1. Gigging in Australia: Project-based Learning via Kickstarter

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    January 13, 2014 by Jackie Modeste

    Gigging in Australia

    Full disclosure – my son, Emilio, launched (with my help) a Kickstarter campaign to raise money so he can participate …
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  2. Cultivating Creativity in Classroom, Jazz & in Business

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    October 26, 2013 by Jackie Modeste


    Creativity is not a skill but cultivating it is. As an educator, I facilitate the student’s learning process; identifying, bringing …
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  3. No Musical Experience Required?!

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    October 8, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

  4. Trading 4s with Michael Carvin 10/04 by TRADING 4s Drs Modeste and Wes | Education Podcasts

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    October 4, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

  5. You Don’t Have to be a Musician to Swing

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    October 2, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    The response to the new Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp for Adults has been substantial. I am delighted so many of …
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  6. Albert Murray’s Influence Beyond the Blues

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    September 9, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    Albert Murray, the Strand Bookstore

    Albert Murray was 97 when he passed away in his Harlem apartment on Sunday, August 18, 2013, at 7:30PM. It …
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  7. The Gorilla & the Deep Blue (Ocean) Sea


    July 23, 2013 by Jackie Modeste


    This is a tumultuous time in the US. The Sanford, Florida, trial that let a murderer walk free reinforced various …
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