NASA 2018

Very much looking forward to attending the NASA Conference at the College-Conservatory of Music at Cincinnati and presenting a brief talk about using Bach’s melodic shapes as an improviser and for non-jazz specific technical practice as well. The talk is at 11 am on Saturday March 10 in room 1340CC. You can see the full […]

Bach Shapes eBook coming June 15

I’m happy to announce that the Bach Shapes eBook will be available as a downloadable PDF next week on June 15th. For now it will only be available here on my site. The response has been great so far, and if you have the book please do send me your feedback and if you get […]

New Article on Ted Brown

  Happy New Year! Hope all is well and apologies for not posting for a while. I’ve been busy finishing up the MA at City College, playing gigs, teaching and working on a couple of projects. One of those projects is the transcription and eventual performance of some of the arrangements from the Lee Konitz […]

Giuffre – Jazz Phrasing and Interpretation

I’ve posted about this book (Giuffre’s only published book) before on this blog, but I wanted to announce that I’ve posted my scan of the book on Scribd. The book will be available there, hopefully for all time! Apologies for the less than perfect quality, I was only allowed to take cell phone photos of […]

Vandoren, Speed and Bach.

I had the pleasure of visiting the Vandoren Musician’s Advisory Studio today, where I tried a bunch of alto mouthpieces and even took home a couple of alto clarinet pieces to try for a couple of weeks. I strongly recommend you visit! Excited to try these guys for a bit, then go back for some […]