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Bob Sinicrope: Sharing the Gift of Music

January 9, 2008

Bob Sinicrope has been at the helm of Milton Academy’s (Milton, Massachusetts) acclaimed jazz program since its inception in 1974. His students have won numerous national and regional awards as best high school jazz combo and twice performed for former President Bill Clinton at the White House. Milton’s jazz alumni feature such respected professional musicians […]

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Dana Leong

Dana Leong is an accomplished young performer, composer, and producer who has been gaining recognition for his distinctive fusion of jazz, hip-hop, classical, rock, and sonic soundscapes. At the age of 27, Leong has already collaborated with the likes of Paquito D’Rivera, Ray Charles, Diddy, Norah Jones, Dafnis Prieto, Talib Kweli, Wynton Marsalis, and Christian […]

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My Lessons From Herb Pomeroy

Like thousands of other musicians, I was deeply saddened when I heard of the passing of Herb Pomeroy in August 2007. Herb was perhaps the most influential jazz educator of the last fifty years inspiring and mentoring generations of the top musicians from the Berklee College of Music. The lessons that I learned from Herb […]

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January 2008

November 26 Anders Bergcrantz About Time (Stunt) Anthony Braxton Performance Quartet (Hatology) Bob Degan Chartreuse (Tokuma Japan Comm.) Pierre Dorge Jazz is Like a Banana (Steeplechase) Kurt Edelhagen Evergreens (CPO) Bill Gerhardt Stained Glass (Steeplechase) Andrew Rathbun Affairs of State (Steeplechase) Spike Robinson I Wish I Knew (Nagel-Heyer) Hazel Scott 1946-1947 (Classics France) December 3 […]

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January 2008

New Finish to Pearl CongasDesigned by one of the most technically proficient conga players around, Pearl’s Richie Flores Signature Oak Congas feature the exclusive “vertical” fade Lunar Eclipse finish transitions from Silver to Midnight Blue dusted in stellar sparks as you turn the drums. Fade your congas from left to right, right to left, all […]

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Maximizing the Benefits of Solo Transcription

While there are many pedagogical approaches to jazz improvisation, the most effective method of learning to play jazz remains learning tunes, phrases, and solos by ear from significant recordings. It is through this process that we gain an intimate knowledge not only of musical vocabulary, but also countless other essential musical elements such as phrasing, […]

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