What does a jazz education in the 21st century look like? And what should it look like?
Why would a working bassist decide to drop it all and go to school?
How does focusing deeply on contemporary music outside of jazz change the way you approach the instrument?
We answer these questions and much more on this episode featuring Jeff Denson.
Jeff is a professor at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, California. He’s also an active performer and has worked for many years with saxophonist Lee Konitz.
He’s got a wealth of other projects, including a recent album with the San Francisco String Trio titled May I Introduce To You.
Here’s the flow for the episode:
- Part 1 – the CJC and redefining jazz education
- Part 2 – the cauldron of influences in Jeff’s life
- Part 3 – why school?
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