Jim Widner Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of His Big Band and Summer Jazz Camps

November 7, 2017

Jim Widner’s influence on jazz education is one for the ages.

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Upclose: Jason Moran

September 5, 2017

Finding and Choosing Your Path – nan interview with pianist, composer, and bandleader Jason Moran

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The Imitation Game

How Do We Learn to Improvise?

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Pete Malinverni – What’s on your Playlist?

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

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Hot Wax – August/September 2017

Jazz album reviews for August and September 2017.

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Gearcheck – August/September 2017

The latest and greatest gear for jazz musicians and educators – August/September 2017

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Tyler Reese: What’s on Your Playlist?

May 1, 2017

Guitar virtuoso Tyler Reese is making a name for himself as a significant innovator of contemporary instrumental music, particularly jazz-fusion, deftly incorporating elements of jazz, rock, funk, rhythm and blues, fusion, and orchestral. Reese started studying classical piano at the age of three, took up the guitar when he was ten years old, and began […]

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Teaching Jazz in the ‘Classical’ Lesson

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

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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 is something of a self-effacing jazz player – though he’s been active since the 1970s, he’s helmed only about a dozen albums since 1978. But O’Connell has kept very busy, accompanying Sonny Rollins and Chet […]

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Gear Check – May 2017

Accessories Sprays from SoundSynergies Sprays from SoundSynergies condition instruments in all major music categories against oxidation and corrosion. Different maintenance and conditioning formulas in the sprays prevent oxidation and remove dried oil deposits, grime, and contaminants that trap corrosive moisture on instruments. Because the formulas are hydrophobic, the spray also eliminates condensation and humidity, and […]

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