Jazz music got me through college. It was impossible for me to study in silence, but music with lyrics distracted me. Inspired by the cover of “God Bless the Child” by Blood Sweat and Tears which included a lot of jazz, I looked into the category. Dave Brubeck and his classic, “Take Five” quickly got my attention. My jazz collection continued to grow. Almost forty years later now, I still love jazz and have included various fusions of the genre in my library. Join me as I write about what I hear and see if it can “jazz me up!”
"...using your eyes to read the music, using yours ears to develop your musical sense, and your heart. Those three things are very important." — Lee Ritenour
Can seventy-five million fans be wrong?
This is the kind of music you could listen to for hours and not get enough.
Each track presents diverse technicians speaking different languages and delivering their message with the music.
A fusion with jazz, funk, hip-hop, rap, electronica, reggae, bossa nova, salsa, and latino influences featured in the latest release from Sergio Mendez.
The album’s technical proficiency and acoustic nature will cross over to the classical listener and will excite every jazz enthusiast.
An album that will appeal to both classical listeners and jazz enthusiasts.
Jimmy Buffett was right on target for that era with his lyric that "only jazz musicians were smoking marijuana."
A hip-hop symphony by Adam Theis, Live from "The Palace of Fine Arts" in San Francisco. Why would a fifty-seven year old man like hip hop?
Interview with Colin Bray, bass player for the Jazz Wizards and long time friend of Jeff Healey.
In addition to his own amazing talent, Jeff Healey displayed remarkable ability to judge and select other talented musicians to form the Jazz Wizards.