Tackle These 10 Things When Starting Jazz

I began my formal musical education as a classical clarinettist and pianist at junior school. I added the saxophone to my arsenal at high school because I wanted to join the big band which played at our Friday assemblies and sounded so fresh and exciting. After I matriculated, I went on to university to study classical clarinet and later changed my course to major in jazz studies on saxophone. Knowing what I know now (several years later), I believe that one should tackle these ten things head-on when starting jazz, in order to give yourself a fighting chance at being a respectable jazz musician. I would like to note, that…
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