Jazz & Guitar Articles

Girl from Ipanema

Jan 8, 2022

The Girl from Ipanema is a Brazilian bossa nova and jazz song. This is performed and recorded be me.

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That New Guitar Smell

Dec 24, 2021

There is something about the smell of a new guitar. It’s like a new car only better. And when you get that new guitar, you need to show it off with a fresh recording of a song you always wanted to play. This is one of those times...

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Pent Up House

Jan 31, 2016

Quite some time ago I recorded this in a studio. I am bringing it back to life on here with simple some graphics. I hope you enjoy it!

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Jazz Guitar Book Recommendations

Jan 31, 2016

I've wasted a lot of money over the years buying books that did nothing for my playing. I started this article to bring you the books that have actually changed my playing for the better. I would highly recommend each and every one of them.

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Black & Blue - An Original

Jan 23, 2016

Some time ago I recorded a little number and posted it on You Tube just to see if I could. So I figured I also make it available here as well.

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The Art of Playing Jazz Guitar - A True Preparation Primer Part 2

Jan 23, 2016

In part 1; we discussed various metronome techniques to advance our awareness, concentration, feeling, and broaden our minds while practicing. This article will go into what we should be practicing and, more importantly, thinking when using those techniques.

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The Art of Playing Jazz Guitar - A True Preparation Primer Part 1

Jan 23, 2016

I’m not going to kid you; playing Jazz Guitar is extremely difficult at best and almost downright impossible at worst.

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Jazz Byte

Jazz Byte...

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.

Jazz News

WHY ST. LOUIS' MUSIC AT THE INTERSECTION IS A SOUL AND JAZZ LOVER'S PARADISE

Aug 12, 2022, 11:50:03 AM

For at least two days in September, St. Louis will form the beating heart of the soul-music universe. In just its second year, the Music at the Intersection festival gathers a who's who of artists in R&B and jazz as well as talented rockers and more.


SPRINGFIELD JAZZ AND ROOTS FESTIVAL BEGINS FRIDAY

Aug 12, 2022, 12:46:00 PM

The 9th Annual Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival begins Friday with music, murals and more! The Jazz and Roots Festival will not only feature live music but also a special mural unveiling that represents the diversity of the city.


FRENCH MUSIC FESTIVAL FEATURES TOP JAZZ, CLASSICAL, DJ GIGS

Aug 12, 2022, 2:10:00 PM

The Radio France festival in Montpellier is one of the most brilliant annual musical experiences and deserves to be much better known than it is outside of the south of France.


5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SAN JOSE JAZZ AS IT RETURNS THIS WEEKEND

Aug 12, 2022, 2:39:00 PM

San Jose Jazz's Summer Fest returns this weekend, bringing one of the biggest and most popular events back to downtown for three days of music, dancing and food. Here are five things to know about the festival,


MUSIC LEGEND SERGIO MENDES TO PLAY LONG BEACH JAZZ FESTIVAL FOR THE FIRST TIME

Aug 11, 2022, 8:16:00 PM

The musician talked to Amy Johnson about the festival's post-pandemic return, his new documentary, and his latest album.


LINDA LEE MICHELET TO BRING BIG BAND JAZZ TO PORTLAND

Aug 12, 2022, 3:13:00 PM

On Thursday, August 18th, a local restaurant is hosting an evening of live jazz and big band music to benefit NAMI Oregon.


‘WHITE LOTUS’ MUSIC SUPERVISOR EXPLORES THE SERIES’ (MOSTLY) HAWAIIAN NEEDLE DROPS

Aug 12, 2022, 5:00:00 PM

Emmy nominee Janet Lopez, the music supervisor for “The White Lotus,” notes that the show’s creator, Mike White, didn’t script any songs. The idea was to establish the location, which took her into listening to beautiful and important music from Hawaii,