MONDAY MAY 7TH BEBOP/POST BOP COMBO MARK SHERMAN

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 […]

Tunes

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 […]

Along Came Betty, Stablemates & Beatrice

Today is my first sub for Mark Sherman (he’s on tour in Europe), has been a pleasure to work and […]

26-2, After You’ve Gone, Star Eyes,

The last month has been a productive one in the combo. We have had a variety of different chairs not […]

Jazz Vocal Workshop back up and running…

I had a sweet time on the road in March and so great to return to running the The Jazz […]

Hal Galper

There are portions of various Hal Galper masterclasses on Youtube in which he discusses various aspects of jazz improvisation. I […]

Rhythm Changes

Want to understand rhythm changes and some useful advice, with examples, about how to improvise on them? Check this out. […]