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Music Education Monday: Master classes with bassist Abraham Laboriel

Music Education Monday: Master classes with bassist Abraham Laboriel

This week for Music Education Monday, you can check out a couple of master classes with the veteran bassist Abraham Laboriel. Since graduating from Berklee and beginning his career in the early 1970s, the 69-year-old Laboriel (pictured) has played thousands of sessions, working on TV and film soundtracks and with top names in jazz, rock, pop, ...

Music Education Monday: Jazz trombone tips from Robin Eubanks, and more

Music Education Monday: Jazz trombone tips from Robin Eubanks, and more

This week for Music Education Monday, here's a grab-bag of material of interest to trombonists, including a video in which Robin Eubanks talks about “music, jazz, and developing as a musician." The brother of guitarist Kevin Eubanks and trumpeter Duane Eubanks, Robin Eubanks probably is best known for his work with bassist Dave Holland and as ...

Music Education Monday: A Q&A session with saxophonist Jimmy Heath

Music Education Monday: A Q&A session with saxophonist Jimmy Heath

A lesson needn't be formal to be valuable, and so in that spirit, today for Music Education Monday here's a video of the veteran saxophonist Jimmy Heath answering questions posed by high school students from the Tucson Jazz Institute's ensemble devoted to the music of Duke Ellington. Posted in May of this year, the footage was ...

Music Education Monday: A trumpet course with Clark Terry

Music Education Monday: A trumpet course with Clark Terry

This week for Music Education Monday, here's something that will have special meaning for a lot of St. Louis jazz fans: a short video course in how to play the trumpet from Clark Terry. Terry, who died last year, was a St. Louis native who spent more than 70 years as a working professional trumpet player, ...

Education and Audiences

Education and Audiences

The educators surprised me. They’re engaged in far more than developing the next KC jazz superstar. They’re introducing children to the music. They’re developing audiences. They’re bringing the best of the best to this city. They’re perpetuating our jazz culture. This is the third week of articles culled from the latest Jam. It’s available available – ...

Music Education Monday: Soloing and comping with guitarist Herb Ellis

Music Education Monday: Soloing and comping with guitarist Herb Ellis

The late guitarist Herb Ellis was known as a master of blues-inflected mainstream swing, and today for Music Education Monday, you can get a video lesson from him in jazz soloing and comping. Ellis, who died in 2010, started his career in the 1940s as a big band guitarist, playing with Glen Gray and Jimmy Dorsey, ...

Music Education Monday: Jazz/Rock drumming with Danny Seraphine

Music Education Monday: Jazz/Rock drumming with Danny Seraphine

Today for Music Education Monday, you can get a drum lesson via video from Danny Seraphine, best known as a founding member and the original drummer of the band Chicago. Although Seraphine left the group in 1990, his work on their early albums helped establish them not only as major hit-makers, but also as a band ...

Music Education Monday: Jazz theory with Barry Harris

Music Education Monday: Jazz theory with Barry Harris

Today for Music Education Monday, here are some lessons in piano and jazz theory from the veteran pianist Barry Harris, via a series of short videos produced by the Jazz Academy program of Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC. The first of these four clips was part of a previous post here with some other piano-related ...

Music Education Monday: Tips on developing solo ideas from organist Eddie Landsberg

Music Education Monday: Tips on developing solo ideas from organist Eddie Landsberg

When organist Eddie Landsberg was mentioned here a few months back as part of a pair of posts collecting info of interest to beginning B-3 players, it was noted that he's got a YouTube channel that features a number of instructional videos. Today's installment of Music Education Monday spotlights a couple of those videos, in which ...

Music Education Monday: Guitar lessons from Pat Martino

Music Education Monday: Guitar lessons from Pat Martino

If you had a chance to hear guitarist Pat Martino when he performed in St. Louis a couple of weeks ago, you may have wondered how he does what he does. Today for Music Education Monday, you may get at least a partial answer to that question, as you can see Martino (pictured) explaining some of ...


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