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Spotlight

  • Lynne Arriale: Teaching Fearlessness

    Jazzed Magazine | December 9, 2009First making a major splash when she won the 1993 International Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Lynne Arriale has subsequently claimed a prominent position in the world of modern jazz through a string of lauded performances and recordings including her most recent CD/DVD, Nuance: The Bennett Studio Sessions (Mote;ma) that have charmed critics and fans, […] Read More...
  • John Scofield: Jazz Can be Learned, but it Can’t be Taught

    Jazzed Magazine | October 28, 2009John Scofield’s rock- and RB-infused approach to jazz guitar has made him one of the most prominent voices on the instrument for decades. Along with Bill Frissell and Pat Metheny (the “big three” of contemporary jazz guitar), Scofield has exerted an immeasurable influence on generations of musicians who’ve followed. Early collaborations in the ’70s with […] Read More...
  • George Garzone: Becoming a Part of the Music

    Jazzed Magazine | September 14, 2009Since the 1970s, saxophonist George Garzone has been a key player in contemporary jazz, notably as a member of The Fringe, a jazz trio that also includes drummer Bob Gullotti and bassist John Lockwood. As a performer and recording artist, he’s worked with the likes of John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, Michael […] Read More...
  • A New Breed …of Jazz Director

    Jazzed Magazine | March 18, 2009Young, Aggressive, and Emphasizing Performing in the Community A Tenacious Kevin Cole Sees the Big Picture Webster Groves High School boasts one of the finest jazz education and performance programs in the Midwest and Kevin Cole, a young director who got the gig right out of college, is in his tenth year running it. Cole […] Read More...
  • Bart Marantz: Anything is Possible

    Jazzed Magazine | February 6, 2009Currently director of Jazz Studies at the acclaimed Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (BWHSPVA) in Dallas and previously on staff at Jones County Junior College (Ellsville, Miss.) and Lake Sumter Community College (Leesburg, Fla.), Bart Marantz has been playing an active role in shaping the future of jazz for […] Read More...
  • Dave Samuels: Achieving One Unified Voice

    Jazzed Magazine | January 22, 2009A skilled marimba player and vibraphonist, Dave Samuels has collaborated with some of the biggest names in modern jazz: Gary Burton, Pat Metheney, Frank Zappa, John Scofield, and Gerry Mulligan, among others. Through his work in Spyro Gyra, with Don Friedman in Double Image, with The Caribbean Jazz Project and on his own solo projects, […] Read More...
  • Dealing in Human Emotions

    Jazzed Magazine | August 19, 2008A fearlessly creative and inspired drummer, Chico Hamilton has exerted enormous influence on the world of jazz both as a recording and performing artist, as well as a keen-eyed (and eared) scout for fresh new talent. Hamilton was immersed in music virtually from the start his early years saw him playing in a high school […] 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...
  • Bob Sinicrope: Sharing the Gift of Music

    Jazzed Magazine | January 9, 2008Bob Sinicrope has been at the helm of Milton Academy’s (Milton, Massachusetts) acclaimed jazz program since its inception in 1974. His students have won numerous national and regional awards as best high school jazz combo and twice performed for former President Bill Clinton at the White House. Milton’s jazz alumni feature such respected professional musicians […] Read More...
  • Mike Stern: Music is Endless

    Jazzed Magazine | October 30, 2007Since joining Blood, Sweat Tears at the tender age of 22, Mike Stern has proven himself to be among the finest guitarists of his generation. Later stints with iconic figures such as Billy Cobham, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorious, David Sanborn, and the Brecker Brothers afforded Stern the opportunities to cement his reputation as a truly […] Read More...
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