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  • The Power of Pentatonics

    Jazzed Magazine | August 19, 2008Pentatonic scales are everywhere! They can be found in folk music from all around the world including: China, Japan, Greece, Poland, Indonesia, Ethiopia, and Scotland. American spirituals such as “Amazing Grace” and “Old Man River” utilize pentatonic scales exclusively and many rock guitar players have built their entire careers upon the five notes of the […] Read More...
  • Applying Guide Tones to Improvisation

    Jazzed Magazine | August 19, 2008Many times a student has come to me and said, “I need to learn all my scales, so I can become a jazz musician!” Most scales consist of seven notes and I might say to that student, “Let’s just play one of the notes from the scale, say the 3rd or the 7th.” – Read More...
  • Brownie Speaks: A Symposium celebrating and documenting the life, music, and legacy of Clifford Brown

    Jazzed Magazine | July 14, 2008The University of the Arts presents Brownie Speaks:A Symposium celebrating and documenting the life, music, and legacy of Clifford Brown Symposium dates: October 30, 31, and November 1, 2008Sponsored by: The Philadelphia Music Project, a program of the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Heritage, funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by The University […] Read More...
  • The Jazz Education Network is Launched!

    Jazzed Magazine | June 4, 2008The Jazz Education Network (JEN) newly formed on June 1st. The association will be focused on advancing and expanding jazz education, jazz performance opportunities and jazz audiences. More than 35 leaders from the jazz education community and its affiliated industries gathered in suburban Chicago to discuss the need for an organization geared to serve professionals […] Read More...
  • Diane Schuur

    Jazzed Magazine | May 7, 2008Diane Schuur, who has collaborated with the likes of B.B. King, Stan Getz, the Count Basie Orchestra, and Ray Charles, first made major waves in the jazz world with her stirring interpretation of “Amazing Grace” at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1979. Following a televised gig at the White House in 1982, Schuur’s career was […] Read More...
  • April-May 2008

    Jazzed Magazine | May 7, 2008April 8 George Duke Reach for It (Sony Japan) Benny Goodman Swing is the Thing (Retrieval) Wayne Horvitz One Dance Alone (Songlines) Bill O’Connell Triple Play (Savant) Arturo O’Farrill Song for Chico (Zoho Music) Poolplayers Way Below the Surface (Songlines) Rocket Number Nine Zoom Zoom Rocket Number Nine Zoom Zoom (Contraphonic) Cecil Taylor The Willisau […] Read More...
  • April-May 2008

    Jazzed Magazine | May 7, 2008NS Design CR4 Bass CelloJoining the NS Design family of bass instruments, the four-string CR4 Bass Cello offers authentic upright bass tone with a 34-inch bass guitar scale and standard bass tuning. The NS Bass Cello is supplied with a deluxe padded gig bag and the patented Boomerang Strap System. Interchangeable tripod and endpin stand […] Read More...
  • 2008 Jazz Educator’s Resource Guide

    Jazzed Magazine | May 7, 2008As part of our commitment to providing readers with resources essential to achievement in the world of music performance and education, JAZZed presents our second annual Jazz Directors’ Resource Guide: a summary of key product suppliers, organizations, service providers, schools, and much more. Enlarged and updated since last year to now include over 500 listings, […] Read More...
  • IAJE Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Jazzed Magazine | April 21, 2008The world of jazz education is mourning the loss of the one organization that was dedicated to this specific field of music as the IAJE (International Assn. of Jazz Educators) has officially closed its doors. According to a letter from Chuck Owen, the President of IAJE on Friday, April 18, “the board voted to file […] Read More...
  • Jim Widner Tracking the Measure of Progress

    Jazzed Magazine | March 11, 2008Amongst the foremost names in, and advocates for, jazz camps and workshops, Jim Widner is also an accomplished performer, recording artist, and educator. Widner currently serves as director of Jazz Studies/Artist in Residence at the University of Missouri, St. Louis and has also taught at Memphis State University and North Texas State University, in addition […] Read More...
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