An Unpopular Perspective on Jazz Education

Monday, 13 January 2014 00:43
Read by 76825 Peoples
Over the years, as I have assumed the role of “Jazz Educator”, both within and outside of “institutions of higher learning”, I have often been approached by students seeking help…

Department of Lesser Amplification

Monday, 13 January 2014 00:41
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Music communicates from one human body to another through vibrations in the air.  Anything which intercedes in this connection can only serve to pollute and demean the potential of this…

The Piano and the Art of Jazz Accompaniment

Monday, 13 January 2014 00:37
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    Some years ago I spent two weeks working with an experienced jazz pianist, a deeply intellectual man with great technical skills and enormous ability and inventiveness as a jazz…

Jazz Drumming, from a Bass Player/Composer's Point of View

Sunday, 12 January 2014 16:36
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    What do jazz drummers play? How is it that the sound of the cymbal "ride" patterns of great jazz drummers is so personal that it can be identified by…

A Musician Pleads for Quiet

Sunday, 12 January 2014 07:27
Read by 1985 Peoples
Most of the restaurants in town serve canned music along with the fresh food and conversation.  It used to be worse.  Some time ago, this dining ambiance was all “New…

Latest News

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 18:32
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The Chuck Israels Jazz Orchsestra has signed with Dow Artists booking agency.  Shantel Dow will represent the orchestra for the 2014-2015 season.

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