North Jersey Guitar, West Milford, N. J. and

Orange County School of Dance and Music, Monroe, N. Y.


My jazz guitar student Ben & his High School Jazz Band took 1st Place                           2017 National High School Jazz Band Competition at Berklee College of Music in Boston





by the Larry Newcomb Jazz & Blues Duo

Larry Newcomb, Guitar & Presentation

Joe Vincent Tranchina, keyboard


Nothin’ But the Blues

Representative Examples:

BB King, Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Freddie King


What Makes it Jazz?

Fundamental Parameters & Techniques


Jazz for Kids

The Fun & “How-To” of Improvisation


The Width & Depth of the Jazz Repertoire (Abridged for 3/24 RCLS Showcase)

Representative Examples:

Girl from Ipanema, How High the Moon, Just Friends, All the Things You Are, Texas Swing Blues


The Music of Cole Porter

Representative Examples:

Night & Day, You’d Be So Nice, What is This Thing Called Love, Easy to Love, Love 4 Sale


The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim

Representative Examples:

Triste, Desfinado, How Insensitive, One Note Samba, Once I Loved


Jazz on Broadway

Representative Examples:

How High the Moon, All the Things You Are, There Will Never Be, My Favorite Things


A Tribute to Jim Hall and Bill Evans

Representative Examples:

Funny Valentine, Darn that Dream, I Hear a Rhapsody, I’ve Got You Under My Skin