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Learn About the New Orleans Clarinet Style

This year marks 25 years since I started on Clarinet Road and followed it to New Orleans.

A few seasons ago, Jazz at Lincoln Center gave me the opportunity to make three very short videos. We barely scratched the surface, yet they’ve been viewed nearly half-a-million times! Clearly, there’s some curiosity about the style, so let’s continue the conversation and get deeper into this beautiful tradition.

For me, understanding the unique clarinet tradition that evolved here is a key to understanding the music that became jazz and a key to unlocking your own personal voice on the instrument.

Follow us here as we add tutorials and brand-new resources for learning about the clarinet style of New Orleans. Have some ideas about what you’d like us to document or demonstrate?
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