Throughout jazz history, the greatest players were the ones who got to spend time in the company of the greats who came before them. In this one-of-a-kind program, three modern day jazz giants share their secrets- the precise secrets that made them into the world-renowned masters that they are.
Over the course of your Jazz Lessons with Giants journey, your teachers will give you the tools to make massive improvements in the areas of creating compelling melodies, super-charging your ears, using advanced harmony to get that hip, “post-Coltrane” sound, using articulation and phrasing to come up with your own style – and that’s just for starters.
Armed with results-producing information and powerful motivation, you can save yourself years of struggle and quickly make massive improvements while having fun – right now! You don’t have to wait until you’ve spent 10 years practicing 4 hours a day. Applying clearly laid out “insider” information, you can learn to set the bandstand on fire while you experience that elusive feeling of musical magic you crave – much sooner than you might think.
Jazz Lessons with Giants is indeed absolutely jam-stuffed with mountains of juicy tidbits that will turn you into the player who gets the other musicians saying, “Hey man, what was that thing you played in the last chorus?” You’ll learn the essential qualities necessary to approach this music the way the pros do it.
There are very few musicians on the planet who possess the musical experience, proficiency, creativity, and wisdom that these three men exude from their instruments every time they play. Between the three of them, they have played with virtually every single modern-day jazz legend – legends like, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and an endless list of others. Not only do they play jazz at the highest level possible, but they are also able to express exactly what it is that you need to do in order to get to take your playing as far as you’d like it to go, whether that’s getting a little bit more comfortable over rhythm changes, or whether that’s becoming a jazz giant yourself.
David is featured on nearly 400 recordings, and known for his work with Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, John Scofield, Lee Konitz, Tom Harrell, John Abercrombie, and countless others. He was also awarded the 2011 NEA Masters of Jazz Award.
In the education field he is a renowned lecturer producing several instructional DVDs and books, most notably: Self Portrait of A Jazz Artist, A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Melody and Harmony, and other classics. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) and is currently Artist in Residence at the Manhattan School of Music.
Bob is a member of the Grammy-winning Yellowjackets and has worked with Art Blakey, Jaco Pastorius, Sam Jones, Randy Brecker, Gil Evans, the Yellowjackets, GRP All Star Big Band, Mike Manieri, and The New York Philharmonic, to name a few. He has done session work for James Taylor, Steve Winwood, Queen, Donald Fagan, Milton Nascimento, and an endless list of others. He is generally considered one of the tenor saxophonists who came out the school of New York players in the 70’s, which includes Michael Brecker, Bob Berg, David Liebman, and Steve Grossman.
He’s written nearly 20 jazz education books and is a world renowned composer & band leader, with his own Grammy-winning big band along with a great number of small groups that he’s led as well. When not on the road, Bob passes on his decades of experience as a teacher at USC.
Jazz Lessons with Giants comes with enough practice material to keep you busy for a LONG time. Rather than only giving you pre-written licks and patterns, this is a comprehensive program that teaches you how to create your own amazing licks and patterns.
This course will pull and stretch you like crazy, and although it might take you a long while to master everything that’s being taught, the benefits of tackling this challenging material will become obvious right away.
Want to know one thing that just about all great musicians have in common?
They learned from as many sources as possible, including listening to the great recordings, attending live performances, taking lessons, reading books, and hanging out with more experienced musicians. Jazz Lessons with Giants is built around this crucial advantage of multiple sources of info.
Unlike just about every other jazz educational product out there, the information here isn’t coming from just one great musician. There are three distinct viewpoints taken from three jazz giants who have not only carved a niche for themselves in modern jazz history, but who also have an amazing ability to verbalize exactly what it is you need to do if you too want to reach jazz greatness – or at the very least, improve your playing as drastically, quickly, and enjoyably as possible.
To help you put the Jazz Lessons with Giants into practice, you’ll get 4 FREE play-along tracks courtesy of PlayJazzNow.com. These are some of the best jazz accompaniment tracks on the market, and feature a professional rhythm section laying down an inspiring backdrop for you to shed the new skills you’ve picked up from the course.
