will be severely hindered.
The Jazz Saxophonist: Two Methods of Embouchure Formation for Developing a Great Tone
Gearcheck: January 2017

Gearcheck: January 2017

The best new gear for Jazz Educators and Musicians - January 2017
Gearcheck: January 2017
The Titan Jazz & Art Festival: A Model for Others

The Titan Jazz & Art Festival: A Model for Others

In Part II of this feature, we pick up Brian Rollins’ in-depth look at the Titan Jazz & Arts Festival.
The Titan Jazz & Art Festival: A Model for Others
What's on Your Playlist: Ken Schaphorst

What's on Your Playlist: Ken Schaphorst

A look at what composer, performer, and educator Ken Schaphorst is listening to.
What's on Your Playlist: Ken Schaphorst

Featured Articles


Kevin Sun: What’s On Your Playlist?

A look at the playlist of Kevin Sun – an accomplished saxophonist-clarinetist, improvisor-composer, and writer-blogger.

The Titan Jazz & Art Festival: A Model for Others – Part I

A distinctive approach to festivals where students perform AFTER receiving the clinician’s advice.

Stanton Moore: Keeping Time and Making Time

The much-acclaimed New Orleans jazz-funk drummer juggles an astounding array of musical collaborations – yet somehow finds time and energy to be an instructor and mentor to aspiring beatmakers.

Featured: Lessons Learned


The Titan Jazz & Art Festival: A Model for Others

In Part II of this feature, we pick up Brian Rollins’ in-depth look at the Titan Jazz & Arts Festival.

The Titan Jazz & Art Festival: A Model for Others – Part I

A distinctive approach to festivals where students perform AFTER receiving the clinician’s advice.

Jazz in the Context of Chamber Music – Part I

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

Featured: Focus Session


Approaching Altered Sounds

Using a one-octave major scale as a resource to introduce the “outside” sounds.

Road Map to Latin Jazz Style Interpretation

A step-by-step method for finding a more specific Latin style solution from the jungle of possibilities.

Mastering Chord Tones – Not Scales – to Excel at Improvisation

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

Featured: What's on Your Playlist?


What’s on Your Playlist: Ken Schaphorst

A look at what composer, performer, and educator Ken Schaphorst is listening to.

Kevin Sun: What’s On Your Playlist?

A look at the playlist of Kevin Sun – an accomplished saxophonist-clarinetist, improvisor-composer, and writer-blogger.

Jason Anick – What’s on Your Playlist?

One of the youngest instructors at Berklee College of Music, Jason Anick is rapidly making a name for himself in […]

The Latest JAZZed News


Legere “PRO” Program

Posted January 13, 2017

Legere Reeds is pleased to announce a brand new online training program for retailers and their associates.

D’Addario Woodwinds “No Reeds Attached” Sweepstakes

Posted January 13, 2017

D’Addario Woodwinds created a Rico “Hero Kit” as part of a direct mail campaign to announce the re-branding of Rico to Rico by D’Addario and give thanks to the teachers who help make and keep Rico reeds the world’s leading student reed.

Litchfield Jazz Camp Kids

Posted January 13, 2017

Litchfield Jazz Camp Kids is a new one-week music day camp for early learners and those with some musical experience.

Eastman Hosts Conference for Current and Future Music School Leaders

Posted January 13, 2017

The Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester will present The Eastman Leadership Conference from June 21 to 24 where current and future music school leaders will have the opportunity to learn and discuss policies, programs, and strategies in a collaborative, professional, and musically rich environment.

Los Angeles Philharmonic Association To Present 2017 Playboy Jazz Festival

Posted January 13, 2017

For the fourth year in a row, The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will present the annual Playboy Jazz Festival June 10-11, 2017, at the Hollywood Bowl.