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Alex Skolnick: Defying Expectation

Alex Skolnick: Defying Expectation

Alex Skolnick: Defying Expectation
Loose 'n' Alive

Loose 'n' Alive

Loose 'n' Alive
Building a Lasting Lineage Through  Mentorship

Building a Lasting Lineage Through Mentorship

Building a Lasting Lineage Through Mentorship
The ‘Void Note’

The ‘Void Note’

The ‘Void Note’
What's on your Playlist: Leslie Pintchik

What's on your Playlist: Leslie Pintchik

What's on your Playlist: Leslie Pintchik
Hot Wax: Jazz Album Reviews - October 2018

Hot Wax: Jazz Album Reviews - October 2018

Hot Wax: Jazz Album Reviews - October 2018
Gearcheck: October 2018

Gearcheck: October 2018

Gearcheck: October 2018

Featured Articles


Frank Caruso’s Improvisational Devices on ‘Without a Song’

Caruso’s rendition takes this composition and gives it a very different flavor, changing the key and feel of the tune.

Grace Kelly: Grace Under Pressure

Grace Kelly is reinventing the rules of jazz and jazz education one step at a time.

Jazz Courses for Non-Jazz Students

Addressing the challenge of bringing the jazz message to students who are not directly studying jazz as a way of growing the audience for jazz in the longer-term.

Featured: Lessons Learned


Building a Lasting Lineage Through Mentorship

A look at developing student-teacher and peer relationships that truly hold lasting meaning and significance.

Blending Genres

James Carter Collaborates with the Eastman School of Music.

Teaching Jazz Through the Big Band

To some, the title of this article may appear redundant. What is being taught through school big bands if not jazz?

Featured: Focus Session


Frank Caruso’s Improvisational Devices on ‘Without a Song’

Caruso’s rendition takes this composition and gives it a very different flavor, changing the key and feel of the tune.

“Maiden Voyage” and the Mixolydian Mode

When I have asked students, “What is the Mixolydian mode?” they usually tell me that it is the major scale […]

Coming Into Your Own

In this article, we will hear from and see how some Jazz masters have journeyed through, and have had much to say about the process of “finding your own voice”.

Featured: What's on Your Playlist?


What’s on your Playlist: Leslie Pintchik

A look at the playlist of one of today’s most musically intelligent, technically proficient jazz composers and pianists.

What’s on your Playlist: Dave Damiani

A look at what LA–based singer, songwriter, and producer Dave Damiani is listening to.

Chad Lefkowitz-Brown: What’s on Your Playlist?

A look at what sax phenom Chad Lefkowitz-Brown is listening to this month…