An aspiring jazz trumpet player's blog about jazz improvisation and ear training.

Recommended Trumpet And Jazz Sites


  • Do The Math - Blog by the Ethan Iverson, pianist from The Bad Plus.
  • Riffitides - Excellent jazz blog written by a journalist and published writer.
  • JazzAdvice.com - Lots of articles with tips and suggestions for jazz improvisors
  • A Blog Supreme - National Public Radio's jazz blog
  • Greenleaf Music Blog - Blog for Dave Douglas' record label, Greenleaf Music.
  • Darcy James Argue's Secret Society - Blog written by a member of a Secret Society, a New York-based big band. Covers a lot of interesting topics including, of course, jazz.
  • Joe Alterman's Blog - A talented young jazz pianist from Atlanta shares his experiences while studying jazz at NYU.
  • Blog-O-Jazz - A sharing of jazz experiences through concert photos and autographs, plus a few random thoughts.
  • Casa Valdez Jazz - Jazz blog containing saxophone info, jazz resources, musician features, harmony and improvisation lessons, and more.
  • The Jazz Cat - Jazz blog site with several articles, photos, interviews, and even some video clips!


  • Nicholas Payton Blog - Sometimes controversial but usually interesting blog from one of the best trumpet players around today.
  • Ian Carey Jazz - Musical announcements and thoughts from a Bay Area trumpeter and composer.
  • JazzBrew.com - A great trumpet blog that follows the journey of an aspiring jazz trumpeter who started playing in 2000.
  • International Trumpet Guild Journals - Although it isn't a personal trumpet blog site, the ITG journal page is a nice collection of articles encompasing many facets of trumpet playing.


  • All About Jazz - Good variety of jazz topics.
  • TrumpetHerald.com - Wide range of trumpet forums, including several forums dedicated to specific trumpet methods.
  • TrumpetMaster.com - Wide range of trumpet forums, including an artist in residence section featuring jazz trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and other professional trumpet players.


  • LearnJazzStandards.com - Play along videos, charts, and video links to famous recordings of professional musicians playing each jazz standards.
  • Library Of Congress - Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz.
  • All About Jazz - Articles, album reviews, jazz exhibits, and more.
  • Jazz.com - Jazz blog, articles, album reviews, jazz exhibits, and more.
  • Birka Jazz Archive - An amazing and beautiful collection of classic jazz album covers.
  • Jazz In America - Jazz history and education resource from the Thelonious Monk Institute.
  • A Great Day In Harlem - A site dedicated to one of the most famous jazz photographs.
  • petethomas.co.uk - Tutorials covering jazz theory, arranging, improvisation, and composition.
  • A Jazz Improvisation Primer - Information on many topics relating to jazz improvisation, from jazz history to music theory to practical advice on playing in a group.
  • JazzQuotations.com - Large collection of quotations from famous jazz musicians.
  • Music Theory Online - An incredibly thorough source for music theory information.
  • Scooby-Sax.com - A saxophonist's site that features several free jazz transcriptions


  • TheJazzSession.com - Excellent resource for interviews with today's prominent jazz musicians.
  • JazzEveryone.com - Jazz educator, Willie Thomas, shares several free jazz instructional videos.
  • Tranumentary - Dozens of audio interviews by top jazz musicians discussing John Coltrane. In many cases, the interviewee is a jazz musician who actually knew John Coltrane!
  • The Red Hot Jazz Archive - A online history of jazz before 1930, with dozens (maybe hundreds!) of audio clips.
  • NPR Jazz Record Library - Clips with commentary for about 100 must-have jazz recordings. Be sure to visit their archive of Marian McPartland Piano Jazz recordings.
  • JazzTrumpetSolos.com - Nice collection of transcribed solos. Includes player biographies and a neat scrolling sample feature that lets you listen to the original solo while viewing the transcription
  • JazzPracticeLoops.com - A good resource for play-along tracks, especially if you don't have many Aebersold recordings, or if you're looking for a change of pace. Also has some good theory information.


  • Bob Keller's Jazz Page - Loads of categorized jazz links. This page will definitely keep you busy!
  • JazzyMusic.com - Several jazz site links, including a good collection of jazz history sites.



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