Count Basie

Through a six and half decade career William “Count” Basie exemplified the swing style in a powerful manner.  His bands […]

Harry James

Trumpeter Harry James was very popular with his mainstream sound.  James was born in Albany, Georgia and began his career […]

Art Tatum

“God is in the house tonight” were the famous words uttered by pianist/composer extraordinaire Fats Waller on Art Tatum.  In […]

Minority Arrangement

Marc Mommaas arrangement of Gigi Gryce’s Minority, written for the students of the theory and improvisation workshop. The arrangement includes […]

John Coltrane

John William Coltrane spent a career of searching and scaling new heights, with thrilling highs, and some things that leave […]

Coleman Hawkins

When discussing artists at the forefront of their fields and then embracing change, naturally adapting with their own voices names […]

Louis Armstrong

Throughout the history of Jazz, perhaps it can be said there is no more influential figure than Louis Armstrong. From […]

Stanley Turrentine

Stanley Turrentine was one of the big toned tenors in the tradition of Illinois Jacquet and Gene Ammons. His sumptuous […]

Gary Burton’s Improv Class

Take a two-hour class, recorded at Loyola University, with vibraphonist extraordinaire and Berklee teacher Gary Burton. You’ll also hear us […]

Modern Jazz

Hi everybody! Time to share some music. We had a great class last night with my Modern Jazz Workshop and […]

What are your favorites?

During the holiday break, Andrea (our teacher) asked us to learn three blues and three rhythm changes tunes. So to […]

More Daahoud

Here is a link to Clifford Brown’s trumpet solo taken from the Clifford Brown Complete EmArcy recordings. Emily Remler’s guitar […]