The Jazz Educator’s Handbook

(2nd Edition)


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The second edition of The Jazz Educator’s Handbook has been revised and updated by co-authors Doug Beach and Jeff Jarvis. First published in 2002 this new edition has been streamlined and  modernized for the contemporary classroom. Whether you are a veteran jazz educator or a band director with minimal jazz experience this resource offers field-tested strategies to help you offer the best possible training for your students. In addition to the many printed music examples in the book there are over 150 mp3 audio recordings that complement the text available for download.

“Doug Beach and I co-authored the 1st edition of Jazz Educators Handbook to assist band directors with disparate levels of jazz experience. Since that time, educators around the world have used our suggestions to help their students learn and enjoy jazz music. But since the original publishing date of 2002, teaching strategies have been continually transformed by daily advances in music technology. What hasn’t changed is the human dynamic; jazz educators are still driven by passion for the music and the insatiable desire to teach. We hope the 2nd edition’s updated information, combined with your experience and instincts, will help jazz music to evolve for years to come.”

-Jeff Jarvis, co-author

Table of Contents Information

Chapter 1 – Starting an Instrumental Jazz Program
Chapter 2 – The Three R’s
Chapter 3 – Instrumentation and Set-up
Chapter 4 – Jazz Combos
Chapter 5 – Choosing Charts
Chapter 6 – Rehearsal Techniques
Chapter 7 – Phrasing, Articulations, and Dynamics
Chapter 8 – Coaching the Winds
Chapter 9 – Coaching the Rhythm Section
Chapter 10 – Jazz Listening Skills
Chapter 11 – Improvisation
Chapter 12 – Controlling Performance Anxiety
Chapter 13 – Festival Performances
Chapter 14 – Guest Artists and Clinicians
Chapter 15 – Fundraising
Chapter 16 – Making a Recording
Chapter 17 – Organizing an Educational Jazz Festival
Chapter 18 – Organizing a Tour

Additional information

Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 0.5 in

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