Balancing Classical and Jazz Practice

I am someone that tries to maintain as high a level of classical trumpet…


Warm-Up / Development Routines

I have come to believe that the warm-up is the single most critical element to…


Practice Improvisation Like a Scientist

The Hypothesis Have you ever felt like your progress in learning jazz…


Music is an Onion

This analogy is an old one, and I don’t like it very much.  Onions are used for…


Recycling in Jazz Improvisation

The following is an exerpt from my book, "Recycling in Jazz Improvisation"…


Juggling Versatility

A Trend In Trumpet Playing I have found that in recent years there seems to be…


Know Your Sphere, And Play In It

Martial Arts study taught me to be aware of different spheres of influence that…


Recycling the Major Pentatonic Scale

The following article is an excerpt from my book, "Recycling in Jazz…


So, you think you know your major scales?

The following article is an excerpt from my book, “Recycling in Jazz…