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Learn Jazz Organ Part 1 (Jazz Organ Project 57/250)

My first jazz organ lesson was with Ondrej Pivec in Brooklyn. I learned stock chord voicings, which are your basic no-frill keyboard chords. It’s essential that you know these as you begin jazz organ. Print out the graphic below, and … Continue reading

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Grove Winery Jazz Fest 2017

Thanks to Max Lloyd for this picture, and thanks to Grant Osborne, Andy Trexler, and Chris Hankins for playing with me.

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Do The Reps(Jazz Organ Project 56/250)

I did a very nice studio session today where I laid down piano tracks for two songs, and also recorded an acoustic bass track. It was relaxed, and I’m proud to say I played really well. My creative juices were … Continue reading

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August News

My trio has a couple of shows this week. One will be our regular Irregardless gig on Friday, and then Saturday we will be returning to Brice’s Brewing. I’m honored to be part of a new music collective called The … Continue reading

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Two-Part Episode (Jazz Organ Project 55/250)

Part 1 – Preparing for a gig Read and understand all communications regarding the gig. Make sure you know all details including, but is not limited to: 1. Exact start and finish times. 2. How much you are going to … Continue reading

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Practicing Sight Reading (Jazz Organ Project 54/250)

The more you learn about music, the more you realize you don’t know. But after about 30 years of playing music, I was floored when I realized that I had been doing something wrong the entire time. I had been … Continue reading

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When Will I Be Good (Jazz Organ Project 54/250)

The other day, I sat down to listen to a recording of my trio. I heard myself make tons of mistakes, and my time seemed to always be rushing ahead of the beat. I wondered, “When am I going to … Continue reading

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Practice Magic (Jazz Organ Project 53/250)

It takes a ton of practice to become a great magician. Great magicians often spend years in seclusion practicing magic tricks in order to get them perfect. It’s one of those careers that necessarily has to be about the love … Continue reading

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Video from 7/6/17 at the Cameo Theater

Thanks to George Johnson of GJ Music Videography for this cool video. From the Cameo Theater in Fayetteville, NC, with Casey Overton on guitar and Zsolt David on drums.

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Time is Everything (Jazz Organ Project 52/250)

Timing is very important in music. It’s much more important than the harmonic content or the tone quality of a particular instrument. I’ve seen pianists with a great time feel sit down at an cheap or out-of-tune piano and make … Continue reading

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