Smart Vocal Improvisation is a stand alone class that approaches the topic of jazz improv from both a musical perspective, and a theoretical perspective.
I wish it wasn't so, but so many artists have had their dreams squashed by the very people who should have been their biggest supporters...their families. This is what I think about that.
These are my very favorite voices on the planet. The five people I mention in this video were born with an indescribable and un-learnable something that makes their voices stand out above all others to me. Let me know your favorites in the comments!
Live streaming 01/25/2020
I went to NAMM 2020 in Anaheim to perform at the Earthworks booth. There were some twists and turns and surprises, both good and bad along the way. I hope you like my NAMM story.
HERE ARE THE TWELVE ALBUMS THAT SHOULD BE ON EVERYONE’S DEVICES
THE DAVID BERKMAN SEXTET - album: SIX OF ONE
TUCKER BROTHERS - album: TWO PARTS
GARZONE · ERSKINE · PASQUA · OLES - album: “3 NIGHTS IN L.A.”
CHARLIE DENNARD - album: DEEP BLUE
MIKE HOLOBER & THE GOTHAM JAZZ ORCHESTRA - album: HIDING OUT
JOEL ROSS album: KINGMAKER
DAN ARCAMONE - album: PSALM
AIMEE NOLTE - album: LOOKING FOR THE ANSWERS
“A simply wonderful album … with teeth!”
JOHNATHAN BLAKE - album: TRION
KENNY WERNER album: THE SPACE
BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET - album: THE SECRET BETWEEN THE SHADOW AND THE SOUL
ANTHONY BRAXTON - album: “QUARTET (New Haven) 2014”
Hang out with me while I talk about my favorite Stevie Wonder song, Overjoyed.
I go through staff paper fast! I’ve never found a notebook I like as much as this one, so I’ve partnered with themusiciansnotebook.com to customize a book to meet all of my needs. It’s the perfect notebook for writing, teaching, and taking to rehearsal! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.