As a clinician, Eddie Lewis is probably one of the most qualified teachers in the state of Texas to teach your students the All-State Jazz Ensemble audition music. Not only is he an accomplished professional jazz trumpeter, he has also:
- Composed etudes for the auditions since 2009
- Judged at both the region level and the state level
- Helped many students make All-Region Jazz and All-State Jazz
- Made All-State himself (although not in jazz) when he was in high school – 1981 & 1982
- Taught many clinics, workshops and masterclasses over the years
The topics covered in the All-State Jazz Clinic depend on the skill level of the students. Eddie has experience working with all levels of students. Depending on their needs, he will help them with the following topics:
- How to swing
- How to play jazz effects like falls, bends and doits
- Using appropriate phrasing
- Organizing your practice sessions
- Using proven practice techniques to learn the jazz etudes
- Improving range and endurance in a musical context
If you are looking for a jazz trumpet player to teach a clinic, workshop or masterclass on the jazz etudes, please feel free to contact us by clicking HERE. We look forward to hearing from you and working with your students.
Note: Videos of this year’s All-State Jazz Etudes are at the bottom of this page.