Newport Sessions

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NEWPORT JAZZ SESSIONS

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Cory Wong

Cory Wong

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Cory Wong - "Practicing Rhythm" A simple, yet effective training exercise to improve your rhythm.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Cory Wong is a Grammy-nominated American guitarist, bassist, songwriter, podcast-host, and producer...

Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Andrew Bird – "Using the Violin as a Songwriting Tool" Andrew Bird shows us how the violin, although different from a guitar or keyboard, can be an effective songwriting instrument.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Andrew Bird is an...

J.P. Harris

J.P. Harris

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY JP Harris - "The Nashville Number System" In this quick tutorial, JP Harris teaches us about The Nashville Number System, a technique that any musician interested in studio or club work should have under their belt. EDUCATOR...

The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY The Bad Plus - "Structure" The Bad Plus have developed a reputation for their genre-bending and provocative compositions. In this video, they break down the concept of “structure” and explain its importance as it pertains to...

Nate Smith & Brittany Howard

Nate Smith & Brittany Howard

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Nate Smith & Brittany Howard - "Collaborating" The collaborative process is incredibly important for musicians - particularly jazz musicians. In this Session, Nate Smith meets up with Brittany Howard at Sound Emporium in Nashville...

Nate Smith & Norah Jones

Nate Smith & Norah Jones

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Nate Smith & Norah Jones - "Collaborating" The collaborative process is incredibly important for musicians - particularly jazz musicians. In this Session, Nate Smith and Norah Jones break down their most recent collaboration and...

Nate Smith & Cory Wong

Nate Smith & Cory Wong

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Nate Smith & Cory Wong - "Collaborating" The collaborative process is incredibly important for musicians - particularly jazz musicians. In this Session, Nate Smith and Cory Wong break down their most recent collaboration and discuss...

Ben Harper

Ben Harper

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Ben Harper – "Instruments and Music From Around the World" For over 60 years, Ben Harper's family has owned and operated the Folk Music Center in Claremont, CA. In this video, Ben, his mother, Ellen, and staff members, Henry and...

Nubya Garcia

Nubya Garcia

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Nubya Garcia – "My Process" Nubya Garcia is one of the most prominent young players and contributors in the current London and worldwide Jazz scene. In this video she shares with us her process of how to compose for both her own...

Courtney Marie Andrews & Liz Cooper

Courtney Marie Andrews & Liz Cooper

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Courtney Marie Andrews & Liz Cooper - "The Songwriter's Process" Courtney and Liz have a one on one discussion breaking down each other's writing process centered around each's favorite song of the other. Includes...

José James

José James

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY José James – "Leading Your Band" José James talks about bringing a song to your band and leading them through a live performance or recording session. He walks through his 2018 Newport Jazz performance of Bill Withers' "Grandma's...

The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY The Lone Bellow - "Bringing A New Song To Your Band" Zach, Kanine, and Brian discuss how a song gets brought to the group and developed – with a focus on harmonies. Includes a performance.EDUCATOR RESOURCES SUBJECT: Zach, Kanine,...

Makaya McCraven

Makaya McCraven

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Makaya McCraven – "Finding Your Sound" Makaya walks us through the musical influences that helped him develop his unique approach to drumming and producing.Suggested SessionsSHOW YOUR SUPPORT...

DJ Logic

DJ Logic

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY DJ Logic – "Jazz Samples in Hip Hop" DJ Logic breaks down the origins of Jazz samples used in several popular Hip Hop tracks.  This video contains mature language and themes. Please view the content prior to sharing with...

Newport Jazz Assembly Band

Newport Jazz Assembly Band

Newport SessionsNewport Jazz Assembly Band"A Brief History of Jazz"The Newport Jazz Assembly Band program introduces students to the history and traditions of Jazz music. Prior to the pandemic, the bands had performed for over 25,000 students in schools in Rhode...

The Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Jazz Assembly Band

The Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Jazz Assembly Band

Newport SessionsThe Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Jazz Assembly Band"What is Jazz?" A presentation on these three eras in Jazz; Swing, Bebop and Hard Bop. Discussion will be on the evolution of the jazz soloist and will include the approach to common jazz progressions,...

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