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Matthew Yeakley: Keeping the Profession and Art of Jazz Alive in Los Angeles

Read "Matthew Yeakley: Keeping the Profession and Art of Jazz Alive in Los Angeles" reviewed by Jonathan Manning

Matthew Yeakley says “it's an amazing time to be in Los Angeles playing jazz." The guitarist and educator has lived in the city for ten years, honing his instrumental and compositional talents, teaching jazz privately and at a high school, and sharing the stage with local artists including Tony Austin, touring drummer of Kamasi Washington, Jay Jennings, trumpeter of Snarky Puppy, and more. As a city full of studio musicians, floaters, stadium pros and black-box indie acts, Los Angeles gives ...

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The Matthew Yeakley Group: Clean Numbers & Dirty Words

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The electric guitar has a history of players with fierce energy, and L.A. based guitarist Matthew Yeakley fits right into this tradition. Having studied with jazz guitar legends Scott Henderson and Jimmy Wyble, Yeakley has a refreshing blend of modern influence and tradition; he also cut his teeth performing in blues clubs in his native San Diego, which might explain how he is so adept with both blues licks and bebop vernacular. His formidable debut as a leader, the double ...


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