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The Big Band in Jazz

Posted on August 16, 2016 with 0 comments
The Big Band in Jazz - from a lecture to be delivered at the University of New England on Oct. 4th, 2016.
Questions about jazz in general?
Definitive sources of information(with thanks to
“Early Jazz” by Gunther Schuller ISBN: 0-19-504043-0
Early Jazz is one of the seminal books on American jazz, ranging from the beginnings of jazz as a distinct musical style at the turn of the century to its first great flowering in the 1930s. Schuller explores the music of the great jazz soloists of the twenties--Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and others--and the big bands and arrangers--Fletcher Henderson, Bennie Moten, and especially Duke Ellington--placing their music in the context of the other musical cultures of the twentieth century and offering analyses of many great jazz recordings. Early Jazz provides a musical tour of the early American jazz world. A classic study, it is both a splendid introduction for students [...]
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Free educational content!

Posted on May 2, 2016 with 0 comments
This area of the website will be receiving more attention from now on, as I have decided to start posting excerpts from both my saxophone method book and a new set of jazz piano exercises I have been developing for my students.  Look for updates in early May.

Jazz All State Prevails

Posted on February 24, 2013 with 0 comments

If evidence of New England resilience is required, look no further than the New Hampshire Music Educator's Association (NHMEA).

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