We Want to Work With You + August Ad Space

In case you missed it, here’s a video of one of our latest Teen Jazz Artists, Carlos Vargas. Find out how to apply to come an artist here. You may be featured in our next post! We Want to Work With You! If you have a music product or a new album coming out soon, …

Madalyn Sklar’s Twitter Smarter Podcast

Each month we try to share a website or resource to help you improve either your music playing or music business and this month I’d like to share Madalyn Sklar’s Twitter Smarter Podcast. If you’re struggling with social media marketing strategies, or just what to do with your Twitter in general, then this is definitely …

30 Days to a Better Music Brand Available Now!

Are you ready to give your music brand an extra boost? This 172-page workbook is a great way to get started. With 30 challenges to help you work towards a better brand, a collection of helpful resources, and a case study, you can give your brand the attention it deserves. Improve your music brand with …

Jam Session Directory

Looking to get out and play? Check out our jam session directory to find out where other musicians are meeting and performing in your area. Due to the nature of jam sessions, we’ll try to keep this list as updated as possible, but if you notice that any big jam sessions in your area are …

Litchfield Jazz Camp

Summer is quickly approaching, and if you haven’t yet made plans to continue your jazz education, it’s not too late! We have a list of summer music camps here, but we’d like to let you know about the Litchfield Jazz Camp held at Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut. The camp hosts 1-5 week sessions …

An Introduction to Gypsy Jazz

Gypsy Jazz, or jazz manouche, is a style of music that is said to have originated in France and made popular by guitarist Django Reinhardt along with violinist Stephane Grappelli during the 1930s. Gypsy Jazz is defined by the percussive rhythmic strumming of the guitar known as la pompe, essentially quick up-down strum followed by …

Sponsor Love // KDI Music

We have a number of sponsors who, without them, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do here at Teen Jazz. As a big thanks to each of them, I’d like to begin introducing a few of sponsors to you. This week, I’d like to share a little bit about KDI Music with you. …

Grammy Foundation Summer Camps

Every year The Grammy Foundation offers a music industry camp for talented high school students and this year, the camp will be held in four cities with the option of four different tracks: performance, music journalism, video production and music business. The camp is a great opportunity for students to work with Grammy nominated and …

Win Money and Rico Gear for Yourself and Your School

From March 1 to May 20, 2014 D’Addario Woodwinds (formerly Rico Reeds) is inviting saxophonists and clarinet players between the ages of 13-19 to submit videos of themselves playing any solo piece from their annual state competition list via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #takefirst. You can also upload your videos directly to the …

February Album Writing Month FAWM

I am a few days late posting about this site – but to throw in a cliché – better late than never. I recently discovered FAWM through Nick Stozier over at Song Written and I am pretty excited about it. For those of you who are unfamiliar with FAWM (like me), it is February Album …