The Jazz Gym is a full-range group practice session that combines approaches for vocabulary development, technique, line construction, chord progression fluency, sound development and ear training. The daily practice sessions, designed by Chad LB, are geared to develop EVERY element of your MUSICIANSHIP to produce BETTER results in your SOLOING and IMPROVISATION.
The work you do in the Jazz Gym studio will make you a better musician and develop your confidence as an improviser.
Ultra Productive Coaching Sessions Designed by Chad LB
Hailed as a “Sax Phenom” by the New York Daily News, Chad LB has toured globally as a bandleader, and with superstars ranging from Chris Botti to Taylor Swift. He has performed as a featured soloist with premiere ensembles like the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, and he was formerly a prominent member of the multi GRAMMY® winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.
As an educator, Chad has published 25+ books and masterclasses on a wide range of topics for improving skills for jazz improvisation. Despite his demanding tour schedule, Chad has been a visiting artist at the San Francisco Conservatory for 4 years.
Ryan is a fiercely skilled tenor saxophonist who studied privately with Chad LB for 3 years, and is currently pursuing his masters in Jazz Performance at the New England Conservatory, studying with renowned saxophonist and educator, Jerry Bergonzi. The son of a jazz educator, Ryan is a well-versed educator with experience coaching saxophonists from beginners to professionals.
A student of Chad LB for 6 years, Jayden is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory and a highly skilled multi woodwindist. He is deeply familiar with Chad's approach to pedagogy and recently co-authored a comprehensive digital method book on Melodic Chromaticism published by Jazz Lesson videos.
Jayden is a recipient of the prestigious PPCA Performer’s Trust of Australia grant and has received high praise from San Francisco's "Classical Voice" for his "well-crafted soloing" and for "possessing a thick and burnished tone."