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  • Billy Cobham: The Musician as a Student

    Jazzed Magazine | March 24, 2010Throughout his storied career, Billy Cobham has constantly been one of the most innovative and influential drummers in the world of jazz. Scratch that Billy Cobham is one of the most innovative and influential drummers in the world, period. In 1968, while on tour with Horace Silver, Cobham played one of the first ever Electronic […] Read More...
  • Those Who Can Do, Teach

    Jazzed Magazine | March 2, 2010David is not only a giant in terms of awards, books, and honors, but is a true jazz legend and brilliant teacher. The saying, “those who can’t do, teach” does not apply to Baker or even his own mentors. Baker has studied with some of the greatest jazz legends, including J.J. Johnson, Bob Brookmeyer, George […] Read More...
  • 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...
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