Chris Donnelly Pianist Composer Myriad 3

LM007: Chris Donnelly

Chris Donnelly is from Toronto Canada. He’s a juno-nominated pianist, composer and a fantastic educator. His background spans a rigorous education in both classical and jazz disciplines and today his projects cross many genres. During …

David Reed Improvise for Real

LM006 David Reed

David Reed is the creator of Improvise for Real – a method that empowers musicians to learn about music through their own creative explorations rather than learning rules, tips, tricks guidelines etc. Check out his …

LM005 Terri Lyne Carrington

When the first musician you ever sit in with is Rahsaan Roland Kirk, your first gig is when your 10 and names like Max Roach, Cark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Haynes, Alan Dawson and Jack Dejohnette …

LM004 Dave Swift Bass

LM004 Dave Swift – Bass

Dave Swift has a big CV. Adele..? Amy Winehouse? Know them? ..Chaka Khan, Paul Simon, BB King, George Benson… ‘The Beatles’?. For the last three decades, Dave has been the main bass man for Jools …

William Westney Interview, Lean Musician, Music, Mistakes, Practice, Performance

LM001: William Westney

Today’s guest is William Westney. William is a concert pianist, professor and artist-in-residence at Texas Tech University & the author of ‘The Perfect Wrong Note’ a book about – as the subtitle says – ‘rediscovering your …

Take the Time to Get It Right

I’m coming towards the end of a few projects; one of which is my debut album. It’s taken the best part of 18 months to write, rehearse and record the music and I’m finally at …

Relish the Difficult Moments in Your Musical Pursuits

As musicians, many of us have come up against frustrating, demotivating and depressing moments within our musical endeavours whether in practice or performance. Whether a poorly rehearsed gig, an embarrassing wrong note or an underconfident improvised solo these …