Category Archives: Masters of Jazz

Don’t Explain – Solo Jazz Piano Video Performance

Hey everybody! I wanted to share a quick video performance I just made of the great jazz standard ‘Don’t Explain’. This tune was written and made famous by the late great Billie Holiday. In my opinion she is an extremely underrated songwriter and should absolutely be in the same conversation with other great jazz writers.…

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Jazz Masters Method Special Video Blog Thank You

Hey everybody! Today’s post is going to be short but sweet. I’m truly humbled right now. I’d like to thank everybody who’s ordered the Jazz Masters Method DVD so far during this launch week. The response has been simply been AMAZING. I am truly blessed!  Thank you!! I prepared a quick little video blog as I…

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Free Lesson And A Big Announcement

Hey Friends, I hope you’ve had a GREAT week so far. I can’t believe another week has passed and the weekend is fast approaching! (I’m excited though as I’m going on a 15 mile hike through some trails in Wisconsin. So, keep your fingers crossed I make it in one piece!) Ok, now onto the…

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Bill Evans So What Jazz Piano Chords Lesson

Hey friends! Hope you’re having a fantastic day today. Ready to learn some new jazz piano chords? Cool! Let’s get started. In this jazz piano chord lesson we’re going to learn 2 of the most famous piano chords in jazz music. These are the chords that Bill Evans played on the classic Miles Davis tune…

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Chet Baker Jazz Improvisation Lesson

In today’s jazz lick lesson we’re going to learn a very simple but cool Chet Baker lick. You guys are going to love this one. Chet’s jazz improvisation style is very minimalist but full of tons of great jazz vocabulary, articulation, swing feel, and soul. Plus, he was an awesome singer too.  I know you…

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Clifford Brown Jazz Improvisation Lesson

I always tell my jazz students if they really want to learn jazz improvisation and master the bebop language then they need to go directly to the source. They need to learn from people like Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, Bud Powell, and Sonny Stitt. So, in today’s jazz improvisation lesson we’re going to do just that!…

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5 Recommended Recordings That Have Made Me A Better Jazz Musician

You’ve heard the common phrase, You are what you eat before right? Well, when you’re learning to play jazz you are what you listen to! If you want to learn this style of music you’ve got to listen to the right music! So, today I’m going to talk about some recommended jazz albums that helped me…

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Barry Harris Rhythm Changes Transcription Lesson

One of the best ways to really learn how to play jazz is to listen and study the playing of the masters. So, in today’s free jazz lesson we’re going to do an in depth study of a Barry Harris solo. Barry Harris took this solo on the tune “Moose the Mooche”. The chords to…

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