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Featured: Spotlight

Spotlight: Jim Snidero

Bebop, ‘Bird’, and Keeping Pandemic Blues at Bay.

National Museum of African American Music Opens in Nashville

Dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans.

Hypnotized by the Rhythm

Enter the Multifaceted World of Jason ‘Spicy G’ Goldman.

Featured: Lessons Learned

Teaching Activism Through Jazz

ll White musicians who make a living playing Black music have a moral obligation to speak about racial injustice…

The Art of Jazz Festival Programming

The success or failure of your students’ jazz festival performances, experience and fate might be determined before a note is taught or performed.

Engaging the Big Band

Some rehearsal techniques that create a more student-centered rehearsal environment that increases student engagement.

Featured: Focus Session

Learning to Play Ghosted Notes, the Cannonball Trill, and the Texas Wobble to Enhance Jazz Saxophone Performance

Many jazz saxophonists also use other special techniques which add a great deal of expressiveness and excitement to their performance

Jazz Pedagogy: Learning to Play Using Authentic Jazz Articulations

How to teach musicians to correctly articulate in a jazz swing style.

Developing a Great Jazz Vibrato

Vibrato is a technique used by most advanced musicians to add expression to the music, improve intonation and allow notes to have a singing quality.

Featured: What's on Your Playlist?

What’s On Your Playlist: Tony Glausi

New York- based trumpeter, keyboardist, vocalist, composer, producer, and educator Tony Glausi has made a name for himself collaborating with the likes of Randy Porter, Peter Cincotti, and Halie Loren, amongst others.

What’s on Your Playlist – Noah Haidu?

Pianist Noah Haidu has etched out an uncompromising identity as a pianist and composer by balancing cutting-edge songwriting with stirring improvisations.

What’s on Your Playlist: Ben Rosenblum

A look at what pianist/composer/accordionist Ben Rosenblum is currently listening to.

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