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. […]

Angelica

Today our warm up was in the Mingus blues composition called” Noddin Your Head Blues.” It’s a slow blues using […]

Duke Ellington

When I showed up to class we had a violinists and a new pianist. The pianist Bob told us he […]

Interview on Critical Jazz website.

Hi! I wanna share with you an interview that I had with journalist Brent Black from Critical Jazz. I think […]

I’ll Remember April

There’s a good discussion about chord subs on this tune on website all about jazz, including this contrefact  (new melody) […]

new tunes

Back to some warmups involving the modes in major and scoped out the locrian natural 2, 6th mode of melodic […]

tunes

Today we worked mostly on originals. Two tunes of Clement, one in 5/4 and one with a cycle of 3/4 […]

My Foolish Heart

What does My Foolish Heart have in Blue Moon and Heart and Soul, and with many hits from the 1950’s […]