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How to Play the Blues Like a Pro: A Lesson with Wynton Kelly

Eric 7 minute read

The blues is about making a musical statement – telling a story through the lines you play. Rather than thinking about notes or theory, it’s the sound, style, and feel of what you’re playing that matters most. And this is an essential skill that every improviser must develop… Today we’re ...Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Jazz Articulation: Coltrane Techniques D …

Forrest 7 minute read

As always, finding a clear model gives us a direction and starting place to understand what it is we’re dealing with, and of all the solos I’ve listened to, one sticks out in particular when I think of articulation… The concept of varied articulation: Learning from Coltrane John Coltrane has ...Read More

How to Completely Change How You Think About Practicing: Words of Wisd …

Forrest 11 minute read

While I was at music school, pianist Harold Mabern’s spontaneous hallway-lunch-time talks became something you did not want to miss. A walking encyclopedia of jazz history, tunes and techniques, Harold actually lived it. He played with greats like Cannonball Adderley, Roy Haynes, J.J. Johnson, Sonny Rollins, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, ...Read More

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Forrest Wernick

From the Bay Area, he's lived throughout the country in California, Colorado, and New York, learning and playing music. He's studied extensively with Rich Perry, Mulgrew Miller, and a whole lot of other amazing musicians. When he's not playing saxophone, you can find him traveling, writing, trail running, and training in Muay Thai.

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Eric O'donnell

Originally from Northeast Ohio, he moved to New York/New Jersey to go to graduate school. He's studied with greats such as Bill Mobley, Mulgrew Miller, Ingrid Jensen, and many more. In his free time he's usually working out, reading, or training for a marathon.

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