5 for Friday: 5 Pairs of Jazzmen Born on the Same Day

Ah, the random things that will catch your eye when you're studying jazz history. I have found 5 pairs of jazz musicians who share the same birth date. Not just the same day, but the same year, too. Useful? Probably not. Mildly interesting? I guess that's up to the reader. One observation is that for … Continue reading 5 for Friday: 5 Pairs of Jazzmen Born on the Same Day

Tips to Jazzify Your Playing

As a musician who plays jazz, I am introducing a new occasional feature with a focus on playing. And although I'm a guitarist, I think a lot of what I'll share will apply to any instrument. If you are a contemporary musician, it's likely that your main — or only — style is not jazz. … Continue reading Tips to Jazzify Your Playing