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Regina Carter: ‘Embrace. Engage. Evolve’

Regina Carter: ‘Embrace. Engage. Evolve’

Trying to briefly encapsulate the genre-spanning work of globe traveling, Grammy-nominated violinist Regina Carter is challenging...
Regina Carter: ‘Embrace. Engage. Evolve’
The Jazz Saxophonist: Two Methods of Embouchure Formation for Developing a Great Tone

The Jazz Saxophonist: Two Methods of Embouchure Formation for Developing a Great Tone

Without correct embouchure, a saxophonist’s tone, intonation, response, musical expressiveness, and performance enjoyment will be severely hindered.
The Jazz Saxophonist: Two Methods of Embouchure Formation for Developing a Great Tone
Gearcheck: January 2017

Gearcheck: January 2017

The best new gear for Jazz Educators and Musicians - January 2017
Gearcheck: January 2017
The Titan Jazz & Art Festival: A Model for Others

The Titan Jazz & Art Festival: A Model for Others

In Part II of this feature, we pick up Brian Rollins’ in-depth look at the Titan Jazz & Arts Festival.
The Titan Jazz & Art Festival: A Model for Others
What's on Your Playlist: Ken Schaphorst

What's on Your Playlist: Ken Schaphorst

A look at what composer, performer, and educator Ken Schaphorst is listening to.
What's on Your Playlist: Ken Schaphorst

Featured Articles


Kevin Sun: What’s On Your Playlist?

A look at the playlist of Kevin Sun – an accomplished saxophonist-clarinetist, improvisor-composer, and writer-blogger.

The Titan Jazz & Art Festival: A Model for Others – Part I

A distinctive approach to festivals where students perform AFTER receiving the clinician’s advice.

Stanton Moore: Keeping Time and Making Time

The much-acclaimed New Orleans jazz-funk drummer juggles an astounding array of musical collaborations – yet somehow finds time and energy to be an instructor and mentor to aspiring beatmakers.

Featured: Lessons Learned


The Titan Jazz & Art Festival: A Model for Others

In Part II of this feature, we pick up Brian Rollins’ in-depth look at the Titan Jazz & Arts Festival.

The Titan Jazz & Art Festival: A Model for Others – Part I

A distinctive approach to festivals where students perform AFTER receiving the clinician’s advice.

Jazz in the Context of Chamber Music – Part I

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

Featured: Focus Session


Approaching Altered Sounds

Using a one-octave major scale as a resource to introduce the “outside” sounds.

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.

Featured: What's on Your Playlist?


What’s on Your Playlist: Ken Schaphorst

A look at what composer, performer, and educator Ken Schaphorst is listening to.

Kevin Sun: What’s On Your Playlist?

A look at the playlist of Kevin Sun – an accomplished saxophonist-clarinetist, improvisor-composer, and writer-blogger.

Jason Anick – What’s on Your Playlist?

One of the youngest instructors at Berklee College of Music, Jason Anick is rapidly making a name for himself in […]

The Latest JAZZed News


2017 ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo Lineup Announced

Posted February 10, 2017

Seventeen songwriters and producers from all music genres will be among those who take the stage at this year’s ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo.

NAfME’s 2017 Student Composers Competition is Now Accepting Submissions

Posted February 10, 2017

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is seeking original music written by student composers for featured performance in the 2017 Young Composer Concert, held in Dallas, Texas, and the 2017 All National Honor Orchestra performance as part of the All National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) performances at Walt Disney World.

Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture Anounces Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey’

Posted February 10, 2017

The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture announces “Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey,’ a multi-day, in-depth examination of his career through concerts, panels, film, dance, and more.

DC Jazz Festival Announces 2017 Artists

Posted February 10, 2017

The DC Jazz Festival® (DC JazzFest), released its initial headliners.

Honorees at the 32nd Annual Bistro Awards Gala

Posted February 10, 2017

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love, whom Rolling Stone has called “one of the greatest singers of all time,” and stage actress, cabaret, and concert singer Carol Woods are among the artists who will be honored at the 32nd Annual Bistro Awards Gala on Monday, March 13 at 6:30 pm at Gotham Comedy Club