Jazz Education Network Annual Conference is coming up early next month in Louisville Kentucky. The town of fried chicken, grits, and bourbon. And, great jazz gatherings.
I’ve not attended a conference in a while. I’m excited to take in five days of live jazz and workshops on the fine art of teaching jazz. And meeting up with old friends from jazz camp and college. Starting with Rufus Reid and Bobby Shew.
Some of the workshops include:
I’m rooming with my former Berklee mentor and inspiration Andy Jaffe. Where did the last forty years go?
It will be exciting sharing what I’ve learned with my students when I get back.
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted percussionist and drum teacher.