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Guitar Legend Scott Henderson Offers 10-Week Course Teaching Basic Steps To Improvisation And General Organization On The Guitar

Guitar Legend Scott Henderson Offers 10-Week Course Teaching Basic Steps To Improvisation And General Organization On The Guitar

Legendary guitarist Scott Henderson will take you through the basic steps to improvisation and general organization on the guitar. Over 10 weeks, you’ll learn to use scales and their modes, chord tones, rhythmic ideas, motifs, and chord voicings, all with the focus on musicianship and artistry. Hi Friends, I’m happy to announce that I’m teaching an online ...

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Library of Congress Acquires Archive of Jazz Great Billy Strayhorn

Library of Congress Acquires Archive of Jazz Great Billy Strayhorn

The Library of Congress announced today that it has acquired the original manuscripts documenting the work of composer, arranger and pianist Billy Strayhorn. An important star in the jazz firmament, Strayhorn was the source of much of the sound of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He worked with Ellington for nearly 30 years, writing or collaborating on ...

NEWS: CAREER

Modern Touring: New School Tricks With Old School Hustle

Modern Touring: New School Tricks With Old School Hustle

Here we explore how both forward thinking entrepreneurial artists and music tech companies like Bandsintown are pushing the envelope on how they market themselves  in order to launch successful tours. Guest post from AWAL “I don’t like the VIP section. I prefer the mosh pit.” You won’t find Fabrice Sergent backstage, or, god forbid, pressed against a venue’s back wall, ...

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Global Association For Interconnective Arts Will Explore, Define, And Implement New Ways Of Educating Music Students

Global Association For Interconnective Arts Will Explore, Define, And Implement New Ways Of Educating Music Students

Five prestigious music programs have formed a new international organization to prepare young musicians to become jazz ambassadors in and beyond their communities. The Global Association for Interconnective Arts (GAIA)—comprising the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music at the New School, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de ...

NEWS: RADIO

10 Most Influential College Radio Stations In The US

10 Most Influential College Radio Stations In The US

Many a legend tells of the big breakout that came as the result of an early pickup by a college radio station, and while radio may not have the grip it once did, college radio stations remain an extremely desirable place for emerging artists, and are much more likely to take on chance on an artist ...

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King Crimson Guitar Legend Trey Gunn Presents Intro To Modes 8-week Music Course - October 15 To December 8, 2018

King Crimson Guitar Legend Trey Gunn Presents Intro To Modes 8-week Music Course -  October 15 To December 8, 2018

Work directly with Trey Gunn on a weekly basis in this group course. For all instrumentalists and singers. In this course we will break down one of the basic building blocks of music- the modes- into digestible parts, both sonically and theoretically, so they can be used with ease. This course will: Help you to immediately find your ground ...

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Joel Nichols Joins Kansas City Area Youth Jazz As Spokesperson, Emcee, Consultant

Joel Nichols Joins Kansas City Area Youth Jazz As Spokesperson, Emcee, Consultant

KC Area Youth Jazz is pleased to announce the addition of Media Relations Expert and Kansas City area Radio and Television Personality, Joel Nichols as an official Spokesperson, Concert Emcee, and Media Consultant. “I’ve known Christopher [Burnett] for many years and look forward to working with KC Area Youth Jazz,” Nichols said. “I’m looking forward to serving ...

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Ottawa JazzWorks Jazz Camp And Composers Symposium, August 13-19, 2018. Register now!

Ottawa JazzWorks Jazz Camp And Composers Symposium, August 13-19, 2018. Register now!

JazzWorks is a jazz camp for adults and talented youth. There’s still time to register!
Call us now at 613-523-0316 to find out more. Join us as we celebrate 25 years in jazz education! The JazzWorks Jazz Camp is a great way for singers and instrumentalists to learn jazz theory and technique from innovative Canadian jazz ...

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Apply Now! Generations Performance Program 2018

Apply Now! Generations Performance Program 2018

From Saturday, 29 September till Saturday 06 October 2018 the 11th edition of the renowned Generations International Jazzfestival Frauenfeld will take place. The jazz ensemble master class lasting several days is one of the reasons why Generations has become an international insiders’ tip; a stage for many upcoming national and international jazz talents. In 2018 this ...

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How To Market College Gigs

How To Market College Gigs

When on tour, college towns can represent a great opportunity for artists looking to book shows, but attracting the college demographic carries with it its own set of challenges. Here we look at how to effectively market to a college audience. Guest post from the TuneCore Blog in collaboration with the students at Curb College of Entertainment & ...