Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author and jazz educator.
Besides being a professor at New England Conservatory, he is the author of seven jazz improvisation books and has performed and/or recorded with Jazz Greats like Mulgrew Miller, Dave Brubeck, Kenny Barron, John Abercrombie, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Swallow & Roy Haynes.
In this video, Bergonzi, along with colleague Brian Levy, explores important how-to-play-jazz foundations for building one's jazz vocabulary and technical skills.
While the subjects explored and the corresponding exercises will greatly help beginners and are presented extremely clearly, the more sophisticated applications of these exercises may challenge even advanced jazz musicians to new heights.
This material is the result of teaching these methods all over the world to jazz students of all levels & instruments for 30 years
finally available in Video format!
Expand Your Current Jazz Vocabulary, get out of old Habits and improve Your Ears & Memory with:
* Applying Chord Scales & Chord Tones to Jazz Standards
* Systems for approaching different Chord Tones
* Limited-Range & Wide-Range Playing
* Upper-Structure Triads applied to Standards
* Anticipating Chord Changes & delaying Resolutions
* Improvising using multiple Chord Tones per Bar
And LOTS more How to Play Jazz Info
Examples are based on chord progressions of familiar Jazz standards like All The Things You Are, Stella by Starlight & Solar.
Jam-packed 2-hour Lesson!
PLUS: Play-Along Tracks & Lead Sheets
PLUS: 18-Page PDF Booklet
PLUS: in-depth 60-min Interview