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Being Brave Is At the Heart Of Being A Musician

Being Brave is at the Heart of Being a Musician by Monica Shriver Learning to play jazz is about more than technique and theory. It’s about more than musicality and groove. It’s more than music. Charlie Parker said “If you don’t live it, it won’t come out your horn,” and it’s that “living” part that […]

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Jazz Band: Where Are the Girls?

The Educational Jazz Band: Where Are the Girls? by Kelly B. Clingan In Seattle’s nationally celebrated jazz ensembles, we have a serious but often-overlooked equity problem. Where are all of the girls? Let’s be brave, let’s be honest, let’s talk about it, and let’s problem-solve. I don’t have surefire answers, but we need to start the […]

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Widening Inclusion & Visibility Of Women In Music

Widening Inclusion & Visibility Of Women In Music by Christina Rusnak During the biting cold of the January 2018 blizzard in New York, I ducked into a restaurant on 37thStreet for dinner with my husband. A trio of was performing some great jazz – a blending of standards and original music. Startlingly, the trio was […]

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Jazz, Gender, and Iowa’s All-Female Jazz Orchestra

Jazz, Gender, and Iowa’s All-Female Jazz Orchestra by Erin Wehr On Friday, November 17, 15 women met at the 2017 Iowa Music Educators’ Association Conference in Ames, Iowa, for the first rehearsal of the Iowa all-female big band. The purpose of this group is to perform at middle school/high school jazz festivals and clinics in […]

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The Music Lesson (The Teacher)

The Music Lesson (The Teacher) by Tom Rizzo Recently, after I played a concert in Los Angeles, an aspiring guitarist who had been there emailed me to ask how I got such a good sound out of the guitar. I wrote back saying there were two answers to his question, one long, the other short. […]

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