Working from home? Switch to the DIGITAL edition of JAZZed. CLICK HERE to signup now!
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Dr. Larry Ridley, AAJC Executive Director Bassist Extraordinaire

November 19, 2010

Since the late 1970s Dr. Ridley has been working in an advisory role with the Honorable Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) on numerous jazz projects, E.G., the NEA Jazz-Artists-In Schools Program (1978-1982), the drafting of House Concurrent Resolution 57 (1987) and the Jazz Issues Panels presented annually at the Congressional Black Caucus Conferences in Washington, DC. […]

Read More…

November 2010

Forestone Reeds Forestone’s synthetic reeds are made of a proprietary resin that contains wood cellulose fibre, more than fifty percent of which is bamboo. In addition, Forestone reeds are injection molded as opposed to machined using knives and other shaping and cutting tools. This fabrication produces a reed with a smooth vamp and a flat […]

Read More…

The Interchangeability of Modes

Although the diatonic modes differ from one another, when they share a common fundamental tone (C Dorian, C Phrygian, C Lydian, etc.) that tone acts as a powerful unifying force. It may even be said that when the modes share a common fundamental tone, that tone places the modes in the same tonality (feeling of […]

Read More…

Creating and Using Synthetic Scales for Guitar

Major and minor scales and their related modes and arpeggios are the cornerstones of improvisation. But sometimes “home improvements” are needed. You can infuse some sonic curb appeal with synthetics. Synthetics build upon what you already know. By adding key notes or leaving some out, you can quickly produce an interesting variation on a scale […]

Read More…

‘Plan B’ for the Jazz Musician

We all know how hard it is to make a living today as a jazz musician. Clubs have dwindled, interest in the music isn’t what it once was, digital technology has replaced live musicians with synthesized sounds. The dedicated jazz player need never give up his or her aspirations, but it never hurts to come […]

Read More…

New Notable Music Releases for November 2010

New Notable Music Releases for November 2010 October 5 Brad Goode Tight Like This [Delmark]Dave Holland Pepe Habichuela Hands [Dare2]JALC Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Victoria Suite [Emarcy]Raul Malo Sinners Saints [Fantasy]Alexander McCabe Quiz [Consolidated Artists Productions`]Jacob Melchior It’s About Time [Jacob Melchior]Houston Person Moment to Moment [High Note]Take 6 The Most Wonderful Time of the […]

Read More…

November 2010

Next Generation Jazz Festival Now Accepting Applications The Monterey Jazz Festival’s 7th Annual Next Generation Jazz Festival will feature some of the nation’s most talented middle school, high school, conglomerate, and college jazz musicians and vocalists. The Next Generation Jazz Festival will take place in Monterey, Calif., April 1 – 3, 2011. The competition is […]

Read More…

Leslie Pintchik

NYC-based pianist and composer Leslie Pintchik got a late start in music; prior to becoming a jazz musician, she taught English literature (as a teaching assistant) at Columbia University. Early in her music career, she surfaced on the Manhattan scene in a trio with legendary bassist Red Mitchell at Bradley’s. Pintchik’s debut CD, So Glad […]

Read More…

Marketing the Music

The drummer is the president as he’s the loudest one in the group. The bassist is the judiciary as he addresses the harmony and the rhythm, and the piano and rhythm section is the legislature represents all of the notes and all of the keys. They all work together by listening to one another.” These […]

Read More…

Keeping the Flame Alive

Dr. Lou Fischer has been an active musician for nearly half a century, with much of that time spent establishing himself as a versatile, in-demand jazz artist and educator, and respected music publisher. As a performer, he’s worked with the likes of Airto, The Crusaders, Red Rodney, Charlie Byrd, Andy Williams, Bill Watrous, Tony Bennett, […]

Read More…
The Latest News and Gear in Your Inbox - Sign Up Today!

Check Out Some Past JazzEd Magazine Issues