What makes Jazz different from other music?

Many listeners new to Jazz who may be casual, or fans of other music may wonder what makes Jazz different […]

Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd was one of the most consistent trumpeters to come out of the fertile Detroit Jazz scene that immigrated […]

Steve Swallow – Falling Grace

The New York Jazz Workshop Improvisation class is now working on an amazing tune written by Steve Swallow named Falling […]

Essential Jazz Listening – Part1 -Tips for newcomers

Jazz can often be a daunting genre for newcomers. With so many styles, artists and genres within the form, and […]

Fats Waller

Fats Waller was one of the consummate entertainers during the early years of Jazz into the swing era. Born in […]

Art Blakey

Art Blakey for six decades led one of the greatest small group Jazz ensembles in history. The Jazz Messengers was […]

Chick Webb

Inventive and dynamic, Chick Webb lead one of the most swinging big bands of the 30’s, where he regularly held […]

Sarah Vaughn

Easily one of the most visible and well known vocalists of her generation, Sarah Vaughn was gifted with an enormous […]

Billy Eckstine

Billy Eckstine was one of the most important male vocalists in Jazz during the 1940’s being as popular as Frank […]

Gene Krupa

Gene Krupa with his drive and showmanship made him a favorite of many listeners. His work on Benny Goodman’s “Sing […]

Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny is one of Jazz’s most influential guitar players of the past 40 years. His tone, innovative use of […]

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald is rightly one of the iconic female American Jazz vocalists. She combined lightness, creativity with interpretation, and hornlike […]