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Gordon Goodwin

March 23, 2011

If Gordon Goodwin never wrote, performed, or arranged music again, he’d already have made his mark. As a successful Hollywood composer, Goodwin has racked up eleven Grammy nominations (winning an award in 2006 for his Instrumental Arrangement of “Incredits” from the film, “The Incredibles”) and three Emmy Awards. As a performer (keyboards, woodwinds) he’s collaborated […]

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Making History

The history of jazz is a subject that many accomplished writers and producers have tackled, some with significantly greater success than others. Besides actual recorded performances, there have been numerous methods of documenting this art, from books, periodicals, and essays, to movies and documentaries. Some of the great efforts in this area have included Ted […]

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Jazz: Not Just Another Four-Letter Word At APAP/NYC

At APAP/NYC 2011 a global conference presented by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), January 7-11, 2011 at the Hilton New York, and themed “Vision 2021” jazz, “America’s classical music,” as the late Dr. Billy Taylor coined it, was very present: among jazz journalists and APAP members at several sessions, with jazz agents/exhibitors in […]

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Are You Ready for the Summer…?

As we head into winter’s home stretch, JAZZed decided to speak with a few experienced instructors about the potential benefits for students who attend summer jazz camps. For those of you who haven’t yet done much with such programs, consider this roundtable (imagine a very small “table” we limited ourselves to speaking with three teachers) […]

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Delfeayo Marsalis: A Responsibility to the Music…

Being driven around the neighborhoods of the Crescent City, discussing jazz with one of the Marsalis clan for an hour or so not a bad way to spend an afternoon, right? This past January, while at the JEN Conference, that’s the situation I was lucky enough to find myself in. Delfeayo Marsalis ( doesn’t (yet) […]

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