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The difference 20 mins can make

I really love playing music. I’m sure, that if you’re involved in the music business at all, you do too. Sometimes I get hours and hours to practice until I’m completely exhausted. But a lot of the time, like most of us, real life happens and practice does not. At least not in the sheer …
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Nathan East makes superb artist debut

I was about to open this post with “Nathan East makes superb artist debut – like many bass players, you’ve probably been listening to Nathan East for a large portion of your life”…. But when you stop and think for a second, it’s got very little to do with bass players in the grand scheme …
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How to wake up in the morning

I just received an email from Matt Read who wrote into me saying he follows me on facebook, and had a question about my schedule. I’ve been getting this question a lot recently, so I thought it might make for some interesting reading on the blog, and maybe give some of you guys a rough …
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What are you supposed to do?

I really have no idea what I’m “supposed” to do on a daily basis, and only have control over what I can do. But at the same time what I can do seems to constantly be growing and changing, which maintains interest in my life and in what I’m passionate about. So the next time …
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Getting better

Getting better at something seems to happen less and less the more we do it. The later in life we are, the shorter strides we take in learning, and the tougher it is to figure out what to try next to improve whatever it is we do. All of this bad news so to speak, …
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The Downbeat

I’m in NYC working at the Jazz Standard with Tierney Sutton for the week, and have had some experiences in just the first two nights of our engagement that have really exposed some of the things I’ve been working on musically for the past 17 years. The band is Peter Erskine on drums, and Mitch …
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Mike Stern studio session streaming live today

Hello gang! This week’s blog is to let you know we’ll be doing a last minute streaming session with Mike Stern from NYC around 2pm EST. I’ll post on twitter and facebook when we go live so make sure you’re following me on twitter here: https://twitter.com/Janekgwizdala I’ll be tweeting the link of where you can …
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I love winning more than I hate losing

I’ve been coming more and more to the realization that what motivates me, and quite possibly many other people out there too, comes from the fact that I love winning more than I hate losing. Don’t get me wrong, losing isn’t really the greatest thing we can experience. But it’s been long ago overtaken by …
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