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A range of contemporary jazz musicians explain their personal experience of performing jazz. The clip includes an extract of Jools Holland and Julian Joseph playing an improvised version of the Stevie Wonder song 'Isn't She Lovely', which is used to emphasise how improvisation is about taking an opportunity and following your instinct.
First broadcast:
14 May 2008

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used to teach students that jazz isn't just a technical experience but instead is about a personal connection with what is being played. This clip could be used to encourage students to become more natural with their improvisation skills.

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