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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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Jazz4Justice and School Partnerships Are a Case Of “Win/Win”

Jazz4Justice and School Partnerships Are a Case Of “Win/Win” by Ed Weiner, Jim Carroll, Antonio Garcia & Shannon Gunn Jazz4Justice – you’ve heard the name. What’s it all about? Jazz4Justice is a 501(c)3 non-profit that creates partnerships between the law community and Universities to convert a regularly scheduled concert into a fundraiser. More than just […]

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Only In the Bronx: The Maxine Sullivan Women in Jazz Series

Only In the Bronx: The Maxine Sullivan Women in Jazz Series by Elena Martínez Along with jazz musician/2018 JEN LeJENds of Latin Jazz Award Honoree Bobby Sanabria, I am the Co-Artistic Director of the Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC). It is located in Morrisania, just a few blocks east of Crotona Park.  What many people don’t […]

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Dealing With Weird Instrumentation and Improving Improvisation…It’s Real Easy!

Dealing With Weird Instrumentation and Improving Improvisation…It’s Real Easy! by Steve Wiest When I have the honor of taking part in a middle school, high school or university jazz festival as an adjudicator, I am presented with an all-too-common list of perplexing situations: Big Bands with bizarre instrumentation (REALLY bizarre!) Virtuoso charts that are WAY […]

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