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Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by NDBass, Jan 26, 2012.
You might look into Manhattan School of Music
I think you're the only person who can answer that question after researching each school. Plus the question isn't really clear. Is cost an issue? Do you want to play only jazz? Do you want to get a music ed. or performance degree? Who do you want to study with? Will you live on or off campus? Most of us can only answer from our own experience (I went to City College of New York and studied jazz performance). I know nothing of the other schools. Do some research online, arrange to visit some campuses. College is a big choice, TBDB is not the best resource for that.
Look into NYU as well. The jazz bass faculty are Mike Richmond, Ron McClure, Drew Gress, and Martin Wind.
Pretty much any 'name' jazz school will be a good school with terrific faculty. It just depends where you want to be and what your interests are (composition? performance only? focus on classical/jazz? etc.).
If I was coming to NY to learn jazz, I would want to see if I can study with this guy, John also studied classical DB technique.
John Patitucci Music Faculty Profile
Not a school you would normally think of.
I live by Julliard, are you ready for the UWS? ;-)
Sorry for not being so specific. I would like to study jazz performance, possibly minor/double on jazz composition if that's possible.
I would suggest looking for a teacher that you really connect with. Some "Good" schools you will study with grad students before you get to study with the main prof. Find a player that you like their playing and you like them personally. good luck
Also a good idea to crossreference the tour schedule of any currently "popular" bassist, I know that's one of the problems students at the New School constantly undergo - Yay, I can study with (Buster Williams, Scott Colley, Neal Miner, John Webber, Larry Grenadier etc etc etc) until it comes time to try to make up 9 lessons in two weeks because FAMOUS NAME/GREAT PLAYER has been out on tour most of the semester....