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Music Education Monday: A lesson from Peter Erskine on playing with brushes

Music Education Monday: A lesson from Peter Erskine on playing with brushes

Today for Music Education Monday, you can get a video lesson from famed drummer Peter Erskine on “Playing Brushes With All Styles Of Music." First gaining wide attention in the mid-1970s as a member of Stan Kenton's big band, Erskine (pictured) can be heard on more than 600 albums encompassing styles including jazz, funk, rock, pop ...

Music Education Monday: A master class with pianist Oscar Peterson

Music Education Monday: A master class with pianist Oscar Peterson

This week for Music Education Monday, you can sit in via video on a master class with the late, great pianist Oscar Peterson. One of the most acclaimed and popular jazz pianists of his generation. Peterson, who died at age 72 in 2007, wasknown as a technical master in the tradition of Art Tatum, capable of ...

Music Education Monday: Recording drums and more with Steve Albini

Music Education Monday: Recording drums and more with Steve Albini

This week for Music Education Monday, you can get a little free advice on recording via some videos from producer Steve Albini. Though he's known for his work with alt-rock and punk acts such as Nirvana, The Pixies, PJ Harvey, and Iggy Pop, the fundamentals of Albini's pragmatic approach to capturing full band performances in the ...

Music Education Monday: A jazz piano lesson from Don Grusin

Music Education Monday: A jazz piano lesson from Don Grusin

This week for Music Education Monday, you can check out a video lesson from pianist Don Grusin. The younger brother of musician, producer, and label owner Dave Grusin, Don Grusin has made 17 albums as a leader, and has been heard in hundreds of other recordings, films and TV shows made during the past 40 years, ...

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, ...


All About Vince Guaraldi!

An exclusive opportunity for All About Jazz readers to participate in the celebration of a jazz legend.