Learn Jazz

Articles, guides & resources for learning jazz

If you’re learning to play jazz right now, there are so many tools and resources out there. That’s great, but it can also be a bit overwhelming!

We’ve dedicated this part of the Jazzfuel website to providing information and tips on how you can improve your playing and your understanding of jazz in general.

These articles were curated by Jazzfuel host Matt Fripp (who started out as a saxophonist, getting his bachelors degree in music from London’s Guildhall School of Music) in collaboration with other professional jazz musicians and educators from the Jazzfuel network.

If you’re working on your improvisation right now, check out this list of some of the best jazz education books available.

Alongside guides on general topics such as the best jazz solos to transcribe or the essential jazz standards to learn, you’ll also find some more instrument-specific topics.

Learn jazz online: teacher directory

Jazzfuel is a community of more than 4,000 professional, gigging jazz musicians around the world.

Many of these musicians teach jazz improvisation and instrument-specific lessons alongside their performing work, so we’ve put together a selection of these who are experienced in virtual 1-to-1 lessons.

No longer does your jazz education have to be guided by where you live! Find the right teacher for you anywhere in the world and contact them directly to organise an online lesson.

Check out our directory of jazz teachers here.

All about Jazz Saxophone

If you’re learning saxophone, for example, you can check out our guides to:

You can also dive into the world of saxophone great Michael Brecker or discover check out the best saxophone-specific tuition books.

learn jazz saxophone

All about about Jazz Guitar

For inspiration, we’ve put together a guide to 10 of the best jazz guitarists in history.

You’ll also find some in-depth practical guides covering:

You might also like this overview of the best guitar-specific jazz education books.

Learn Jazz Guitar