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Maria Jacobs

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Maria Jacobs is an American Jazz vocalist, singer/songwriter and author. She is the Adjunct Professor of Applied Vocal Jazz at Kent State University. Born of Syrian Lebanese and Armenian descent, Maria was raised in Cleveland, Ohio where she frequently shared the bandstand with her father Mike Jacobs, a drummer and singer in the area. She is a national voice over artist and a Traditional/Smooth Jazz recording artist who has charted on the Groove Jazz and Smooth Jazz Global Holiday Charts. Maria became a licensed music educator following the completion of her second degree in music education from Kent State Universiy and began working as a Principal Conductor and Curriculum Advisor for The Open Tone Music Academy, who now partners with Jazz At Lincoln Center

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3 Lessons In Songwriting From Lennon And McCartney

3 Lessons In Songwriting From Lennon And McCartney

Already a challenging task when done on one's own, co-songwriting brings with it its own set of unique challenges. Here we take in some valuable lessons from one of the most renowned songwriting partnerships of all time. Guest post by Allison Johnelle Boron of the ReverbNation Blog Arguably the most prolific pop songwriting duo of the 20th century, ...


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