The importance of listening… Milestones!

Hi everybody! Last night we had Amy, a great flute player sitting in our Bebop Workshop class. Everybody immediately realized […]

Vocal Improvisation by ear

This past Thursday Jazz Vocal Workshop was one of the best ever.  A few sessions ago, I attempted improvised vocal harmony to the class […]


Whenever I’m working on a tune, I listen to how the pros handle the changes and follow along with transcriptions […]

Season three on and upward

Had a subtle start to the new session of the Jazz Vocal Workshop last week and this past Thursday since […]

Last Vocal Workshop for the second Session

A little late to blogging about last weeks workshop this week after a busy week of teaching and performances.  Last […]


MONDAY MAY 7TH BEBOP/POST BOP COMBO MARK SHERMAN I was the drummer for combo yesterday but of course it does […]

Intermediate Jazz Improvisation

I recently began reading Intermediate Jazz Improvisation (George Bouchard, Jamey Aebersold Jazz) and came across this paragraph which resonated with what […]

Tuesday May 1st – Getting ready for Smalls!

Hi Everyone, We had a great class last Tuesday, thanks to Charlie Caldarola to sit at the drums with us! […]

Bird’s Anthropology Solo

There’s a nice analysis of Bird’s solo on Anthropology on Peter Spitzer’s blog, which includes a link to Bird’s solo Youtube. You’ll […]

Vocal Harmonies Sung by Ear

W O W !!! As much as I love teaching and as much fun as well as learning we have in […]


The group is starting to sound like a band. We played the best variation of Minority so far, by heart, […]

little update

We had a fantastic class, and all the students are making great progress. Today we worked on a new tune […]