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Killer Triadic & Pentatonic Concepts Made Easy: A Lesson With Ken …

Forrest 7 minute read

But the thing is, Kenny Garrett built his unique style using the jazz language of his heroes. Besides his huge beautiful dark one-of-a-kind tone, that’s why it sounds so awesome. Because he mixed his own unique style with the bebop language, it sounds like a natural and progressive evolution of ...Read More

How Thinking Like a Writer Will Make You a Better Jazz Improviser

Forrest 6 minute read

The thing that nobody ever thinks about is that you’re not limited to the confines of jazz or music to draw inspiration from to help clarify these more esoteric concepts. In fact, there’s inspiration all around you, from the books you read to the people you meet and the places ...Read More

Why This Two-Step Approach to Jazz Language Will Take Your Improvising …

Eric 5 minute read

You see when it comes to tackling jazz improvisation, most players approach their practice in one of two ways: Technical practice Creative practice There’s the time devoted to developing technique: Memorizing scales, running arpeggios with a metronome, working on articulation, and conquering the physical demands of playing an instrument. And ...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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