100 Must Know Jazz Tunes Consensus List

I was going through my computer deleting random “bad” photos I have been collecting for years when I found this gem among the photos.  I must have downloaded it while on my phone from Facebook or some other source because I have no recollection of downloading it at all.  I was about to delete it when I Read More…

Saxophone Lessons in Waitsfield Vermont

Jazz Saxophone Lessons in Waitsfield Vermont! I’ve just finished setting up my teaching studio in Waitsfield, Vermont.  If you live near the Waitsfield Vermont area, are in the Harwood Union High School or the Washington West Supervisory Union and are interested in saxophone lessons I am now accepting new students.  Waitsfield is a town in central Vermont and is about a half Read More…

Saxophone Lessons in Montpelier Vermont!

Jazz Saxophone Lessons in Montpelier Vermont! I’ve just finished setting up my teaching studio in Montpelier, Vermont.  If you live near the Montpelier Vermont area and are interested in saxophone lessons I am now accepting students.  Montpelier is a city in central Vermont and is about a half hour from Burlington Vermont. I teach saxophone and specialize in jazz Read More…

2015 Aebersold Jazz Workshop with Chris Potter

Here’s another great workshop with Chris Potter that I came across just now on Facebook. Chris Potter is one of the top tenor saxophone players in the world.  There is a great duo performance in the beginning of “Out of Nowhere” . Chris then answers questions from the students and faculty afterwards. Great stuff.    Check it out! Read More…

Neffmusic Lessons: Where do I start?

Now that the Neffmusic site has over 500 lessons to choose from,  the two questions I get asked the most every week are:  “Where should I start?”  and  “What should I do next?” (Also, “What mouthpiece should I buy?” but that is a different subject than we are dealing with today). To answer these questions, I Read More…

Great Lenny Pickett Clinic

I just found these videos on Youtube a few minutes ago and started watching them.  Lenny Pickett is a tenor sax player known to almost all saxophone players.  If you have ever watched Saturday Night Live, you have heard Lenny Pickett.  He’s the sax player in the middle of the TV screen playing notes so Read More…

Great George Garzone Masterclass

Here’s a recently posted masterclass by the great jazz teacher and tenor saxophone player George Garzone.  I studied with George for a semester or two while at Berklee back in the mid 80’s.  I remember him messing up my whole musical worldview by telling me to not tongue and stop playing licks. ( I had Read More…

“The Scale Omnibus” Free PDF Book!!

I found this great resource on the internet a few weeks ago and I wanted to share it with all of you.  It’s called “The Scale Omnibus” by Francesco Balena and it is FREE. Yes, you read that right.  It’s FREE! When I first heard of the free “Scale Omnibus”, my first thought was “OK, Read More…

Great Hal Galper Masterclass Videos

Here are some great clips from youtube of a Hal Galper masterclass.  Hal Galper is a great piano player who has has played with many of the jazz legends.  I came to know him from some Phil Woods albums I had growing up.  These are great to watch a number of times.  Hal is such Read More…

Neffmusic Jazz Improvisation Lessons: Where do you start?

The most commonly asked question I get emailed to me is “What mouthpiece should I get?”.  The second most common question would be  “I looked at all your jazz improvisation lessons and really want to start but I have no idea where to start or what jazz lessons to get.  What do you suggest?” To Read More…

Kenny Werner Masterclass

This is a great masterclass by Kenny Werner. I’ve been a fan of Mr. Werner’s since I read his book “EZffortless Mastery” a number of years ago. I love his mindset of letting go of the fear and distraction that can attack us when we perform. So often when I was younger, I would be Read More…

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