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    Preferably in Manhattan as I'm traveling from Staten Island. Any help that anyone can give would be really appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCresante View Post
    Preferably in Manhattan as I'm traveling from Staten Island. Any help that anyone can give would be really appreciated.

    Thanks
    PM me. I'm in the Bronx, not too far out.

    Listen to my music first, and see if it's for you (on intros/chit chat)...

    Joel Fass

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    LOL - looking for a good teacher in the NYC.

    Nah, sorry mate, no good jazz guitarists in NY. ;-)

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    LOL - looking for a good teacher in the NYC.

    Nah, sorry mate, no good jazz guitarists in NY. ;-)
    Ah well, I tried. Guess I'm destined for a lonely jazz guitar road lol.

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    If you walk around the Village you might trip over one.
    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
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    "Jazz is like life...it goes on longer than you think, and as soon as you're like 'oh, I get it,' it ends."

    --The Ghost of Duke Ellington

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    LOL - looking for a good teacher in the NYC.

    Nah, sorry mate, no good jazz guitarists in NY. ;-)
    Word. I see 'Jazz Guitarists wanted' ads all over NYC all the time, it's a crisis over here.

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    I was thinking of moving to NY, I reckon I could clean up, charge $1000 a gig, and take advantage of the affordable rents especially in Manhattan.

    Problem is I think I would struggle to find decent rhythm section players - everyone's just so complacent and nobody does any practice. I don't think I would be up for taking such a step down in terms of the level of the music, even if I'd have a much higher quality of life.

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    I'm also not sure if I could take the pressure of the fame I would naturally acquire, and all its attendant temptations.
    Last edited by christianm77; 09-14-2016 at 02:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    I was thinking of moving to NY, I reckon I could clean up, charge $1000 a gig, and take advantage of the affordable rents especially in Manhattan.

    Problem is I think I would struggle to find decent rhythm section players - everyone's just so complacent and nobody does any practice. I don't think I would be up for taking such a step down in terms of the level of the music, even if I'd have a much higher quality of life.
    Dude, they will provide you an apartment, a car, and a chauffeur. You will probably need to hire a personal accountant to deal with all the cash flow and bookings though... Yes, rhythm section could be a problem, but the government opened up new programs to bring those guys up to standard, the best German specialists are flew in, everybody is working hard to fix the problem.
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    You didn't know that jazz musicians live like kings here? The problem is finding one that's not too famous to give a lowly non famous fella like myself a lesson. All I'm trying to do is shoot for that brass ring and ever attainable title of Millionaire Jazz Guitarist.

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    if it was me, I'd try to hook up with pasquale grasso
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hep To The Jive View Post
    Dude, they will provide you an apartment, a car, and a chauffeur. You will probably need to hire a personal accountant to deal with all the cash flow and bookings though... Yes, rhythm section could be a problem, but the government opened up new programs to bring those guys up to standard, the best German specialists are flew in, everybody is working hard to fix the problem.
    They are being trained to clap on 1 and 3, I take it?

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    Don't worry about traveling from Staten Island, most jazz guitarists in NYC will send one of their helicopters to pick you up for the lesson.

    Just remember to throw a pair of swim trunks in the guitar case, because the penthouse usually has an infinity pool and the summer house in the Hamptons is a short walk to the beach. Oh, and go easy on the complimentary in-flight champagne.

    But seriously, check out NYJazzacademy.com
    They have teachers for individual lessons as well as ensemble classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    They are being trained to clap on 1 and 3, I take it?
    Actually on 1 and 2. Everything is in 2/4 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hep To The Jive View Post
    Actually on 1 and 2. Everything is in 2/4 now.
    Excellent. Oh hang on - are you Hal Galper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    Excellent. Oh hang on - are you Hal Galper?
    No, I'm Hans Gruber.

