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Upclose: Jason Moran

Upclose: Jason Moran

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The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game
Pete Malinverni - What's on your Playlist?

Pete Malinverni - What's on your Playlist?

Pete Malinverni - What's on your Playlist?
Hot Wax - August/September 2017

Hot Wax - August/September 2017

Hot Wax - August/September 2017
Gearcheck - August/September 2017

Gearcheck - August/September 2017

Gearcheck - August/September 2017

Featured Articles


Tyler Reese: What’s on Your Playlist?

Guitar virtuoso Tyler Reese is making a name for himself as a significant innovator of contemporary instrumental music, particularly jazz-fusion, […]

Teaching Jazz in the ‘Classical’ Lesson

Improvisation is Essential to Becoming a Truly Complete Musician By Andrew J. Allen

Hot Wax: Album Reviews – May 2017

Bill O’Connell Monk’s Cha Cha – Live at the Carnegie-Farian Room (Savant) Bill O’Connell – solo piano Pianist Bill O’Connell […]

Featured: Lessons Learned


Teaching Jazz in the ‘Classical’ Lesson

Improvisation is Essential to Becoming a Truly Complete Musician By Andrew J. Allen

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.

Featured: Focus Session


The Imitation Game

How Do We Learn to Improvise?

Approaching Altered Sounds

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

Featured: What's on Your Playlist?


Pete Malinverni – What’s on your Playlist?

A look at the current play list of pianist/composer/educator Pete Malinverni.

Tyler Reese: What’s on Your Playlist?

Guitar virtuoso Tyler Reese is making a name for himself as a significant innovator of contemporary instrumental music, particularly jazz-fusion, […]

What’s On Your Playlist: Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra

A look at what Brent Wallarab and Mark Buselli are currently listening to.

The Latest JAZZed News


Eastman School of Music Announces New Master’s Degree in Music Leadership

Posted September 21, 2017

The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has announced the launch of a new master’s degree program designed for individuals who are musicians but who also desire to lead traditional and non-traditional musical arts organizations.

OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest Celebrates 14 Years

Posted September 21, 2017

The 14th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest took place this past September 16, offering guests nine hours of live music, a beer and wine garden, and acres of vendors selling international cuisine and merchandise at the Oskar Schindler Center for the Performing Arts.

TD James Moody Jazz Festival Coming This November

Posted September 21, 2017

The sixth annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival will take place from November 4 to 12 the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Fifth Annual ‘Fans Decision Jazz Awards’ To Take Place on October 9

Posted September 21, 2017

Metropolitan Room and Hot House Jazz Magazine will present the 5th annual “Fans Decision Jazz Awards” on October 9, hosted by singer and musician Antoinette Montague.

Bob Porter Discusses New Book at Detroit Jazz Festiva

Posted September 7, 2017

Bob Porter, a record producer, jazz writer, and broadcaster, recently appeared at the Detroit Jazz Festival to discuss his new book Soul Jazz: Jazz in the Black Community, 1945-1975.