The Jazz Rhythm Section 101
A Video Guide to Developing the Young Rhythm Section
In this series of videos, Vic Firth Artist and Educator STEVE HOUGHTON will discuss rhythm section concepts within the big band setting. Designed for the jazz educator and student alike, Steve will cover many of the standard jazz styles (such as swing, shuffle, rock, ballads and Latin) and will detail the roles of each of the rhythm section players within those styles.
Throughout these videos, Steve – with the help of the Foxborough High School Jazz Ensemble – will demonstrate common problems that exist in the typical jazz ensemble setting and will show you real world solutions that can help your band vastly improve its sound, clarity and groove!