Chick Corea: A Listener’s Companion

I have to confess, I’m a total Chick Corea nerd.  Spain was one of the first jazz tunes that I learned and when I realized that we have a birthday in common, I was hooked. For my undergraduate thesis, I decided to analyze the piano styles of Art Tatum,...

Remembering Cynthia Layne

The news spread fast on Monday – Indianapolis lost one of the most talented, beautiful, kind members of its jazz musician community, vocalist Cynthia Layne.  Throughout my 20+ years as a member of the community our paths have crossed many times and in many ways...

JEN Conference 2015

On my last day in San Diego before returning to a frozen Indiana, I have a few minutes to reflect on the Jazz Education Network Conference that I was able to be a part of this weekend.  I’ve been a member of the board for four years now and was able to help grow...