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2022.10.13 Gary Lindsay Mini-Lesson


October 13, 2022

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Daniel Jamieson

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Each week we upload a free Mini-Lesson to our YouTube channel featuring one of our Presenting Artists.


Grammy-nominated arranger Gary Lindsay uses his arrangement of John Coltrane’s Giant Steps to demonstrate how linear writing opens up new harmonies, intervallic structures, and counterpoint.

About the Presenting Artists(s)

Gary Lindsay is a Grammy-nominated arranger, composer, educator, and author of "Jazz Arranging Techniques: From Quartet to Big Band." He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award, a Chamber Music America grant from the Doris Duke Foundation and received a Grammy nomination in arranging for “Cherokee” from the Arturo Sandoval CD I Remember Clifford. As an arranger/composer, Gary has worked with Maynard Ferguson, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Jose Feliciano, Natalie Cole, Gloria Estefan, Arturo Sandoval, The Florida Philharmonic, The Airmen of Note, and The Miami Saxophone Quartet among others. On woodwinds, Gary has performed with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Mike and Randy Brecker, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Turrentine, Natalie Cole and many other pop and jazz luminaries. Gary is Professor Emeritus in the Studio/Jazz Writing Masters program and the Doctoral program in Jazz Composition in the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, where he taught beginning in 1980.

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