Here's another free jazz lesson I just made. This one was shot in my Chicago Piano Lessons studio. Hope you enjoy and I get to teach you soon. There are a few slots still open for private lessons. Please contact me today to get started.
Here's a free lesson I just shot for the website www.freejazzlessons.com I really go into depth on how to play rootless jazz piano chords and voicings behind a soloist. There's some cool chords and rhythms in there. I'm excited to share it with friends in Chicago and around the world!
This video lesson combines 2 of my favorite styles. Jazz and Blues. I even throw in a couple gospel chords in there for good measure too! If you're interested in learning more about this style o any other jazz piano…Read more
Here's another free video piano lesson I just made for the site freejazzlessons.com. In this video I teach you how to play a lick that jazz pianist Barry Harris played over the standard "Green Dolphin" Street. There's some awesome bebop vocabulary in there. Enjoy!
This video is a lesson on how to play a turnaround lick. Turnarounds are very common in jazz and this lick and can be used on lots and lots of tunes. Barry Harris made this particular lick idea famous. Enjoy the free lesson!
I just watched this really great video by conductor and pianist Benjamin Zander. We need more people like Benjamin Zander who have the rare ability to be able to communicate through their playing and their words. Music as an artform would be in much better place if we had more people with his skills.
Here is a very cool video I just found. It's of Otis Spann playing his "Spann's Blues". There are some phenomenal blues licks in this video and the first chorus is a close up of his hands. Spend some time learning these blues licks my friends. Otis Spann was perhaps the greatest Chicago Blues Piano Player of all time. Enjoy!
This brought me such joy when I listened to this. I have to share it with you guys. Here's a video of Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme scatting together at the Grammy's in 1976. This is some of the most awesome scatting I've ever heard. Two of the greatest jazz singers of all time bringing the house down. Enjoy!