Deep Song: The Suffering of Billie Holiday

While reading, listen to Billie Holidays "Deep Song". Human suffering has the ability to kindle the flames that forge art. Love that has been misguided, violated, abused and destroyed can lead to a multitude of...

Top Ten Underrated Jazz Musicians

Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Duke Ellington...these names are synonymous with jazz, and their brilliance shines bright. There are other players-Sonny Rollins, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny,...
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Bill Dobbin’s Evolution of Solo Jazz Piano

Bill Dobbins is an extraordinary jazz pianist with a spectacular ability to convincingly sound like ANY other jazz pianist.  These are two of the most inspiring jazz piano videos on the internet.  Watch as...

RIP Phil Woods

2015 has been a tough year for jazz.  We lost Clark Terry, Ornette Coleman, Lou Soloff, Jazz Crusader saxophonist Wilton Felder, and now jazz just lost another legend this last week.  Phil Woods passed away...

6 Important Jazz Musicians You Need To Know

When people come up to me and ask: "What jazz musicians should I check out?" or "If I want to get into jazz, which musicians are the most important to listen to?", I usually...

Learn About Jazz History

When learning how to play jazz, what could be more important than knowing where it came from in the first place?  To understand this music, it's extremely helpful to look back at it's history...
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Jazz Styles-Fusion

This is the seventh and final lecture in Brent Jensen's series of lectures on Jazz History. Brent Jensen is a professor of jazz studies at the College of Southern Idaho.  He is also an incredible...
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Jazz Styles-Free Jazz

This is the sixth video in our series featuring Brent Jensen's lectures on jazz history.  Brent teaches jazz at the College of Southern Idaho and is an excellent saxophone player on the Origin record...
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Jazz Styles-Hard Bop

This video is the fifth in a series of lectures on jazz history. Brent Jensen is a saxophonist on the Origin record label. He also teaches jazz at the College of Southern Idaho. There...
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Jazz Styles-Cool Jazz

This is the fourth in a series of video lectures by saxophonist Brent Jensen about the History of Jazz.  Brent is a professor of jazz at the College of Southern Idaho, and teaches several sections...
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