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3 Life Lessons Jazz Has Taught Me

It seems that ever since I found jazz (or jazz found me), my life has never quite been the same. Studying and pursuing jazz has led...

What Jazz Will Sound Like In 10 Years

Jazz is an evolving music. It's not a music that is stuck in the past, although some may be either uneducated or mislead to...

One Thing The Best Jazz Musicians Do That Others Don’t

Since the very first day I started getting serious about jazz, I've pondered over and over again what it is exactly that made the...
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Is Practicing With Play-Alongs Bad?

I've heard it said before that jazz musicians should not practice with play-alongs: "It's not how the music should be played!" "It's not what Bird...

Greg Fishman “New Journey”

Chicago-based jazz saxophonist Greg Fishman's album "New Journey" is a collection of original music with sparks of imagination. Joining him is his regular Chicago...

Why Jazz Musicians Can Be The Biggest Jerks

I just can't take it any longer. I've held it in for a while, but now I just have to come out and say...

Does Talent Matter?

Guest post by Peter Rubie. A friend asked me the other day: “What’s more important to artistic success? Talent, judgment, or perseverance?” Now, I find questions like...

The (Whole) Truth About Jazz Vocabulary

Guest post by Josiah Boornazian. An Important Question In this post, I want to focus on some of the philosophical and practical concerns that arise when...

The Most Important Jazz Albums of All Time

Normally, I would go ahead and list for you a handful of jazz records that historically have been noted as "the most important" time...

How Much Should You Spend on Your Instrument?

We are all in different musical situations.  For some, their instrument is a tool to help them make money.  For others, their instrument is...

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