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...

Playing 'bop' is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.

Jazz News

NEW YORK-STYLE JAZZ EXPERIENCE HITS LONGMONT WITH JAZZ AT THE TIMES

May 19, 2022, 4:09:08 AM

In recent years Longmont's music scene has expanded, despite lacking concert halls and theaters solely dedicated to hosting a rotating selection of musical acts. From shows held at Firehouse Art Center and Longmont Museum to gigs popping up at local breweries,


SATURDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT CELEBRATES JAZZ, AMERICAN WESTERN MUSIC

May 19, 2022, 4:30:00 AM

American folk music and jazz will fill Havens Auditorium on Saturday. Titled “An American Adventure,” the Kokomo Symphony will perform a concert this weekend that celebrates the nation’s culture and composers.


QUEENS COLLEGE CONCERT HONORS LATE JAZZ GREAT JIMMY HEATH, MAY 21

May 18, 2022, 11:09:00 PM

The Jimmy Heath Scholarship Fund Concert, performed in tribute to late Queens College Music Professor Jimmy Heath, who in 1986 founded the Master of Music in Jazz Studies offered by the college's Aaron Copland School of Music;


CHARLOTTESVILLE JAZZ MUSICIANS RAISE THOUSANDS FOR UKRAINE AFTER BENEFIT CONCERT KICKS OFF CAMPAIGN

May 19, 2022, 2:37:00 AM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville’s jazz community came together to play tons of live music on the Downtown Mall on Wednesday night. Paulien, a Charlottesville singer who was one of many performers on Monday, described it as a “gigantic ...


HOT SUMMER NIGHTS, COOL JAZZ CONCERT RETURNS

May 18, 2022, 8:45:00 PM

The Louisiana State University School of Music brings back the trademarked summer jazz series: Hot Summer Nights, Cool Jazz. It will return for special


FREE FRIDAY CONCERTS FEATURE A MIX OF MUSIC INCLUDING JAZZ, SWING, R&B, PSYCHEDELIC ROCK

May 18, 2022, 4:49:00 PM

Headliners The Leeboys, national and signature band for “Journey to Juneteenth,” a month-long celebration hosted by the city of Gainesville.


WINE AND JAZZ MUSIC FESTIVAL COMING BACK

May 18, 2022, 5:54:00 PM

The Wine and Jazz Music Festival presented by Fund for the Arts and Spillman Thomas & Battle is returning this year on June 25th. That means 7 hours of of entertainment, food and refreshments . Get your tickets now for $30 before the early bird rate ends.