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Gearcheck: October 2014

The latest and greatest gear for jazz educators and musicians....
Gearcheck: October 2014

Hot Wax - Album Reviews - October 2014

Album reviews of recent releases.
Hot Wax - Album Reviews - October 2014

Big Band Orchestration

Orchestrating for Big Band: The First Steps
Big Band Orchestration

Chick Corea

"Let's Get On With Making More Music..."
Chick Corea

A Process to Jazz Improvisation

How do we go about becoming spontaneous improvisers?
A Process to Jazz Improvisation
GearCheck: September 2014

GearCheck: September 2014

A look at the latest and greatest gear, September 2014.
GearCheck: September 2014

Featured Articles


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Dave Holland

This month’s Spotlight features Dave Hollad – Fostering Musical Connections

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Hitting That Stride

A look at The Origin and Musical Characteristics of Stride Piano style.

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Album Reviews-August/September 2014

Kiki Ebsen – Scarecrow Sessions (Painted Pony Media) Kiki Ebsen – vocals, piano John Patitucci – acoustic and electric bass […]

Featured: Lessons Learned


Rabid Jazz

A Semester Abroad, Teaching Jazz in Latvia

Development of Jazz-Blues within American Pop Culture

The blues, which has its roots in the African American spiritual, plays a major role in most popular music forms including gospel, jazz and rock and roll.

Standards? Determining Curricular Repertoire

A continued look at the process of developing standards in Jazz Education

Featured: Focus Session


Big Band Orchestration

Orchestrating for Big Band: The First Steps

Hitting That Stride

A look at The Origin and Musical Characteristics of Stride Piano style.

Thad Jones – A Forgotten Giant?

Let Us Not Forget His Place In Jazz!

Featured: What's on Your Playlist?


Michael Spiro: What’s On Your Playlist?

Internationally renowned percussionist Michael Spiro is an eight-time Grammy nominee whose rhythmic sophistication and musical chops have earned him a […]

Helen Sung – Whats’ On Your Playlist?

A look at what Pianist Helen Sung is currently listening to…

Connie Crothers – What’s On Your Playlist?

A look at what Pianist Connie Crothers is currently listening to…

Latest Jazz Education News


Clef Club Presents 2014 Jazz Awards

Posted October 24, 2014

The Third Annual Clef Club Jazz Awards, we take place at Philadelphia’s Clef Club, Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m.

Joe Albany Biopic Opening in NY/LA

Posted October 24, 2014

On October 24 and 31 in New York and Los Angeles, respectively, Low Down, the film portrayal based on the […]

Melba Liston and Randy Weston 40th Anniversary Concert

Posted October 24, 2014

On October 17th Manhattan School of Music and the Wilbur Ware Institute celebrated the 40th anniversary of the longtime collaboration between NEA Jazz Masters, the late trombonist/arranger Melba Liston (1926-1999) and the renowned jazz pianist Randy Weston.

Jazz St. Louis Opens to the World

Posted October 24, 2014

St. Louis was at the center of the jazz world, as jazz legends, jazz enthusiasts and VIPs gathered at Jazz at the Bistro to celebrate the grand opening of the Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz.

Jarasum Int’l Jazz Fest Hits Korea This Weekend

Posted October 1, 2014

The Jarasum International Jazz Festival returns for its eleventh edition between October 3-5. Last year’s 10th anniversary bash attracted over […]

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