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YouTube Channel

I’ve updated my YouTube channel with some new videos – some solo guitar performances, playing a tune in several keys, as well as some trio performances from the last year or so. Take a look at http://www.youtube.com/user/jacobwisejazz?feature=mhee Enjoy!

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Back in Austin

I’m glad to be back in Austin after 5 months at sea – looking forward to booking some gigs and playing with old friends! I’ll be here until November 15th, then it’s off to Australia and New Zealand.

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Lessons page updated

I’ve updated my lessons page – I’ve compiled a bunch of practice material for single note improvisation, vocabulary, and technique, as well as voicings, and etudes on standard progressions. Check them out and let me know what you think.

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New lessons – turnarounds and Coltrane changes

I’ve uploaded some new PDFs on the “Lessons” page – lots of materials for I VI ii V turnarounds and Coltrane changes – “Giant Steps” and “Countdown”. Take a look and or download for free.

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New lessons posted

I’ve posted several new lessons – a collection of jazz lines and phrases, a collection of common chord progressions / cadences, and a Larry Koonse solo. They are all available on the “Lessons” page. Enjoy!

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new lessons posted

I’ve posted several new lessons – a collection of jazz etudes, a guitar method, a collection of 4 note patterns, as well as a transcription of a Vic Juris solo. They’re all in PDF format, and are available for download [...]

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Audio from Swan Dive 6/07/11

Here are some tunes from our gig on June 7. Andy Beaudoin- drums Aaron Allen -  bass Ocean 6711(1) Monk’s Mood 60711(2) Untold 6711 I Fall In Love Too Easily 6711

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KUT Live Set – recording posted

Here’s a link to KUT 90.5 FM’s webpage. You can listen to a recording of 3 songs from our performance on June 7, 2011.   http://kut.org/2011/06/jacob-wise-trio-live-in-studio-1a-6711-11am/

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Cruise Ship

I’m heading to Europe on June 15 – I’ll be a house guitarist on the Emerald Princess, a cruise ship in the Baltic Sea. Ports of call include Copenhagen, Olso, and St. Petersburg. I’m not sure what the musical situation [...]

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Review at Vintage Guitar Magazine

My CD received a brief review in the May 2001 issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine. It reads: “Traditional jazz from a young trio, with guitar playing that makes you realize the future is in good hands. Compositions by Wise are [...]

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