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The Jazzer's Cookbook

The Jazzer's Cookbook

A “must have” exciting collection of favorite tips from 57 of today's most outstanding educators, performers, and industry pros in the jazz education world. This is an ideal source that contains proven successful suggestions that will not only aid the teacher/director from junior high school to university levels, but the conductor and performer – novice to professional! Performance tips on instrument technique, rehearsals, programming, technology, improvisation and much more!

Enjoy this quick-to-read enjoyable book that will inform and inspire creativity and improvement at all levels.

Sample recipes include:

Jamey Abersold, legendary jazz educator and publisher, NEW Jazz Master and LeJENd of Jazz Education Honoree

Advanced Jazz Improve, How to Cook!

John Clayton, Grammy award winning Bassist and composer, JEN Vice-President Left Hand Bass-ics

Dennis DiBlasio, jazz saxophonist with Maynard Ferguson and others, arranger, composer, educator

Get Started Improvising by Using a Single Scale-Heat, Simmer, Boil!

Diane Downs, founder and artistic director of the renowned Louisville Leopard Percussionists

All About the Blues!

Dr. Lou Fischer, co-founder/past president of the Jazz Education Network, performer, composer, author

Big Band Shake 'n Bake–Successful Performance Tips

Dan Haerle, faculty/Regents professor in Jazz studies at the UNT 25 years, LeJENds of Jazz Education recipient

Expand Your Palette–a taste of Voicings

Dave Liebman, NEA Jazz Master, LeJENd of Jazz Education, award winning performer, lecturer, author

Beyond the Music–Jazz Education in the Century of Change

Darmon Meader, distinguished vocalist, arranger, and saxophonist, founder/performer New York Voices

Stir, Don't Shake–Recipe for Vocal Improv

Bob Mintzer, 23-year member of Yellowjackets, Grammy award-winning big band leader and composer of big band music performed globally

Spice Up your Life with Music–words from one who knows!

Dr. Gary Motley, recognized by National Endowment for the Arts, Great American Jazz Piano Competition, and American Composers Forum

Jazz and the iPad – Add this to your Menu!

Dr. Larry Ridley, educator, performer, authors and is founder/executive director for the African-American Jazz Caucus, Inc., (AAJC)

Jazz Gumbo, sage advice

Paris Rutherford, Regents Professor Emeritus of Jazz, Univ. of North Texas 30 years, author, arranger, LeJENds of Jazz Education recipient

Recipe for Arranging Amazing Vocal Jazz Goodies

Creative Recipes for Players and Teachers

168 pages

by Various Authors


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