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Road Map to Latin Jazz Style Interpretation

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.
Road Map to Latin Jazz Style Interpretation
Gearcheck - September 2016

Gearcheck - September 2016

The latest and greatest gear for jazz educators and musicians - September 2016.
Gearcheck - September 2016
Fred Hersch

Fred Hersch

Eight-time Grammy Award nominee and jazz maestro Fred Hersch is having some big moments in his life.
Fred Hersch
What was Minstrelsy?

What was Minstrelsy?

Anyone who has ever taken a course in jazz history has come across this fascinating topic, along with dance music referred to as “cakewalk.”
What was Minstrelsy?
Marcos Varela - What's on your Playlist?

Marcos Varela - What's on your Playlist?

A look at what Bassist Marcos Varela, one of the young bright lights on the NYC jazz scene, is listening to.
Marcos Varela - What's on your Playlist?

Featured Articles


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Gear Check – April/May 2016

The latest and greatest gear for jazz educators and musicians!

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Hot Wax – April/May 2016

Jazz album reviews for April and May 2016.

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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.

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


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.

‘Intrepid Fox’ A Melodic Analysis – Part I

A look inside Freddie Hubbard’s composition, “Intrepid Fox”.

Featured: What's on Your Playlist?


Marcos Varela – What’s on your Playlist?

A look at what Bassist Marcos Varela, one of the young bright lights on the NYC jazz scene, is listening to.

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.

The Latest JAZZed News


The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival 

Posted September 2, 2016

This year’s edition of Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival is a mix of popular favorites alongside great classics, with groups that also stretch audiences’ imaginations with some visionary musical concepts and collaborations, with established jazz heavyweights and upcoming rising stars.

Juilliard Jazz presents “The Ever Modern Ellington: 1920-1970″

Posted September 2, 2016

Juilliard Jazz presents “The Ever Modern Ellington: 1920-1970″ on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 7:30pm in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Honors Centennials of Gillespie, Fitzgerald, Santamaria, Monk

Posted September 1, 2016

Jazz at Lincoln Center will honor the centennials of four of music’s most important and influential figures who left an indelible legacy of music that has inspired generations of musicians, composers and singers.

Wadada Leo Smith Receives Hammer Museum’s 2016 Mohn Award

Posted September 1, 2016

Trumpeter, composer and musical visionary Wadada Leo Smith has received the Hammer Museum 2016 Mohn Award for Career Achievement “honoring brilliance and resilience.”

Zildjian Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of K Custom Hybrid Cymbals

Posted September 1, 2016

The Avedis Zildjian Company is celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of its most popular cymbal lines, the K Custom Hybrid line of cymbals.