Since threads pop up every other day about technical/classical teachers I though it would be important to have a thread about jazz instruction and where to get it and who from. So anyone who has taken jazz lessons please list them here, along with info on teaching positions or private lessons as well as locations. Also leave some comments on what you took away from the lesson and how productive you thought it was. And lastly let's not limit ourselves to bass players. Some of the best teachers to learn from are chord players and drummers and ever horns. My jazz education has been mainley with a guitarist, Joe Federico, who was a student of Dennis Sandole. Dennis was a great improvisation teacher who taught Parker, Coltrane and Cannonball, to name a few. He isn't one of those guys whos gonna yell at you until you practice four hours a day, but if you practice his material and really learn it well you see incredible results. He teaches in philly, south NJ, and princeton NJ. I also studied breifly with Cameron Brown. He was good but unfortunaly there where no lessons, but a daily masterclass. I didn't really take that much away from working with him, mainley because he said what's been said 100 times. Practice slow with and with out a metronome and play a clear harmonically asolid bass line. Anyone else care to chime in?