Jazz Guitar Roundup January 2018
Once again GMI brings you a Jazz Guitar Roundup of music news from the past month, keeping you up to date with whats been going on. The genre is proving to be as vibrant as ever with new albums from the likes of Michael Louis-Smith and festivals like the Winter Jazzfest in New York gracing the headlines. Check out these links to the hottest jazz news from the past month, then scroll below to see what Twitter had to say this month on the subject of jazz. Don’t forget to head over to our online lessons and How to Play series to take your guitar playing into the stratosphere! Ok, lets get on with GMI’s Jazz Guitar Roundup January 2018.
These Millennials Are Shaking Up the Jazz World
With deep roots in both pop and classical music, Esperanza Spalding,30—bassist, bandleader,composer, and vocalist—is the breakout star of jazz’s second century. Photograph by Mark Seliger. These Millennials Are Shaking Up the Jazz World
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Jazz legend Scott Henderson talks taking guitar lessons online
Guitarist Scott Henderson’s career has seen him mixing jazz, blues, funk and rock in his solo work, as co-leader of fusion band Tribal Tech, as well as playing with artists like Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea. He’s also got more than 30 years … Jazz legend Scott Henderson talks taking guitar lessons online
John McLaughlin: What People Call Jazz These Days – That’s Not Jazz!
“Jazz is supposed to take you to a different world, into the world of the players, with the intensity and the passion of it.” Mahavishnu Orchestra guitar legend John McLaughlin said he’s not a fan of what is considered jazz music these days, explaining to … John McLaughlin: What People Call Jazz These Days – That’s Not Jazz!
Highlights In Jazz – 45th Anniversary Gala in New York City
Joining the guitar maestro on stage at 2018’s Highlights In Jazz season opener will be fellow guitarist Russell Malone, a six- string master in his own right. Russell credits Wes Montgomery and George Benson as early influences, but has such a … Highlights In Jazz – 45th Anniversary Gala in New York City
Bumper Jacksons open 2018 with bluegrass, jazz at Bayou Theater
In the band’s debut performance in Texas, Bumper Jacksons will bring their unique blend of bluegrass, jazz and swing music to University … and on the opposite side of the stage, a pedal steel guitar. “The pedal steel makes those ‘swoopy’ sounds … Bumper Jacksons open 2018 with bluegrass, jazz at Bayou Theater
In Memoriam: Jazz blues artists we lost in 2017
Known as “Godfather of Fusion.” Pioneer of jazz-rock. Known for a guitar style that owed as much to blues, rock, and country as it did to earlier, smoother bop influences. His formation of the group The Eleventh House in 1973 and The Guitar Trio with … In Memoriam: Jazz blues artists we lost in 2017
2018 Norfolk arts preview: the best jazz, folk and world gigs not to miss
Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism … Mohsen Amini (concertina), Hayley Keenan (fiddle) and Graeme Armstrong (guitar) create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound that, in just a couple of years, has earned them … 2018 Norfolk arts preview: the best jazz, folk and world gigs not to miss
Q&A with Jazz musician Michael-Louis Smith
NEW CANAAN — Michael-Louis Smith speaks “un peu” — a little — of French, but is fluent with the guitar, ukulele and the piano. The Saratoga, N.Y., native has an album to prove it. Initially a self-taught guitarist and avid admirer of jazz greats … Q&A with…Jazz musician Michael-Louis Smith
‘Gypsy jazz’ swings into Portage Center for the Arts on Saturday
Attendees on Saturday might, for example, learn something about Django Reinhardt, “one of the legends of early jazz guitar,” Ruppenthal said. Reinhardt was a Roma musician playing French Musette music in the late 1920s when he heard the music of Duke … ‘Gypsy jazz’ swings into Portage Center for the Arts on Saturday
The Town Hall and Winter Jazz fest Present Grammy Nominee Buika
For her Town Hall performance, Buika will be accompanied by Santiago Cañada, trombone; Ahmed ‘King’ Barroso, guitar; Josue ‘Ronkio’ Bass … “Give me copla, give me jazz, give me flamenco, give me bolero, give me the blues. At the end, each one of … The Town Hall and Winter Jazz fest Present Grammy Nominee Buika
Jazz Notes: Winter Jazzfest—The Best Jazz Festival of the Year in NYC in a Variety of Venues
What started 13 years ago as an inspired goal of giving voice to the plethora of relatively unknown but immensely talented jazz musicians toiling in the multitude of the New York’s tiny and obscure clubs, the NYC Winter Jazzfest (January 10-17) has … Jazz Notes: Winter Jazzfest—The Best Jazz Festival of the Year in NYC in a Variety of Venues
Is Today’s Jazz Finally Outrunning the Past?
The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the latest in pop music criticism, trends and news. Last year was the centennial anniversary of the birth of several foundational jazz figures: Thelonious Monk … Is Today’s Jazz Finally Outrunning the Past?
Record Bin: How Herbie Hancock subverted jazz traditions and asserted his funk dominance on “Head Hunters”
Jazz at The Lescar, Sheffield, listings January – March 2018
She’s appeared at Ronnie Scotts, London Jazz Festival, Cork Jazz Festival, and is joined for her Sheffield debut by Billy Adamson on guitar, Paul Baxter on bass, and Adam Osmianski on drums. ‘Startling debut from British singer-songwriter who sets her … Jazz at The Lescar, Sheffield, listings January – March 2018.
The Harmonic Minor Scale for Jazz Guitar
One of the most common parent scales, harmonic minor is a bit elusive when it comes to using it in a jazz guitar context. Though you will use the major and melodic minor scales much more often than harmonic minor, it’s still an essential scale to learn … The Harmonic Minor Scale for Jazz Guitar
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Jazz Guitar Roundup News on Twitter from the past month
— Jens Larsen (@JensLJazz) January 4, 2018
— Janice Temple (@TheJaniceTemple) January 5, 2018
— RadioSwissJazz OnAir (@jazz_onair) January 5, 2018
— Christopher Ellis (@ellismuzicchild) January 5, 2018
— Play Guitar Podcast (@playguitarpdcst) January 6, 2018
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