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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OTTAWA JAZZ FESTIVAL: FIRST WEEKEND FEATURED JOY-FILLED FUNK, ESOTERIC SOUNDS AND A STEADY DRIZZLE

Jun 23, 2024, 8:33:32 PM

Another New Orleans stalwart, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, headlines on Sunday. As usual at jazzfest, there were weatherproof options,


LIVING LEGENDS BOB JAMES, MARCUS MILLER BRING THE JAZZ AND FUNK TO TRI-C JAZZFEST’S FRIDAY NIGHT OFFERINGS (PHOTOS)

Jun 23, 2024, 9:55:00 AM

Keyboardist Bob James and his quartet and bassist Marcus Miller and his band wowed and grooved the energetic crowd during the Tri-C JazzFest on Friday night. The pair of legends played their own sets and teamed up for a Grammy-winning song.


NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA IN FOUR DAYS: A JAZZ LOVER'S GUIDE

Jun 21, 2024, 3:14:00 PM

Embrace the New Orleans jazz culture, along with restaurants to visit, newly discovered shops, neighborhoods to explore, and more, with a fun-filled four-day visit to New Orleans.


JAZZ & BEYOND COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES POSTER CONTEST WINNER

Jun 23, 2024, 10:45:00 PM

Anderson's design, "More Than Just Jazz!" was selected from six entries to highlight the 21st annual Carson City music festival.


MUSIC REVIEW: CONCERT ALBUM FROM THE TOMASZ STANKO QUARTET EXPLAINS THE JAZZ LINEUP’S STAYING POWER

Jun 20, 2024, 3:16:00 PM

A new jazz album from the Tomasz Stanko Quartet is a concert recording from 2004. The album is titled “September Night.”


OPEN YOUR MIND AT THE ART OF JAZZ CONCERT SERIES THIS SUMMER

Jun 21, 2024, 10:00:00 AM

The Art of Jazz series consists of three concerts featuring original songs performed by jazz ensembles to interpret visual artworks displayed at the Gibbes Museum.


AUBREY JOHNSON QUARTET TO PLAY JAZZ ON MAIN IN MT. KISCO THIS WEEK

Jun 23, 2024, 12:00:00 AM

jazz standards, and Brazilian music at Jazz on Main in Mt. Kisco. Joining them will be two of New York City's most in demand rhythm section players, Louie Leager on bass and Michael W. Davis on drums. Randy's discography includes nine acclaimed albums as a ...