Before the second world war, big bands (also known as swing bands) were the “in” thing with artists such as Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Woody Herman being some of the more well-known leaders of the swing era. The bands usually consisted of between twelve and twenty-five musicians featuring a whole host of brass, woodwind, and
While trying to learn trumpet, I’m constantly on the internet trying to find the best exercises and other information to help me progress faster. I’ve noticed that the good sites seem to be difficult to find if you don’t already know about them.
It just occurred to me that much of the people who read my blog don’t know me as well as they know other bloggers in the jazz niche. I feel that having a tight-knit community is important in small groups such as the one I’m a part of, so I’m going to tell you a
Yoshi Matsubara & Asher Barreras, two seniors at UNT held a recital performance in Kenton hall at the University of North Texas April 5 2010. Senior recital performances are essentially projects that students must complete in order to get their degree. One might not expect much from a recital, but then again most don’t get
Sometimes, I get stuck in a rut with music and can’t seem to find anything worth listening to. While the music you already have is great, it does get old when you don’t have anything new to play. I’d like to help keep this from happening to you by linking up with some fellow jazz