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D C DowDell
Works at A Passion for Jazz! Music Studios
Attended University of California, Los Angeles
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"Risk is at the heart of #Jazz #music. Every note we play is a risk" - Steve Lacy #jazz #sax
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"We all played bad before we played good" - Branford Marsalis #jazz #sax
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"Listening is the key to everything good in #music" Pat Metheny #jazz #guitar
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"I'll never know what the listener feels & that's too bad." - John Coltrane #jazz #sax
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Live #music is best! Make plans to get out & support your local #Jazz scene!
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"I've studied all my musical life, but learning is only good if you do something constructive with it." - Tony Williams #jazz #drums
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"I can tell whether a person can play just by the way he stands." - Miles Davis #jazz #trumpet
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#Music Instrument Transposing Chart
(free transpose table for horns at bottom of page)
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Chart for instrument key transposition.
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Music / Books; Resources; Jazz History; Jazz Education; Festivals / Events; Art / Photos; Music Lessons. Basic Musicianship · Author - D C DowDell · Blues · Fake Books · Guitar Tab · Improvisation · MIDI · Play-a-Longs · Jamey Aebersold · Hal Leonard · Music Minus One.
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"Invest yourself in everything you do. There's fun in being serious." - John Coltrane #jazz #sax
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"I'll play it first & tell you what it is later."
- Miles Davis #jazz #trunpet
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♪♫ Happy National Nude Day ♪♫
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Pianist & Educator
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I can play the minute waltz in 57 seconds.
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  • A Passion for Jazz! Music Studios
    Professor of Music, present
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A Passion for Jazz! Music Studios 2040 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA, USA 92101
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Introduction
 D C DowDell is a dynamic Jazz pianist/composer available for private Jazz piano lessons, workshops and clinics, recording and live performance with his Jazz ensemble or as a solo artist. D C has appeared with Bobby Vinton, Marilyn McCoo and Rosemary Clooney just to name a few. 

 Influenced by Jazz greats such as Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Baron and Herbie Hancock, D C's style and piano technique blends the fine inner voicings of modal with the highly energetic impressions of the avante garde.
 

 D C's passion for Jazz has also led to composing and arranging charts for top vocalists, solo instrumental artists and orchestra with influences from Gil Evans, Bob Florence and George Russell. 

 Born in Southern California, D C DowDell studied Music Education at UCLA and earned Masters of Music Composition at UNT. 

 D C DowDell currently lives in San Diego, California where he appears locally with Jazz ensemble and teaches Jazz theory and composition at A Passion for Jazz! music studios. 
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Throughout my life I've successfully maintained an insatiable quest for mindless self-indulgence.
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  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of North Texas
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Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival
www.apassion4jazz.net

Annual North Sea Jazz Festival held in Curacao information and line-up.

Monterey Jazz Festival
www.apassion4jazz.net

Monterey Jazz Festival history and current schedule

Montreux Jazz Festival
www.apassion4jazz.net

Montreux Jazz Festival history and schedule of events.

Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival
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Annual Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival information and line-up.

Pat Metheny speaks on Jazz
www.apassion4jazz.net

Pat Metheny's keynote address at IAJE in 2001.

Jazz Piano Lessons - San Diego
www.apassion4jazz.net

Jazz piano lessons, voice, theory & music composition - jazz teacher at San Diego music school.

Montreal Jazz Festival
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Montreal Jazz Festival history and schedule of events.

San Francisco Jazz Festival
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San Francisco Jazz Festival history and current schedule

Women in Jazz Festival
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Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival held annually at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival
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Cape Town Jazz Festival, South Africa. Its history, schedule and artist line up.

The Road to Music Mastery
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Music / Books; Resources; Jazz History; Jazz Education; Festivals / Events; Art / Photos; Music Lessons. Basic Musicianship · Author - D C D

Advertise at A Passion for Jazz
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Advertise your CD, website, product or event at A Passion for Jazz!

Jazz Fake Books
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Jazz fake books and other collections.

A Passion for Jazz! Music History and Education
www.apassion4jazz.net

History of Jazz music origins, styles and musicians featuring timeline, photos, festivals, glossary, guitar & piano chords, scales & online

Music Staff Paper
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Free music staff paper: piano, organ, guitar & bass tab, jazz band, orchestra.

MIDI Definition
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History of Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) dynamics and applications.

A Passion for Jazz! Site Map
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Music / Books; Resources; Jazz History; Jazz Education; Festivals / Events; Art / Photos; Music Lessons. Basic Musicianship · Author - D C D

Hepster Dictionary of Jive Terms
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Definitions of commonly used terms & phrases from Jive: the language of hipsters.

Hepster Dictionary of Jive Terms
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Definitions of commonly used terms & phrases from Jive: the language of hipsters.

Expert work and friendly service. Don't take your horns anywhere else!
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