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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


Jazz Education Network Young Composer Showcase Applications Open for 2017

Posted May 19, 2016

The JEN Young Composer Showcase is designed to spotlight young jazz composers and give students an opportunity to have an original composition recognized and performed at the International level.

Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces 2016 Ertegun Jazz Hall Of Fame Nominees Online Public Vote

Posted May 19, 2016

Jazz at Lincoln Center offers jazz fans around the world the opportunity to participate in the 2016 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame induction process.

Made in New York Third Annual Jazz Gala

Posted May 19, 2016

This year marks the third annual Made In New York Jazz Gala May 21, 7:30pm at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York.

Jazz Education Network At International Jazz Day 2016 In Washington, D.C.

Posted May 19, 2016

On April 30, 2016, Washington, D.C., served as the International Jazz Day Global Host City.

Jazz Artists Of Charleston Announce Piccolo Spoleto Schedule

Posted May 19, 2016

Jazz Artists Of Charleston (JAC) announce their Piccolo Spoleto Festival performances, which include the JAC Piccolo Jazz Series and the JAC Jazz Jam.