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Behind the Scenes of Learn Jazz Standards (feat. Brett Pontecorvo and Justin Kellerer)

Welcome to episode 300 where today we’re celebrating this huge milestone of the podcast with two very special guests, both members of team LJS – Brett Pontecorvo and Justin Kellerer. We recorded this episode live for our Inner Circle members and go behind the scenes and reveal the history of LJS and how it works.

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Learn Jazz Standards started back in 2010 as a simple blog.

Today it’s something much bigger and different, and it’s been quite a ride.

Looking back over the years it’s incredible to see how the Learn Jazz Standards community has changed and grown into something far more amazing than we could ever have imagined.

We recorded this episode live to celebrate the 300th episode milestone with two core members of team LJS to dive into the history and the inner workings of Learn Jazz Standards.

In this episode:

  1. The History of Learn Jazz Standards
  2. How we built Learn Jazz Standards
  3. Some of our biggest failures and biggest wins
  4. How we’ve refined our production and processes over the years
  5. The future of Learn Jazz Standards

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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."


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