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’ll play it first and tell you what it is afterwards.

Jazz News

MOVE IT ON OVER: HANK WILLIAMS GOES JAZZ

Nov 28, 2022, 8:39:00 AM

To prove that his work can be reinterpreted in a variety of styles, we gather together some of the best Hank remakes by jazz artists.


GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING JAZZ PIANIST BILL CHARLAP PERFORMS AT JIMMY'S JAZZ & BLUES CLUB ON WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21 AT 7:30 P.M.

Nov 28, 2022, 3:31:00 PM

Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club Features GRAMMY® Award-Winner & 4x-GRAMMY® Award Nominated Jazz Pianist BILL CHARLAP and his Acclaimed Trio on Wednesday December 21 at 7:30 P.M. Bill Charlap formed the Trio in 1997 with Bassist PETER WASHINGTON and Drummer KENNY WASHINGTON (no relation),


JAZZ MAN JOE JENNINGS KEEPS THE MUSIC PLAYING

Nov 27, 2022, 2:00:00 PM

Music has always been about more than just the sound to Joseph “Joe” Jennings, jazz musician and former director of The Spelman Jazz Ensemble. “I felt that music was my way to express my inner feelings,


SCIENCE SHOWS THAT JAZZ MUSICIANS HAVE THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL MUSIC VOCABULARY

Nov 21, 2022, 9:48:00 PM

Researchers discovered that jazz pianists each have a distinct individual music vocabulary that ensures their licks sound the same every time.


UNLV JAZZ ENSEMBLES TO PERFORM IN ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL

Nov 27, 2022, 7:11:12 AM

Who's ready to listen to some jazz music?The UNLV Jazz Ensembles and combos will perform at the Black Box Theatre for its annual Fall Jazz Festival from Nov. 28


VINCE GUARALDI: IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN: MUSIC FROM THE SOUNDTRACK

Nov 25, 2022, 8:37:00 PM

There is even a bit of non-Peanuts music, in the medley of "It's a Long Way to Tipperary ... Reprise Take 1); Charlie Brown Theme (Alternate Reprise Take 2). All About Jazz has been a pillar of jazz since 1995, championing it as an art form and, more ...


MINDI ABAIR HEADLINES BERKS JAZZ FEST HOLIDAY CONCERT SATURDAY AT RACC

Nov 28, 2022, 11:57:00 AM

Mindi Abair can't wait for Christmas, so you don't have to either. The touring saxophonist, who says Reading feels like home, will bring her I Can't Wait for Christmas Tour to the Miller Center for the Arts at 7 p.