Jazz Insights with Dr. Gordon Vernick
About This Show
Jazz history in 10 minutes. Dr. Gordon Vernick, a Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Georgia State University, creates these jazz vignettes to cover all aspects of jazz from its inception until the current day. These vignettes are created for the music novice hoping to learn more about jazz through simple explanation and musical examples.
Most Recent Episode
Lenny Breau - Part 3
Jan 21 15
Leonard Harold Breau was born in Maine in the early 1940s to musician parents and spent his life surrounded by the country/western music that they performed. As a teenager, the natural musical ability Lenny had allowed him to figure out the licks of his favorites like Chet Atkins and Django Reinhardt as well as jazz greats of the day like Tal Farlow and Bill Evans. His ability to mix country, jazz, and flamenco styles along with his ability to play the guitar like a piano made him one of the great innovators who is essentially forgotten today by those outside the music community.
Rated 5 out of
Outstanding commentary and examples
Dr. Vernick understands jazz and, just as importantly, knows how to convey revealing insights in ordinary but precise language.
Date published: 2017-05-31