About Jamey Aebersold Jazz
In The Beginning
While helping at a workshop in Connecticut in 1966, one student
asked Jamey to record a reel-to-reel tape of piano accompaniment and
send it to him so he could have something to practice with. In Jamey's
words, "I never did make him the tape, but instead made a record in
1967. This became the first Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Long,
After I recorded the music, I realized that I needed a book to help
the user make sense of the LP of background music. Hence the book,
which has now been revised many times.
first appeared in 1967 and has been a best seller ever since. I never
thought there would be a need for a second volume, let alone over
Now, for over 40 years, the name Jamey Aebersold has been literally
synonymous with the very best in jazz education materials. A
world-class performer and a very charismatic teacher/lecturer who has
traveled the globe giving seminars and workshops, Jamey's lifelong
mission is to teach people how to play jazz and improvise.
Volume 1 has been revised 6 times and is available in 6 languages! It
is literally the #1 selling item from the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Catalog
every year and continues to help thousands of people learn jazz and
most importantly, learn to improvise!
Take a closer
look at Volume 1 including sample pages and MP3's!
Below was Jamey's 1st Circulated Ad for Volume 1, however, the very
first ad was a tiny classified ad in Downbeat Magazine; in the
The Future Of Jamey Aebersold Jazz
Today, we publish and sell the world's most complete selection of
jazz education materials. Most all are and hand-picked and approved by
Jamey himself! For over 40 years, Jamey Aebersold Jazz has been
providing the very best in jazz education ... and we plan to continue
spreading jazz education for another 40 years!