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Instagram Page

I’ve created an Instagram page! There you can find many videos demonstrating jazz improv techniques and concepts. Check it out and let me know what you think!  

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Now available for lessons!

I’m now available for lessons in Austin, TX. My private studio is located inside Highland Park Baptist Church on Balcones, near the Mopac/2222 intersection. If you’d like more information, you can email me at, or call (512) 466-0200.  

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Jazz Etudes Updated

I’ve added some new etudes to my “Jazz Etudes” PDF. You can find it on my Lessons page. If you like the etudes, let me know at

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New Transcriptions!

I’ve updated my lessons page with a bunch of new transcriptions with solos from Tom Harrell, Vic Juris, Jonathan Kreisberg, Phil Woods, Jerry Bergonzi, and Charlie Parker. Feel free to take a look and download PDFs.

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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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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 [...]


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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New Article at Just Jazz Guitar

I’ve got a new article that was just published in the Feb. 2011 issue of Just Jazz Guitar. It’s titled “Creating Lines Based on 3-Note Voicings”. It’s very cool to be associated with such a great magazine!

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