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Phil Woods, Benny Carter, and the Alto Brotherhood

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 [...]
Phil Woods, Benny Carter, and the Alto Brotherhood
Gear Check - January 2016

Gear Check - January 2016

A look at the latest and greatest gear for jazz educators and players.
Gear Check - January 2016
2015 Reader's Poll Results

2015 Reader's Poll Results

The artists, songs, albums, school programs, and more that were resonating with you in the past calendar year.
2015 Reader's Poll Results
Herb Alpert: The Art Of  Finding Your Voice

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 [...]
Herb Alpert: The Art Of Finding Your Voice
Mastering Chord Tones – Not Scales – to Excel at Improvisation

Mastering Chord Tones – Not Scales – to Excel at Improvisation

A look at Jazz scales, one of the first things many new students ask about.
Mastering Chord Tones – Not Scales – to Excel at Improvisation
Hot Wax - January 2016

Hot Wax - January 2016

Jazz album reviews - January 2016.
Hot Wax - January 2016

Featured Articles


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Jazz in the Context of Chamber Music – Part I

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

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GearCheck – October 2015

The latest and greatest gear for educators and performers – October 2015.

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Hot Wax – Album Reviews: October 2015

Album reviews from new releases: October 2015.

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?


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…

Danny Bacher: Whats on Your Playlist?

A look at what Newcomer and singer/saxophonist Danny Bacher is listening to…

The Latest JAZZed News


Saratoga Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

Posted January 29, 2016

The lineup has been announced for the 39th annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, set for June 25-26 at the Saratoga […]

NEC Jazz Departments to Present 50+ Free Concerts

Posted January 29, 2016

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation Departments have announced over 50 free concerts and master classes for the […]

New Orleans Jazz Fest Lineup Announced

Posted January 29, 2016

The lineup for the 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, taking place April 22 to May 1, has been […]

Newport Jazz Festival Announces Complete Lineup

Posted January 29, 2016

The complete lineup for the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival, set for Newport, R.I., on July 29-31, has been announced. Performances […]

Mack Avenue SuperBand Kicks Off National Tour

Posted January 14, 2016

The Mack Avenue SuperBand is set to perform in New York at Birdland from Tuesday, January 26 – Saturday, January 30 with sets at […]