170 episodes

The LJS Podcast is the podcast where you get weekly jazz tips, interviews, stories and advice for becoming a better jazz musician! Hosting the show is the jazz musician behind learnjazzstandards.com, author, and entrepreneur Brent Vaartstra, whose one goal is to answer any question about playing jazz music you may have. Jazz can be a challenging music to learn and play, but it doesn't have to be so hard. Each episode features a specific musical challenge that jazz students may come across, where it is discussed and answered. Special jazz guests frequent the show, sharing their expertise on an array of different musical subject matter. Join thousands of listeners getting free jazz education every week!

Learn Jazz Standards Podcast Brent Vaartstra: Jazz Musician, Author, and Entrepreneur

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    • 4.9, 262 Ratings

The LJS Podcast is the podcast where you get weekly jazz tips, interviews, stories and advice for becoming a better jazz musician! Hosting the show is the jazz musician behind learnjazzstandards.com, author, and entrepreneur Brent Vaartstra, whose one goal is to answer any question about playing jazz music you may have. Jazz can be a challenging music to learn and play, but it doesn't have to be so hard. Each episode features a specific musical challenge that jazz students may come across, where it is discussed and answered. Special jazz guests frequent the show, sharing their expertise on an array of different musical subject matter. Join thousands of listeners getting free jazz education every week!

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
262 Ratings

262 Ratings

MickMurphy ,

Mindset plus

Brent provides great insight on how mindset helps you improve. He also provides concrete guidance on understanding jazz harmony. See episode 166 on Tune Up. A very clear explanation of harmony that can easily be confusing.

DaveHein ,

You CAN play jazz. Here's how ...

Each episode is full of useful information and inspiration. Brent is all about learning the music, and taking concrete steps toward mastery of the form. Brent mixes it up with solo episodes and episodes with amazing guests. Every episode includes things you can do, actions you can take, to move your playing and musicianship forward -- no matter the level of your musicianship.

ShereeLTV ,

So much value, so enjoyable

Oh my goodness, this podcast is so amazing. Every podcast I listen to brings such great value. The one I just listened to I listened to twice to squeeze all the juice out of it I could. I’ve done that now a few times with these because the information is so practical. You can pull so many useful tips out of each episode to put into your practice and playing. I’m also taking one of Brett’s classes, and it is really challenging me but in a good way to be a better jazz musician. So glad I discovered LJS!

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