I started listening Brent’s podcasts couple of years ago and it is so effective, foocused, simple in explaining in its complexity that he can somehow answer also to inner questions that sometimes neither yet formed as question!!! This newly daily episodes are even more effective because Brent is...Read full review »
Calcaccio via Apple Podcasts · Italy · 01/27/24
Great job, Brent! It was both interesting and eye opening to hear what everyone has to do. Obviously hardest is trumpet…..haha. Really enjoyed it, keep up the great work!
ChappyCarino via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/16/23
As a public school band director of 33 years, I know the difficulty of teaching jazz. Brent has practical solutions or pathways to and through the roadblocks of real jazz playing that many people experience. He has a low-key approach that is ironically very motivating! Check it out!
VRWC1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/03/22
All of Brent’s podcasts are super and he’s such a generous soul for providing these to the community (even those who have a little trouble coughing up the cash for full LJS inner circle membership, though I’m sure that’s worth it’s weight in gold !). But even given all that, I couldn’t help...Read full review »
Kyoung21b via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/22
Great advice for aspiring jazz musicians.
Ian Saylor via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/27/21
Great podcast, great community. I have listened to the first 52 episodes (first year of the podcast). I became a member of the inner circle, as an intermediate bassist with practically no experience playing jazz. I highly recommend membership as well as listening to the podcast I just finished...Read full review »
ez_nh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/21
Awesome and simple!
Amior Zvi via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 11/07/21
This podcast is my favorite. I like the subject a lot, and here Brent presents in an informal and pleasant way several topics for jazz and music lovers in general. Highly recommended!
Carlos_C_Jr via Apple Podcasts · Brazil · 08/21/21
Learn Jazz Standards has some excellent jazz educational material - some of it is free, like these podcasts! via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 07/06/21
Brent and his team are doing a great job to help musicians improve on their journey. The focus is set on Jazz, but musicians of every style will get a lot out of it.
deepstring via Apple Podcasts · Austria · 05/25/21
I am an amateur player with mid level skills, but I have loved Jazz since my childhood. Lessons did not get me where I want to go with my playing. I find that this podcast and all the other content created by Brent are just what I need to move forward in my own way. I will probably join the LJS...Read full review »
Ramayana7 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/28/21
Not annoying.
Zhah Zhah via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/16/21
Started listening to episode 1 back in late August, listening on the commute every couple of days, inspired to improve by the pandemic. It took nearly 6 months, but I’m finally caught up! I consider myself an advanced player in rock and metal, but when it comes to jazz, and improv in general, I’m...Read full review »
shred4christ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/06/21
Au travers d’interview, d’illustrations musicales et de travaux pratiques, LJS offre un véritable programme de développement de compétences d’improvisation jazz. C’est clair, efficace et pragmatique. L’énergie de Brent est, de plus, communicative. Mes épisodes préférés sont ceux au cours desquels...Read full review »
Yvanou via Apple Podcasts · France · 10/26/20
Brent covers so many important topics in this podcast and I already learned a lot. Fantastic resource to explore jazz language and music theory in general. I can also recommend the Inner Circle community on his website.
Sebrassi via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 07/22/20
R u looking for chill jazz BGM? The channel offers a great selection of easy- to-listen songs
mishhjq via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/20
Jeez Brett don’t you sleep at night? You’re quite prolific with your fantastic content on LJS. Thank you for helping me navigate through my jazz study as I’ve always struggled understanding how this art form works.
John Muhammed via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/13/20
Thanks for putting so much time and work into creating something for other musicians. Your podcast is a great resource.
Hayden Alvernaz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/15/20
Without question the best jazz education podcast!
BostonLee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/28/20
Recently I joined a local monthly amateur jazzsession-group. It’s really great to play with other people. It makes you fully aware playing jazz is like learning to speak a foreign language. For this reason the local coach suggested us all to have a look at LJS, to learn more about jazz as a...Read full review »
Jaap vdD via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 03/12/20
This channel has hit the right balance for me between clear directives, positive/uplifting coaching, etc. I’m going through his Jazz Standards Playbook and the color coding and help with tips like memorizing melodies is so straightforward and helpful!
aprildanielle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/20
Hi Brent, I enjoyed hearing what you did on this podcast and understand what you were saying. However, what I don’t know from that podcast is actually how to do this for myself. I have no idea as to where to start something like this in my practice. If there were some visuals along with the...Read full review »
Helloguitar! via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/25/20
I had been interested in jazz for years, but didn’t know where to start. This podcast, coupled with the website, gave me the direction and encouragement I needed to get started. I’ve now been playing years and improving every day! Thanks for helping me fulfill a dream!
Wes&Django via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/03/20
This podcast is amazing! I get so much out of this every week!
