Improvisation Clinic at JEN Conference in San Diego

Thanks to everyone who came to my session at JEN! I had a great time presenting, going to performances, and reconnecting with friends at the conference. Thanks to my friend (and Berklee professor) Ayn Inserto for snapping this photo and for the kind words:

Steve JEN

The Living Jazz Tradition

I will be presenting a clinic entitled “Creative and Organic Approaches for Beginning Improvisation” at the Jazz Education Network (JEN) conference in San Diego this weekend. The session will cover:

  • Developing Inner Hearing
  • Learning Music by Ear
  • Thematic and Rhythmic Improvisation
  • Improvisation Over Drones
  • Group Free Improvisation Exercises

Saturday, 1/10/15
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Seaport Ballroom A (ST2)



Huge thanks to my publisher CMA Press for sending me down to the conference. I will have copies of my book The Living Jazz Tradition: A Creative Guide to Improvisation and Harmony for sale.