Gearcheck – September 2016

September 6, 2016

The latest and greatest gear for jazz educators and musicians – September 2016.

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Fred Hersch

Eight-time Grammy Award nominee and jazz maestro Fred Hersch is having some big moments in his life.

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What was Minstrelsy?

Anyone who has ever taken a course in jazz history has come across this fascinating topic, along with dance music referred to as “cakewalk.”

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Marcos Varela – What’s on your Playlist?

A look at what Bassist Marcos Varela, one of the young bright lights on the NYC jazz scene, is listening to.

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Gear Check – April/May 2016

May 20, 2016

The latest and greatest gear for jazz educators and musicians!

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Hot Wax – April/May 2016

Jazz album reviews for April and May 2016.

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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.

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Maria Schneider – Music is About Life

Q&A with Grammy-winning jazz orchestra leader, Maria Schneider.

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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.

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Gear Check – March 2016

April 8, 2016

A look at the latest gear for jazz educators and players – March 2016.

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