Did you know April 30th is International Jazz Day? Jazz music, an American-originating genre, has been globally popular since the 1920s. Combining facets of both Africa and European musical traditions, jazz is most commonly arranged using piano, drums, double bass, trumpet, saxophone, and you guessed it…
Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, Joe Pass, and Charlie Christian are four players we consider to be some of the best jazz guitarists of all time. Each of these guitarists contributed substantially to the progression of jazz
Wes Montgomery lived from 1923-1968, and made a name for himself by his outstanding musical fluidity and unique style of playing. Wes played, largely, by bracing the body of the
Guitar Lesson with Tim Lerch
Here is a free Wes Montgomery inspired
Hailed by many as the best jazz
Guitar Lesson with Reinier Voet
In this free lesson, Reinier Voet shows you how to play a passage from Django’s “Blues en Mineur.” Be patient learning this one!
Another legendary player on our list is the great, Joe Pass. Starting his performing career at only 14, Joe let the world know of his virtuosity early on. Over his lifetime, Joe won a Grammy award, made notable television appearances, and inspired countless new
Guitar Lesson with Henry Johnson
Here’s a free Joe Pass
Charlie Christian was involved in many jazz bands at a young age, but made his world-stage debut with the “King of Swing,” Benny Goodman. A regular collaborator with Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Christian is most famous for being the founding father of bebop-style jazz
Guitar Lesson with Sean McGowan
In this lesson, Sean McGowan shows us how to play a relatively long riff in the style of Charlie Christian. Let’s try it out!
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