By Kelli Swehla Memes tend to do a good job of summing up something in a funny way. I offer you exhibit A: If you’re like me, you laughed at this. Then you realized something: we all do this or have done it. If you’re a little bit older (also like me), these years areContinue reading “How to Select Better Music for Your Jazz Band“
By James Dreier and Dr. Steve Shanley Atychiphobia: Fear of making mistakes, Atychimusicaphobia: Fear of making mistakes playing (or directing) Latin jazz OK, the second one was made up. But according to carefully done and totally anecdotal research, this is a real thing. The fear of rehearsing a Latin jazz chart with your jazz bandContinue reading “Let’s Dance! – Accepting the Latin jazz invitation with Engagement and Discovery “
By Mike Conrad, University of Northern Iowa Although I have only been adjudicating at jazz festivals in Iowa for the past six or seven years at this point, I have noticed that there often seems to be a disconnect between what directors think judges want to hear and what they actually want to hear. IContinue reading “What Judges Really Want to Hear at Jazz Festivals/Competitions“
1A/2A-Rick Stone Rick Stone holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA) and a Master’s in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music (Boston, MA). He has studied with Robert Washut and Chris Merz (UNI), Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Bob Brookmeyer, Marty Ehrlich, and SteveContinue reading “Meet the 2022 All State Jazz Directors…”
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