Jazz then and now

Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved. How could it happen that a musician with the unpretentious abilities I had heard Mr.

Jazz then and now

I could have gone for a more cynical title and in keeping with the matrimonial theme, chosen "for richer or poorer? I had a very good discussion on this topic recently, with an experienced veteran and I thought I'd raise the Jazz then and now here and see what turns up.

I look at this topic from a both a student's and a teacher's point of view. I'm a beginniner in the jazz journey but I've been a teacher in various fields since I was My mum was a very sucessful artist and teacher whose students went on to their own sucesses.

Jazz then and now

The thing that always bugged me as a saxophone student however, was the lamentable lack of focus on results from so many teachers. How many of you reading this, have been shelling out your hard earned for week after week, month after month, perhaps year after year, and still can't step up confidently at the local jam session???

I'll be the first to put my hand up I know a lot of players in my own situation, dilligent woodshedders not dllettantes, who've spent a small fortune on books, dvds, lessons, etc, and yet the seemingly simple goal of being able to play and jam with other musicians at a functional level, is no nearer.

Compare this to other endeavours. As a younger bloke, I helped train other young blokes to hop into a square ring and slap each other silly. Some were good, some were great, some were awful, but in a time frame that would put jazz educators to shame, all were functional.

They had to be.

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Anything less in a boxing ring gets you hurt. The same expectation of a basic proficiency and subsequent result focussed training occurs in most if not every other performance based art or activity I've encountered. Be it driver training, sky diving, athletics, medical surgical training, or whatever.

The training reflects the fact that one day the student is gonna jump at 30, feet and have to get things right. I wonder, if teachers in the saxophone world have the same focus. Are there teachers out there just churning out ecologically irresponsible amounts of manuscript paper filled with a zillion licks and patterns and passing that off as teaching?

I reckon there's a few. Are there teachers out there updating their facebook page or answering emails whilst the student ploughs through Coker's "Patterns for Jazz? In my experience, very very few.

By "decent funtional level" I'll settle for "able to play the tunes and solo convincingly at the local jam session. The real world being that scary place outside of the arts and their educational institutions.

So the question here is why is it so??? I willing to bet that most of not all of the teachers sincerely want their students to reach a functional level and do so sometime within the next 10 years. The future of improvised music depends on getting new people up and on the bandstand.

If we can't get those young teeenagers to a stage where they can get together with the local guitarist and drummer and function as a sax player in a rock band, we lose them to Xbox.

If we can't get the late bloomer to a stage where he can get up on a Thursday night or Sunday afternoon at the local jam session and play well enough that the locals want to come back and hear him next week, we lose out to pub trivia nights wet t-shirt competitions.Click through the photo gallery for many more moments and memories from Roxy Blu.

The original Then & Now: Roxy Blu article was published September 21, by The r-bridal.com Chicago is an American rock band formed in in Chicago, Illinois, calling themselves the Chicago Transit Authority in before shortening the name in The self-described “ rock and roll band with horns ” began writing politically charged rock music, and later moved to a softer sound, generating several hit ballads.

Sep 06,  · I could have gone for a more cynical title and in keeping with the matrimonial theme, chosen "for richer or poorer?" or, to be truly pessimistic about the state of jazz education, and still in keeping with our theme, "in sickness and in health until the death of jazz do us part.".

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