about the site
This approach to learning developed as a contrast to other methods available. They are great for developing the skills of someone who already has a grasp of jazz improv. This method keeps the beginner in mind.
about the musicians
Eron Woods – Graduate of the University of Miami with a degree in jazz performance. He has performed with artists such as Clint Holmes, Carol Lawrence, “The Spinners,” “The Drifters,” “The Coasters,” and Dominck Allen. Eron started his drumming career with a traveling circus.
The creator of the site is Michael Abresch. He has performed jazz for many years and teaches private music lessons in Blaine MN. Most recently he has been a member of the National Flute Association Jazz Flute Big Band, and was named a finalist in the NFA jazz masterclass.
As a former professional flutist, Alison Young enjoyed a diverse music career as an orchestral principal, soloist and teacher performing on five continents. She has a knack for solo recitals, the Atlanta Constitution and Journal agreeing, calling her “a recitalist of great poise and technical security, dazzling precision and virtuosic flair.” Before dystonia ended her playing career, she made the recording premiere of David Diamond’s flute concerto much to his delight. He said hers was “some of the finest flute playing I have heard.” Two years later, she toured Argentina, playing her own arrangements of Piazzolla tangos and other works, releasing a CD and finally publishing her arrangements in a book that takes its name from a newspaper review, A Little Tango in Her Blood, music for Flute and Piano from Argentina. Nowadays, Alison is a cheerleader for music and musicians, hosting a mid-day disc spin on Classical Minnesota Public Radio as well as American Public Media’s syndicated concert program SymphonyCast, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and St. Olaf Christmas. Alison is an avid kayaker, rock and ice climber, long-distance backpacker, biker, and skier. She lives with her husband across the street from the birthplace of F. Scott Fitzgerald in Saint Paul, Minnesota.