Isn’t She Lovely Piano Lesson: Analyzing Ben Paterson

We’re excited to announce that we’ve just added superstar Ben Paterson to our 1 on 1 jazz faculty in the Jazz Inner Circle. To celebrate we’ll take a look at 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition winner Ben Paterson’s excellent take on a Stevie Wonder classic. Let’s get started. Isn’t She Lovely Piano Performance…

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Boogie Woogie Blues Piano Patterns

Would you like to learn some neat boogie woogie blues patterns? You’ve come to the right place. In this lesson, you’ll learn some useful boogie woogie tricks to spice up your technique. Let’s get started. How Pine Top Smith Jump Starts Jump Steady Blues Before we dig into some Boogie Woogie blues piano techniques, listen…

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Gospel Jazz Piano: I Surrender All Lesson

Would you like to learn how to play a traditional Christian hymn in a gospel jazz piano style? You’re in the right place. In this lesson, we’re going to talk about a couple of techniques you can use to spice up the hymnal. Let’s get started. “I Surrender All” Gospel Jazz Piano Sheet Music Before…

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Jazz Improvisation Piano Technique For Originality

Want to make your jazz improvisation piano solos sound unique every single time?  You’ve come to the right place. In the video below, one of Steve’s Jazz Inner Circle students learns how to improvise unique piano phrases. Let’s get started. How To Play Creative Jazz Improviation Piano Solos Before you go further, take a few…

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Performance Anxiety: How To Deal With It

Would you like to learn effective ways to deal with performance anxiety? Are you one of those people who sound excellent in the practice room yet fail in front of an audience? Here’s a lesson that will help you learn how to perform without worry or fear. In the video below, Steve teaches one of…

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5 Must Have Robert Glasper Piano Licks

Would you like to learn some Robert Glasper piano licks? You’re in the right place for today’s Robert Glasper piano tutorial. You can perform some hip-sounding improv over minor chords with these licks. Let’s get started. Robert Glasper Piano Performance Example In the example below, let’s listen to how Robert Glasper solos over the Radiohead…

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5 Tommy Flanagan Piano Licks You Must Know

Would you like to learn some Tommy Flanagan piano licks and take your chops to another level? You’ve come to the right place. These awesome bebop licks will make you sound great over many jazz tunes. Let’s get started. Listen To Tommy Flanagan Playing “Raincheck” Before proceeding to learn 5 of Tommy Flanagan’s licks, check…

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Hiromi Piano Licks: Spicy Jazz Vocabulary

Would you like to learn some Hiromi piano licks to spice up your improv? You’ve come to the right place. In this lesson, you’re going to learn four licks that I transcribed from a live version of “Time Out”. These jazz licks sound really great and can make your piano solos memorable. Let’s get started.…

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