Passionate about the art of vocalese? A brief profile of maestro Giacomo Gates
In the crowded landscape of jazz vocals, there are few like Giacomo Gates. Hailing from Bridgeport Connecticut, and later moving […]
Celebrating the brilliance of bassist Paul Chambers (1935-1969)
April 22nd would have marked the 83rd birthday of the legendary bassist Paul Chambers. Jazz bassists’ role in jazz had […]
What are the effects of jazz music on the brain?
Jazz music’s effects on the brain are vast. Studies conducted with general listeners in mind showed that listening to the […]
What are some accessible styles of jazz?
Jazz has gone through many developments over the past 100 years, and the music is still developing. In the period […]
Africa’s impact on jazz
Africa’s impact on jazz has been huge. Despite the form having a short history of one hundred years, a lot […]
A brief profile of the great Wes Montgomery (1925-1968)
Fifty years ago in 1968 the world lost Wes Montgomery. His playing and revolutionary ideas are ingrained into the fabric […]
What qualifies as a jazz festival?
Jazz is a fairly fluid term these days, characterizing music that centers around improvisation as a key element. Many people […]
A quick look at the the great bassist Jaco Pastorius
Thirty one years ago, Jaco Pastorius tragically left this planet. His innovations to the bass have been so ingrained into […]
Not So Standard Methodology: Brian Kastan in Conversation with CJ Shearn
In addition to featuring the greatest names in this music I also give space to up and comers on the […]
Manifesto Of A Bad Hombre: Antonio Sanchez In Conversation with CJ Shearn
AntonioSanchezpodcast Welcome to the latest edition of the New York Jazz Workshop podcast ladies and gentleman, I’m your host CJ […]
Strykin’ Ahead: Dave Stryker In Conversation with CJ Shearn
davestrykerpodcast Guitarist Dave Stryker has been striking ahead as one of the best jazz guitarists on the scene for over […]
An Appreciation of the Pat Metheny Group’s “Still Life (Talking)” Thirty years on by CJ Shearn
Pat Metheny: acoustic and electric guitars, guitar synthesizers; Lyle Mays: piano, keyboards; Steve Rodby: acoustic and electric basses; Paul Wertico: […]