April 28, 2021

Theory vs. Language

This is near and dear to my heart as all of my messages are. But I have to say that this one is really special to me because we’re dealing with not just the music and how it’s perceived by all, but how we project the music.  For a long time we’ve heard, and at […]

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March 19, 2021

Tough & Balanced Love

watch the video above or read the text below. Tough and Balanced Love: The Balance of Nurturing & Accountability This is a very deep message, as it is near and dear to my heart. And the reason it’s near and dear to my heart is that I’ve lost several mentors over the past few years […]

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February 24, 2021

Reflect, Assess & Project

Reflect, Assess & Project: Pandemic Crisis Presents an Opportunity for Jazz Artists to Assess Their Career Goals Who would have imagined a year ago that we’d be in a virtual quarantine due to a virus that’s spreading worldwide? I know I wouldn’t have. Plans for tours, projects, personal growth, etc. were all put on hold, […]

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December 16, 2020

JENX2021: Let’s Do This!

Dear Jazz Community,In a typical year, we would all be preparing to travel to a specific location to participate in our annual JEN conference. Buying flights, booking rooms, preparing to move a large number of students, educators, artists, scholars, and presenters is normally what happens around this time of year. As we all know, COVID-19 […]

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October 26, 2020

Jazz & The ‘Whys’ of Life

Jazz & The ‘Whys’ of Life by Sean Jones Sounds of elementary chit chat between Malaika and her friends about the newest moves on roblox. Brinae’s frantic typing as she prepares for a hectic week, gearing up for the first virtual Tapology Tap Festival. Phoebe’s dialogue transitioning frequently between “DaDas,” cries and laughter. All a […]

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