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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


Berklee Lollapalooza Scholarships

Posted August 11, 2016

An ongoing partnership between Lollapalooza and Berklee College of Music has resulted in scholarship awards for 14 musicians since 2011.

Roland Hybrid Experience Summer 2016

Posted August 11, 2016

Roland announced The Roland Hybrid Experience Summer 2016 – an in-store experience that allows drummers to learn about, explore, and experience hybrid drumming firsthand.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Coca-Cola Generations In Jazz Festival 2016 Lineup Announced 

Posted August 11, 2016

From September 1-October 2, Dizzy’s ClubCoca–Cola will host the seventh annual Coca–Cola Generations in Jazz Festival featuring nearly 200 musicians. In keeping […]

SeventhAnnual Sunset Jazz at Newport 

Posted August 11, 2016

The producers of the Newport Beach Jazz Party, Joe Rothman and John McClure, together with The Jazz Cruise & The […]

Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend Announced

Posted July 29, 2016

The Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend is January 13th to 15th, 2017 at The Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Hotel on the Atlantic Ocean in Central Florida.