DaSaxer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/20
Wonderful podcast with lots of insightful material. Very consistent too. Perfect for those interested or just getting into playing jazz music.
Stones junkie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/20
I first discovered this podcast in August of 2019. After listening to that week’s episode I went back to the very first episode because I wanted to hear them all. Brent gives out so much valuable information in his podcasts regarding technique, repertoire, and language. He doesn’t just give great...Read full review »
Kilima1976 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/19
This is very intelligent and practical way to Learn jazz.
Jazz Accordion via Apple Podcasts · Finland · 11/15/19
I’ve started listening to Brents podcast because i was having many issues with my progress of getting better at playing jazz music . He covers so much material in helping you getting better as a musician from improv to theory , he tells you the truth straight up . It’s up to use after that
Gow3mjpslim via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/15/19
Both specific and global simultaneously- rare to find these in balance on similar podcasts. Lots of useful ideas and concepts. I will listen to everything on this thread
Rich3853 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/28/19
Lots of great jazz wisdom for free!
Mellqurius via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 09/24/19
This show is very helpful and has helped me improve so much. I am in my first year of my membership in my middle school jazz band, and I’m probably the person who knows the most about jazz and music theory in general. I have grown so much in my playing since listening to this podcast. All that...Read full review »
Ken it to win it via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/19
I follow this podscast since the very beginning and I find it very informative and great to keep motivations in continuous practice and improvements. Brent is a very talented teacher as well as a musician with a natural talent to keep people focused and motivated!
RobertoSax via Apple Podcasts · Italy · 09/21/19
Been a listener for a few months. I was gifted the ‘30 steps to better jazz improv’ course last Christmas and it has been so inspiring and helpful! Brent’s approach is very accessible for people who have musical knowledge as well as those who (like me) have been very rather informal in our...Read full review »
Jasper Digg-ity via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/19
Brent is both affable and informative as host, bringing his own depth of jazz knowledge and that of his guests who come from various music backgrounds. Not only does he offer practical advice about jazz theory and ear training, but his course outlines a very pragmatic approach to beginning a...Read full review »
Billy Boywid via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/19
Very informative— interesting insight into why mastering this format is crucial to jazz study and a great starting point to more complex and longer song forms— thanks for the thoughtful presentation 👍
4148me via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/11/19
Good practical advice for aspiring jazzers, delivered in a warm and realistic manner. Thank you for your generous help.
grackle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/05/19
I highly recommend this podcast for anyone who is looking to develop as a musician overall, regardless of the instrument you play. I have been playing for years but have not plunged deeply into jazz but have gospel roots. The information can take you a long ways if you look to implement what is...Read full review »
Jay Whitt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/19
The theory shared on this program can be applied to improvisation or composition. The show notes give the listener a chance to fully absorb the lesson. It has made me a better musician and more confident player. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to expand their skills.
mandomatters via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/27/19
Listened to one episode (179) and subscribed to the podcast right after! I’m excited to listen to more, I know I’ll get a lot of great information! My band director lead me to Learn Jazz Standards to find lead sheets, but with the podcast and other things I’ve found a jackpot of awesome information!
homeworkhurts via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/10/19
I love this show! As a jazz guitarist or any instrument the show has amazing value every time. Brent is a great host and jazz musician. The show he had today had an incredible guest Nick Manella with some fresh new ideas about practicing and improving improvisational...Read full review »
Be brave via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/19
I truly enjoy these podcasts. Professionally done and so informative.
kgonyo1060 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/19
Absolutely phenomenal. Step by step approach to understanding the building blocks of the genre of jazz and how to improvise. And this works. Within a very short time I was getting it. But most importantly this is a practical podcast which not only talks you through it but demonstrates with good...Read full review »
Kymaton via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/05/19
Having been predominantly a classical musician, as a late-comer to learning to play Jazz and even understanding the medium, I find this podcast a very good resource for the learning I have to undertake. Thanks.
The Shiba via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/25/19
I’m an experienced drummer and beginner vibraphonist and this podcast is a great compliment to my lessons.
DaveJargo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/24/19
I love this podcast. I play classical piano and have always wanted to play by ear . This podcast has helped me so much. Brent has such a nice voice and is a good communicator. Thanks Brent!
Debra45 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/19
Thanks so much Brent. I feel like this episode is one of the best I've come across in giving me a "toe -hold" into improvising and what a jazz musician thinks of while composing / improvising.Read full review »
jazznewbie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/19
Brent consistently provides thoughtful learning materials for anyone interested in improving their grasp of jazz and improvisation. I've been playing for over forty years and teaching for over twenty and I still learn something every time i listen to a podcast or watch a video. Thanks Brent...Read full review »
Mclangley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/19
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