We asked Kyle Engelhardt, band director at Cedar Falls High School, and UNI professor Dr. Michael Conrad to give us some examples of jazz artists, along with audio and video suggestions, that students and fans just getting in to jazz can listen and watch on their own that will help them get and keep up excitement for jazz. The list is balanced between artists out of jazz history and today’s leading players.
Kyle provided the wind instruments, and Mike handled the rhythm section. Thanks to both of them for this excellent introduction to American’s Music! Graze the list or hit the jumps to go directly to the instrument you want.