Learn Jazz Through Process, Not Rules

The people who only follow the rules – we don’t wind up knowing who they...


Rhythm Is More Important Than "Right" Notes

"Time and rhythm are king! Number one! All notes seem to sound good when they...


Expand Your Ears and Creativity with Drones

A drone is a sustained tone that accompanies a piece of music. Drones can be...


Are You an Independent or a Dependent Musician?

If I asked you to perform a solo piece right now, would you jump at the...


How to Improvise Variations on a Theme

A theme and variations approach engages new improvisers and provides endless...


Play Music by Ear

You really have to practice the coordination between the mind and the fingers,...


Release Your Inner Music

Thank you for visiting the Creative Music Blog! Are you interested in learning...


Kenny Wheeler Tribute featured on NPR's Jazz Night in America

NPR's Jazz Night In America hosted by Christian McBride devoted last week's...


UW Master's Recital

Come celebrate the culmination of my graduate studies at University of...


Kenny Wheeler Tribute This Sunday on KPLU's Jazz NW

Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and saxophonist Steve Treseler pay tribute to the life,...