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...

In my music, I’m trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it’s difficult is because I’m changing all the time.

Jazz News

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON BRINGS JAZZ AND JUSTICE TO BOSTON'S BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

Feb 27, 2024, 11:48:00 PM

Four-time, Grammy Award-winning, music maverick Terri Lyne Carrington said for as long as she can remember, she has loved music."I started playing the saxophone first at 5. And then my father would bring up his father's drum kit from the basement and set them up and play them sometimes.


MUSIC

Feb 28, 2024, 7:00:00 PM

The Denver jazz musician, who died at age 94 on Dec. 7, 2023, taught hundreds of students and played thousands of gigs over his seven-decade career. Sporting a goatee and understated grin, he traveled the length of the Western Hemisphere, minting and mentoring notables such as Grammy- and Tony-winning Denver natives Don Cheadle and Ron Miles.


TWIN CITIES JAZZ FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES REGINA CARTER, STEFON HARRIS FOR 2024 HEADLINERS

Feb 28, 2024, 6:16:00 PM

Still one of the most popular annual music fests in town — and still free to attend! — the Twin Cities Jazz Festival has announced violin maestro Regina Carter, vibraphonist and composer Stefon Harris, locally rooted singer Karrin Allyson and sax man ...


SELF-PROCLAIMED 'JAZZ GUY' SHARING HIS LOVE OF LIVE MUSIC WITH BEND

Feb 28, 2024, 8:00:00 PM

Jazz guy Robert Sposato is a self-described amateur player, “Not good enough to perform, but I still have aspirations of being the late-night guy with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, playing the heck out of the piano. I’m just not there yet.”


ADOBE’S NEW PROTOTYPE GENERATIVE AI TOOL IS THE ‘PHOTOSHOP’ OF MUSIC-MAKING AND EDITING

Feb 28, 2024, 8:30:00 PM

Adobe’s latest generative AI experiment aims to help people create and customize music without any professional audio experience. Announced during the Hot Pod Summit in Brooklyn on Wednesday, Project Music GenAI Control is a new prototype tool that allows users to generate music using text prompts and then edit that audio without jumping over to dedicated editing software.


BYU-IDAHO DISINVITES MUSIC PROF FROM SPEAKING AT JAZZ FEST AFTER HE AIRED HIS DISBELIEF IN LDS CHURCH

Feb 27, 2024, 5:00:00 AM

Ryan Nielsen, a nationally recognized professor of music at Utah Valley University, was pleased and proud when Brigham Young University-Idaho invited him to teach trumpet workshops and perform as a guest artist at a Jazz festival on the Rexburg campus.


QUAD CITIES JAZZ SERIES TO HAVE NEW HOME

Feb 26, 2024, 7:48:00 PM

“He loved this community and wanted to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together to celebrate the arts,” wrote Rivermont Music Academy director Edgar Crockett (a jazz trumpeter). “Through Polyrhythms, Nate has enriched the lives of countless ...