If for whatever reason you aren’t happy with Jazz Lessons with Giants, then just let me know and I’ll quickly refund you your money. I know for a fact that applying the information in this course is going to have a massive impact on your playing, but the most important thing to me is that you’re happy with your purchase, so don’t be scared of wasting money on something that’s not going to fit your needs exactly.
“A terrific program – what a great resource to hear from these three iconic jazz musicians. I plan to read and listen this through repeatedly; it’s loaded with great information.”
– Walt Weiskopf (author of multiple jazz education books, band leader, performed with Buddy Rich, Brad Mehldau, John Patitucci, Steely Dan, and many more)
“I’ve really been digging Doron’s latest educational package. I am picky when it comes to getting jazz educational material, and I have to say Doron’s stuff is the goods. The interviews with Bob Sheppard and Mintzer pay for the package alone, not to mention tons of killer exercises in the workbook and solid explanation in the E-book. What makes this stuff so different from what’s out there is its not about what to practice, its about ‘how’ to practice, and I can tell you, the ‘how’ is what makes the difference. Great stuff, Doron! – Ok back to the shed.”
– Teddy Meyer (jazz saxophonist)
“As I think about all the music books I’ve purchased over the years – and that’s a LOT of books – a program like Jazz Lessons with Giants would have saved me time and helped me improve faster had it been available. From simple musical concepts to complex, the Giants break things down into small, bite-sized pieces so you can digest the concepts and get busy learning today! After listening to the entire audio, reading the text, and practicing portions of the exercises, I feel like my practice routine will now be more solid and productive! I highly recommend it!”
– Chazz Pratt (jazz saxophonist)
“Just been listening to Bob Mintzer, just love it, this is going to be a great resource for me. Developing melodies and ideas has always caught me up, but this seems to blow those clouds of confusion away”
– Nick Dann (jazz saxophonist)
“Doron Orenstein does something unique and highly effective in this book. He puts you in the room with the masters for unscripted, interactive private lessons. The concepts are conveyed in their own words and the exercises are demonstrated by them in an honest and spontaneous way. The accompanying workbook provides excellent transcriptions of all exercises covered. I highly recommend it!”
– Matt Cowan (New York City-based saxophonist and composer, worked with Rosemary Clooney, Chris Cheek, and many others)
“I have to confess, I sat down to just skim over the contents of Jazz Lessons and get a sense of it, and I was drawn in; it was suddenly hours later. Here we have three varied but very accomplished musicians, each with some very different perspectives on the nature of practice and performance, and this can be comforting for those who may have been told one way and always wondered if there might be another. Over and over the material delves into some trick of the trade for expanding melodic or rhythmic ideas with an exercise or a concept to commit to reflex while reminding us that this is only an exercise, a training for readiness.”
– Gary Murphy (jazz saxophonist, educator and director of the Eighth Street Orchestra)
“The book is well organized. The most valuable thing about Jazz Lessons with Giants is the audio interviews. There is a wealth of information for musicians of all types.”
– Jeff Ellwood (Dir. of Jazz Studies at Mount San Antonio College, Prof. of Jazz Saxophone at Cal State Fullerton, performs with The Bill Cunliffe Big Band and his own quartet. Has also performed and recorded with Alan Pasqua, Jimmy Haslip, Bob Sheppard, James Moody, and many more)
“A great resource of information from three great players and teachers.”
– Jon Gordon (solo recording artist and sideman with Clark Terry, Benny Carter, Phil Woods, Jimmy Cobb, Harry Connick Jr., and countless others)
Sure, you could try and set up lessons with all three of these guys, but it would cost you more than six times the cost of this program, and you wouldn’t end up with the E-book and Workbook, or a cleanly-produced recording of the interviews, or the audio demonstrations.
So why not make today the day that your journey as a jazz musician changes forever? Click the pretty green button below and your next chapter begins NOW!