A comprehensive guide that opens the doors to the world of jazz education. Find practical solutions to challenges such as the jazz concept, understanding the rhythm section, jazz improvisation and jazz styles, including a great section on Latin jazz. This innovative, one-of-a-kind handbook incorporates the Web as an ongoing resource tool that provides the ultimate in reference information. The included DVD presents over three hours of audio/video demonstrations of rehearsal techniques, how to really teach jazz improvisation, and how to understand and improve the rhythm section. An essential addition to every library and/or jazz pedagogy class.