Approaching Altered Sounds

December 13, 2016

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

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Road Map to Latin Jazz Style Interpretation

September 6, 2016

A step-by-step method for finding a more specific Latin style solution from the jungle of possibilities.

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Mastering Chord Tones – Not Scales – to Excel at Improvisation

December 31, 2015

A look at Jazz scales, one of the first things many new students ask about.

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‘Intrepid Fox’ A Melodic Analysis – Part I

October 27, 2015

A look inside Freddie Hubbard’s composition, “Intrepid Fox”.

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Focus Session: Miles Davis

April 9, 2015

Genius Repeats Itself: Lessons of Understanding Artistic Vision

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Focus Session: Horace Silver

December 3, 2014

Joyful Jazz: An Homage to Horace Silver

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Big Band Orchestration

October 24, 2014

Orchestrating for Big Band: The First Steps

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Hitting That Stride

September 5, 2014

A look at The Origin and Musical Characteristics of Stride Piano style.

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Thad Jones – A Forgotten Giant?

January 6, 2014

Let Us Not Forget His Place In Jazz!

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Focus Session: Triplets

November 8, 2013

Unlocking the Power of the Triplet in the College Classroom.

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