326: Teaching day.  I’ve had a great time teaching Jazz Theory and Improvisation this semester.  Every time I teach this course, it gets a little better, and the students learn a little more.  Learning how to play this music, though, does require more outside practicing in addition to the two-hour-a-week class.  I’ve said this before, but I’ll belabor the point.  If you’re reading this, class, stop reading it and go play through a few ii-V-I licks!

327:  Awesome first night with the Mike Jellick Trio at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe in Grosse Pointe, MI.  Mike and Jesse sounded great, and I’m really excited for this week’s run, and next week’s with the same trio plus Alex Graham.  Thanks to Gretchen Valade, Tom Robinson, Mark J., Kira, and all the other folks for coming out.

Bonus!  Check out a clip of The Mike Jellick Trio playing “Poinciana.”  This is from a demo we recently recorded with Kira Frabotta.  Come see us play tonight at the Dirty Dog!