Today’s Deal: 30% Off Lessons with Renowned Jazz Educator Tim Price

Are you ready to take your playing to the next level? Today’s deal is 30% off Skype lessons with renowned jazz educator and clinician Tim Price. Tim is an all around awesome guy, great musician and wonderful teacher and he’s kindly agreed to give our readers an exclusive discount on lessons.

You can get this deal here.


Today’s Deal: 40% Off Jazz and Blues Method Books from ADG Productions

Hey everyone! I haven’t really been posting about the 12 Deals we have going on at Teen Jazz here on the blog, so I figured I’d share the last few deals with you before the program expires the end of this week!

Today we have four books from ADG Productions available at 40% off including:

  • 100 Ultimate Jazz Riffs
  • 100 Ultimate Blues Riffs
  • Ultra Smooth Jazz Grooves
  • The Bluesier Side of Jazz

I’ve been practicing with a few of the books from ADG Productions and I’ve really enjoyed them. They’re really great resources for learning the above styles.

Get them here!

Ps. Don’t forget that you still have 3 days to take advantage of the 10% off offer over DC Music School!

PPS. A huge congratulations to the winners of our Rheuben Allen Flute Giveaway!


The 12 Deals of Christmas at Teen Jazz launches tomorrow!

The 12 Deals of Christmas at Teen Jazz launches tomorrow!

Tomorrow morning at 8 am PST the second annual 12 Deals of Christmas at Teen Jazz will launch. I am very excited about this year’s sponsors and I hope you will be too. You can sign up to get email alerts about each deal as the become available at the page linked above so you don’t miss out on any of this year’s 24 hour offers. There will be items for musicians and music lovers alike!

The 12 Deals are Coming!

12 Deals of Christmas

Last year Teen Jazz hosted the 12 Deals of Christmas, and for 12 days, we offered our readers 24 hour discounts on twelve different music products and/or services. A few of the deals from last year were:

  • 60-70% off Student Band Instruments from the Rheuben Allen Education Foundation
  • 50% off a professionally written bio or press release (this deal isn’t just for musicians) from All Music Review
  • 20% off music transcriptions from Zechiel Music
  • 25% off a professional photoshoot
  • a Free copy of the Album Checklist from Teen Jazz

This year, we’re bringing the Deals back and I although I cannot yet tell you what the deals are going to be, I’m pretty excited about this year’s partners. The program launches December 10, 2013 and you can get each day’s deals sent directly to your inbox by signing up here.

PS. Speaking of deals, right now I’m offering a 2 for 1 deal on my website. If you buy one signed copy of any of my albums, you get another one free for yourself or a friend. They make pretty awesome stocking stuffers! There are only 11 days left, so don’t miss out!

PPS. This Wednesday we’ll be performing a VIP Concert for KJJZ Members at the Indian Wells Hyatt Regency. That’s November 20th at 6PM. There are free appetizers, live music by Nivo Deux (yours truly and U-Nam), and a fun Q&A with KJJZ Radio Host Fitz. You can become a VIP member by signing up here.


November Updates

Happy Halloween!

This next month is going to be pretty exciting. We’re hosting our Nivo Deux release party in Palm Desert November 20th along with a Q&A. I’ll be posting more information about that soon!

We’re also gearing up for Teen Jazz‘s second 12 Deals of Christmas. Last year the program had great response so we decided to do it again.  We’re putting together our partners for this year’s event, so if you want to see anything in particular, or if you would like to partner with us this year, please let us know!

This year I’m also participating in NaNoWriMo (so don’t be surprised if I don’t post often this month). Wish me luck and if you’re participating too, be my writing buddy!

Ps…. It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping! During the month of November, I’ll be offering my albums at 2 for the price of 1. I’ll post the link soon, but in the meantime, you can check out the music here.



Interview this Thursday!

This  Thursday from 3-6 PM PST we’ll be doing an interview on the Blake Aaron Radio show!  You can tune in any number of ways: on 88.5 FM KSBR, Cox Channel 967, or streamed over the internet on ITunes or  As part of the interview, we’ll be premiering a new song, so be sure to tune in!

We also might play a song or two live!

In other news, I just recently finished recording a track for a charity album being produced by one of my endorsement companies. Vibrato Saxophones is currently putting together a project featuring several of their artists to help support music education in Thailand. Each of the songs on the record was written by their King, King Bhumibol Adulyadej who also happens to be a saxophone player and composer.

It’s been an absolute honor to be a part of the project. The tune I recorded is called “Lullaby” and hopefully there will be a clip up soon.

I also wanted to let you know that both of the books that are available on Teen Jazz have been updated! Advice for Young Musicians has been updated with advice from our latest interviewees (with one new chapter) and The Album Checklist Bundle has been greatly expanded! It is now 54 pages instead of 27 and has two new chapters. Advice for Young Musicians is free while The Album Checklist Bundle is only $1.99.

Lastly, I’m officially an author on Goodreads! I’m pretty excited about it. You can check out my author profile here.


Photoshoots for Vibrato and Rheuben Allen Saxophones

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of photoshoots, interviews (both for Nivo Deux and for Teen Jazz), performances and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

U-Nam is working on a new album, so I’ve been in the studio recording saxes when I’m not practicing, writing for Teen Jazz or performing. There are quite a few great songs on the project and I’m just as excited as he is about it.

I love when things are busy like this. It’s really motivating and it definitely keeps you on your toes!

A side note, my birthday is this Sunday and so I’m doing something special for those of you on my mailing list. If you’re curious what it’s going to be, or if you want in, be sure to sign up before midnight on Saturday night!

And, of course, check out the photos from my latest photoshoot!



Teen Jazz’s One Year Blogiversary and Other News

Teen Jazz celebrated it’s one-year blogiversary since it’s renovation yesterday, and it was an exciting day. I know that I’ve mentioned the site before, but just in case you’re new here, Teen Jazz is a website and community I run for up and coming musicians. The site has seen several milestones in the last 12 months and I look forward to many more months of exciting developments in the future.

U-Nam and I also had an interview with Trish Hennessey over at Hybrid Jazz Radio, but due to technical difficulties, the interview has been rescheduled to September 17 at 12pm PST. Hope to see you there in the chat!

Last week we also released, “Open Beta” our first EP as Nivo Deux. Excited doesn’t even begin to express the way I feel about this project, and we have a few exciting things planned in the next few weeks that I’ll announce shortly.

We also have a few other interviews with Coffee Talk Jazz Radio, Funky Band (for our French Speaking friends – ahem Eric), and Talking Smooth Jazz. You can check out where we’ll be here.

Second to lastly (yeah, that’s a thing now), I’m really excited about my new endorsement with Vibrato Saxophones. If you haven’t had the chance to see my new saxophone, it’s really pretty. AND, it sounds great. Plus it’s fun to play.

Finally, on Sunday/Monday we’re going to be doing an awesome giveaway with the Rheuben Allen Education Foundation at Teen Jazz to celebrate our anniversary and the start of the school year. So get ready!

How has your week been? I’d love hear to what you’ve been up to in the comments!