25 Apr

Demystifying Jazz Bands

Modern jazz bands come in many different sizes and styles. Each variation is dependent on several factors, the most important being the type of music being played and the venue in which the performance takes place. Smaller jazz bands called combos. Ordinarily witnessed in nightclubs, jazz clubs, and other similarly confined spaces, combos are composed […]

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10 Jan

Five Jazz Guitarists That Changed the World!

As Jazz emerged as a musical force in the early 20th century, few have left their mark on the in the guitar world as these following virtuosos. 1. Wes Montgomery Wes Montgomery’s innovative style and virtuosity was the influence of multiple contemporary guitarists including Jimi Hendrix. A virtuoso among virtuoso, Montgomery’s command of the instrument […]

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“Alan Baylock has achieved a goal that many artists aspire to, but often fail to reach: he has developed his own distinct sound as a composer. His writing is fresh, and is imbued with a great sense of spirit and fun.”
– Gordon Goodwin (Grammy & Emmy award winning composer/bandleader)

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“Baylock goes beyond the pale and creates moods and textures which challenge a big band to be on their best behavior. I have the highest regard for his writing.” – David Liebman