Feb 17

It’s been almost a year since I’ve updated my blog. So here goes with a bit of a ‘progress report’ of my daily practice. I practice about at least 45mins to 60mins almost everyday, if I have the time I will do up to 2 hours of practice. I break up my practice into 3 […] Read more »

March 2016 News

I realised it’s been a while since I’ve done anything with my blog…so here goes for March 2016 1, 2, 1234 I’ve just had a very interesting time over the last 2 weeks. Firstly it’s been the start of semester and JMI has been buzzing. Secondly, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra […] Read more »

may news

I’m about to start a little tour to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. I’ll be playing with 3 different groups in the 3 different cities. I’m looking forward to getting the opportunity to play with a whole bunch of musicians that I haven’t played with before. I think one of the great things about jazz is […] Read more »

March news…

Another teaching year has started. I really enjoy helping people learn about jazz and watching people’s music and grow. It is tricky to work out where to start with new students. Last year I was lucky to organise a teachers conference with clinicians from Jazz at Lincoln Centre. One of the main topics they delivered […] Read more »

define jazz…

I often get asked the question by students, peers and friends, “what is jazz?” Each time I’m asked this question I get the sense that my answer needs to be so well defined that it will then be clear as to what “jazz” is and then from that definition people will understand what it is […] Read more »

Attitude is everything…

Last night I watched a great program on ‘Insight’ called “Born or Made” It was about with the right amount of practice you can do anything. There is a belief that if you practice something for 10 000 hours you will be in the top percentage of people in the world that also practice that […] Read more »