A “must have” exciting collection of favorite tips from 57 of today's most outstanding educators, performers, and industry pros in the jazz education world. This is an ideal source that contains proven successful suggestions that will not only aid the teacher/director from junior high school to university levels, but the conductor and performer – novice to professional! Performance tips on instrument technique, rehearsals, programming, technology, improvisation and much more!
Enjoy this quick-to-read enjoyable book that will inform and inspire creativity and improvement at all levels.
Sample recipes include:
Jamey Abersold, legendary jazz educator and publisher, NEW Jazz Master and LeJENd of Jazz Education Honoree
Advanced Jazz Improve, How to Cook!
John Clayton, Grammy award winning Bassist and composer, JEN Vice-President Left Hand Bass-ics
Dennis DiBlasio, jazz saxophonist with Maynard Ferguson and others, arranger, composer, educator
Get Started Improvising by Using a Single Scale-Heat, Simmer, Boil!
Diane Downs, founder and artistic director of the renowned Louisville Leopard Percussionists
All About the Blues!
Dr. Lou Fischer, co-founder/past president of the Jazz Education Network, performer, composer, author
Big Band Shake 'n Bake–Successful Performance Tips
Dan Haerle, faculty/Regents professor in Jazz studies at the UNT 25 years, LeJENds of Jazz Education recipient
Expand Your Palette–a taste of Voicings
Dave Liebman, NEA Jazz Master, LeJENd of Jazz Education, award winning performer, lecturer, author
Beyond the Music–Jazz Education in the Century of Change
Darmon Meader, distinguished vocalist, arranger, and saxophonist, founder/performer New York Voices
Stir, Don't Shake–Recipe for Vocal Improv
Bob Mintzer, 23-year member of Yellowjackets, Grammy award-winning big band leader and composer of big band music performed globally
Spice Up your Life with Music–words from one who knows!
Dr. Gary Motley, recognized by National Endowment for the Arts, Great American Jazz Piano Competition, and American Composers Forum
Jazz and the iPad – Add this to your Menu!
Dr. Larry Ridley, educator, performer, authors and is founder/executive director for the African-American Jazz Caucus, Inc., (AAJC)
Jazz Gumbo, sage advice
Paris Rutherford, Regents Professor Emeritus of Jazz, Univ. of North Texas 30 years, author, arranger, LeJENds of Jazz Education recipient
Recipe for Arranging Amazing Vocal Jazz Goodies