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    I like this thread the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordanklemons View Post
    I like this thread the most.
    How're you feelin', man? Was thinking about you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasstrack View Post
    How're you feelin', man? Was thinking about you...
    Thanks fass. I'm okay. Certainly WAY better than I was even just a few months ago. So that's great. Had a kidney procedure last week that didn't go as successfully as we'd hoped/planned. Resting from that and will have to go back and try again next week. Also dealing with some neuropathy and numbness in my hands... so even though I'm feeling better and have more energy again, I still really can't play guitar at all. Huge bummer. Trying to take the opportunity to spend a little time at the piano, working on my harmony again, and maybe start writing for the next album.

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    sorry to hear jk...stay positive and keep listening to as much as you can..

    all the best

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by neatomic View Post
    sorry to hear jk...stay positive and keep listening to as much as you can..

    all the best

    cheers
    Thanks man. One day at a time.

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    Tommy,

    I completely agree with you about the Nyjazzacademy.com. One of my friends recently had attended the summer jazz intensives classes over there and he had shared his experience with me and said that it is really a cool music academy. He could really relate himself with the music teachers over there and found himself improving in his music.

    Thanks!


    Quote Originally Posted by TommyCorsica2 View Post
    Don't worry about traveling from Staten Island, most jazz guitarists in NYC will send one of their helicopters to pick you up for the lesson.

    Just remember to throw a pair of swim trunks in the guitar case, because the penthouse usually has an infinity pool and the summer house in the Hamptons is a short walk to the beach. Oh, and go easy on the complimentary in-flight champagne.

    But seriously, check out NYJazzacademy.com
    They have teachers for individual lessons as well as ensemble classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordanklemons View Post
    Thanks fass. I'm okay. Certainly WAY better than I was even just a few months ago. So that's great. Had a kidney procedure last week that didn't go as successfully as we'd hoped/planned. Resting from that and will have to go back and try again next week. Also dealing with some neuropathy and numbness in my hands... so even though I'm feeling better and have more energy again, I still really can't play guitar at all. Huge bummer. Trying to take the opportunity to spend a little time at the piano, working on my harmony again, and maybe start writing for the next album.
    I'm sorry to hear that, but glad you are feeling much better overall. Hopefully get some tunes written though!

    All the best,

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    I'm sorry to hear that, but glad you are feeling much better overall. Hopefully get some tunes written though!

    All the best,
    Thanks Christian. Hope so too. Just been sitting at the piano taking my upper structure triad harmonies through different cycles to make sure I got them down in all 12 keys. Just trying to reacquaint myself with the keyboard. I wasn't very good at the piano before this all started and haven't touched one for the same 7 month+ period as the guitar. Slowly getting more comfortable. Then I'll start digging into writing a little more. I do have a melody floating around in my head that I'm working with a bit. Definitely hoping all the experiences I've been through will help yield some interesting new songs. But I'm also not a believer in waiting for that moment of inspiration to hit. Gotta work at it.

    Just looking forward to being able to work at it on guitar as well. Soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordanklemons View Post
    Thanks fass. I'm okay. Certainly WAY better than I was even just a few months ago. So that's great. Had a kidney procedure last week that didn't go as successfully as we'd hoped/planned. Resting from that and will have to go back and try again next week. Also dealing with some neuropathy and numbness in my hands... so even though I'm feeling better and have more energy again, I still really can't play guitar at all. Huge bummer. Trying to take the opportunity to spend a little time at the piano, working on my harmony again, and maybe start writing for the next album.
    Wow, what a lot to go through. Makes me count my blessings. Again.

    Well, FWIW we're all pullin' for you here.

    You will make music--guitar or otherwise---because it is your creed.

    Take it slow, and take good care, hear?

    Joel

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCresante View Post
    Preferably in Manhattan as I'm traveling from Staten Island. Any help that anyone can give would be really appreciated.

    Thanks
    Chris Crocco -- great teacher!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasstrack View Post
    Wow, what a lot to go through. Makes me count my blessings. Again.

    Well, FWIW we're all pullin' for you here.

    You will make music--guitar or otherwise---because it is your creed.

    Take it slow, and take good care, hear?

    Joel
    Many thanks to you, Joel, and everyone here for all the support.