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Today’s Well Rounded Musician

July 9, 2010

When Shelton Berg, this month’s featured educator, performed at the recent JEN conference at the University of Missouri in St. Louis, it was as though he was being propelled up from the piano bench and wanted to bring the keyboard out in front of the audience to help launch them into the music. His energy […]

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July 2010

The Zoom H1 Handy Recorder Weighing in at about two ounces, Zoom’s H1 recorder delivers clear 24-bit/96 kHz stereo recordings suitable for music, interviews, lectures, recitals, band practice, and more. The H1’s two onboard microphones are configured in an X/Y pattern. The H1 also features a newly designed user interface that places all its functions […]

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Shelton Berg: How the Spiritual and the Technical Come Together to Make Art

Shelton Berg, dean of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, is a classically trained pianist who has had one heck of a jazz career. “I’ve played with a lot of the people that I never dreamed I’d get to play with,” he says. Berg worked his way through college playing six […]

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Jeff Lorber

A key figure in fusion and contemporary jazz for over 30 years, keyboardist/composer Jeff Lorber draws upon his background in RB, rock, and other idioms to create a musical voice that’s distinctly his own. With the Jeff Lorber Fusion, he toured the world in the ’80s and scored a Best RB Instrumental Grammy nomination for […]

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July 2010

NAMM Foundation’s 2011 Program Grant The NAMM Foundation’s Phase I of its 2011 Program Grant initiative opened on June 15, 2010. The Foundation seeks to fund proposals for projects that further the music products industry’s mission of creating more active music makers of all ages and expanding access to music making. The Foundation Program Grants […]

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New Notable Music Releases for July 2010

New Notable Music Releases for July 2010. All dates subject to change. June 22 Bob Baldwin Never Can Say Goodbye [Trippin Rhythm]Norman Brown Sending My Love [Peak]Jonathan Fritzen Diamonds [Nordic Night]Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her [Capri]Herbie Hancock The Imagine Project [Herbie Hancock Records]The Wynton Marsalis Quintet Richard Galliano From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf: […]

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Playing Jazz on the Bassoon

In recent years, several instruments not traditionally associated with jazz have come into the picture, including various strings instruments, brass, and woodwinds. There are many reasons why the entry of new instruments into jazz is now taking place, some of which I would like to cover in this article. From the start of jazz or […]

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History and Culture #149;in the Classroom’: Why Performing Charts Well is Simply Not Enough

What a joy it is to teach and to play jazz. We perform a music that is full of joy and community

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Charting Songs

Learning jazz repertoire takes time, and it can be very helpful to have a way to organize what you’ve learned so you can better remember it. This is a method of documenting critical song information for reference in the practice room, or as an aid in rehearsals and performances. There are five components to document. […]

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Crossword Solution – July 2010

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