• Jazz Piano Voicings for the Non-Pianist

    Jazz Piano Voicings for the Non-Pianist

    Every musician should have a basic understanding of how and why pianists voice chords in certain ways. This book, designed by a horn player, addresses and explains the basics of authentic, hip sounding chord voicings in simple, non-pianistic language. You’ll be comping on your own over Standards in a short period of time. Includes written voicings over many of the most popular Aebersold play-a-long tracks, so you can comp with bass and drums backing you up! No piano skills are required to use this book effectively. Play great jazz voicings today!

  • Pocket Changes I & II

    Pocket Changes I & II

    Pocket Changes I & II, widely used by musicians throughout the world, contains standard progressions (no melodies) to 421 & 381 tunes (respectively). These handy, small-formatted books contain a great deal of musical information that has proven to be very useful for both educational and professional playing situations – tunes played by all jazz musicians, professional and amateur alike in a format that will fit in any case. There are no duplications between volumes and come in concert key only.

Relationships and Open World

October 31, 2008Louisville Jazz Society Newsletter
As we look forward to receiving another group of Russian jazz students as part of the Open World… [read more]

Jazz Studies in Brazil

March 1, 2008Louisville Jazz Society Newsletter
In March 2008, seven faculty members from the University of Louisville Jamey Aebersold Jazz… [read more]

Perm, Russia: Student Reflections

July 20, 2006 – It may come as a surprise to many to learn that Louisville has a sister. How come we haven’t seen her? Well, she lives quite a ways away and… [read more]

La Plata Jazz Festival: Student Reflections

June 21, 2006 – The connection between two sister cities from across the globe is one that celebrates their cultural and language differences yet still creates… [read more]

A Year in Global Jazz

April 1, 2006 – Jazz Educators Journal — As someone who has actively been involved in the jazz education movement for more than 30 years, I have witnessed… [read more]

The Polish-American Ensemble

One often hears that music is the universal language. I have been very fortunate to… [read more]

Australia, Hamilton Island, and Jazz Education

October 1, 2005 – Imagine standing under a swaying palm tree, shading yourself from the blazing tropical sun; a welcome breeze off the ocean, helping to cool the… [read more]

The Jazz Connection – Russia:Louisville

April 1, 2004 – From 2004. One often hears of how “music is the universal language”. This statement was proven true again during a recent visit to the… [read more]

Jazz in Estonia

February 4, 2004 – Friends and colleagues gave me the oddest looks when I told them that I was going to Tallinn, Estonia, for ten weeks. Why? To help build a jazz… [read more]

Copyright Law

January 1, 1991 – Copyright law is an important concern for the musician in today’s contemporary society. It affects all aspects of music in our culture. The… [read more]

Blue Note Classics: An Analytical, Comparative & Historical Study of Eleven Jazz Recordings

In music, when one composes, the artist creates new… [read more]

College Jazz: A Brighter Future in Sight

September 20, 1990(JAZZ EDUCATORS JOURNAL, FALL 1990)
When educators consider the inevitability of declining enrollment at colleges and universities,… [read more]

Thoughts on Starting a Jazz Program

August 1, 1990 – I found this recently and, while times have changed, much still pertains to today…. [read more]

Aesthetic Education & the Jazz Ensemble

During the past quarter century, public and private… [read more]