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

January 12, 2017

Without correct embouchure, a saxophonist’s tone, intonation, response, musical expressiveness, and performance enjoyment will be severely hindered.

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Gearcheck: January 2017

The best new gear for Jazz Educators and Musicians – January 2017

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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.

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What’s on Your Playlist: Ken Schaphorst

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

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

December 13, 2016

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

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Kevin Sun: What’s On Your Playlist?

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

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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.

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Approaching Altered Sounds

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

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GearCheck – December 2016

The latest and greatest gear for Jazz Educators and Musicains.

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Jason Anick – What’s on Your Playlist?

October 19, 2016

One of the youngest instructors at Berklee College of Music, Jason Anick is rapidly making a name for himself in the world of jazz violin and mandolin. He’s also an ace composer. As the Boston Globe noted: “Jason’s compositional voice is as distinctive as his virtuoso playing.” In addition to leading his own contemporary jazz […]

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