This comprehensive guide opens the doors to the world of jazz education. It is written by internationally recognized and successful jazz educators experienced at teaching jazz to elementary, middle school, high school and college students as well as to teachers and administrators. You will find realistic and 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. Uniquely innovative, this one-of-a-kind handbook incorporates the web as an ongoing resource tool that provides the ultimate in reference information. The included DVD presents 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 your library or jazz pedagogy class.