Many traditional piano students and teachers are looking for a way to get started in Jazz.  Some of the materials currently available are good and some are just incorrect.  Jazz Explorer is here to help you learn jazz as a language as well as Jazz History.  JE will expand as the materials for this expand. 

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While Jazz Explorer is primarily created for pianists other musicians are welcome to ask questions!


Jazz Ed for the traditional student

Andy Whittington is a traditional and jazz piano teacher that maintains a private studio and teaches at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  He holds a B.A. in Music from UNCW (1994) and a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from University of Tennessee Knoxville (1999).