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JEN Conference Preview: Instrumental Performances for Everyone

JEN Conference Preview: Instrumental Performances for Everyone by Dr. David Fodor The upcoming JEN conference from January 3-6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas is packed with instrumental performances and jam sessions that you won’t want to miss. There are over fifty instrumental performances to see and hear!   Evening Concerts will present memorable capstone performances for […]

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JEN Conference Preview: Vocal Performances

JEN Conference Preview: Vocal Performances by Daniel Gregerman Why attend the Annual JEN Conference? So many times I have been asked this question and never hesitated to answer. There is so much that happens at the conference that it is hard to put it into words. Let’s start with the amazing performances. From the many […]

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Natural Harmonization (Part II)

Natural Harmonization (Part II) Harmonizing a Melody in a Natural Way by Dr. Sócrates García A question I get frequently asked at my clinics is “I created a great melody, how can I come up with chords for it?” The fact that there are many ways to harmonize a melody depending on the style of […]

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Trad Jazz
Free Kit

FREE CURRICULUM KIT TRADITIONAL JAZZ The JEN Conference in San Diego marked the debut of the Traditional Jazz Curriculum Kit, a free package of materials in CD-ROM form that was given to all educators in attendance. Years in the making, the Kit is the first-ever comprehensive curriculum for teaching New Orleans-based styles of jazz to student musicians, […]

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Natural Harmonization (Part I)

Natural Harmonization (Part I) Harmonizing a Melody in a Natural Way by Dr. Sócrates García A question I get frequently asked at my clinics is “I created a great melody, how can I come up with chords for it?” The fact that there are many ways to harmonize a melody depending on the style of […]

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