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About Us

Learn Jazz Standards is an online jazz resource for musicians. We specialize in helping musicians become better jazz players and reach their full musical potential. Our archives have hundreds of jazz lessons, articles, and podcasts, with 3-4 new additions a week. More than a website, we are a jazz community of over 100,000+ musicians. Since 2010, we’ve been creating free jazz content for our users around the world through our BlogPodcast, and Index of Jazz Standards.

Who are we?

Brent Vaartstra - Director of Operations

Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist, author, podcaster, and blogger living in New York City. He’s been a leading writer and editor for the website since 2011. He actively performs and teaches in the New York Metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publications “500 Jazz Licks” and “Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar”. Outside of music, he’s a foodie and travel enthusiast.

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Justin Kellerer- The Tech Expert

Justin Kellerer is a tech entrepreneur that is currently living in Idaho. Justin is the web developer and tech guy on the Learn Jazz Standards team. He keeps the website running smoothly for the LJS community and develops new & exciting features for LJS users.

Learn Jazz Standards was first started by our good friend and fellow jazz musician Camden Hughes, who currently teaches music full-time in Boise, Idaho.

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Become part of our jazz community by signing up for our newsletter. You’ll get weekly jazz tips and advice, exclusive perks, and our “A Jazz Guide to Practicing” e-Book for free. You can also get connected by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Need to know more?

Be sure to check out our FAQ page to find answers to all of our most commonly asked questions, including those about product purchases made on our site. If you still need some help, contact us! We love to hear from our readers and listeners and are ready to help. Since we do get a lot of emails, be advised that it may take up to a few days to hear back. We appreciate your patience!