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Conversational Jazz is an eight week course that gives you a solid foundation of the most fundamental principles in jazz, the way I learned it. The course will teach you to think for yourself within this music, build chords, improvise your own solos, play in a jazz combo, and learn new tunes for years to come.
New material released each week, plus a weekly live Q&A with me will provide you with fresh and stimulating content to keep you moving throughout the course.
Overcome the most common obstacles to learning jazz
Learn the fundamental building blocks of jazz
Gain confidence improvising your own melodies and solos
Learn to build jazz chords intuitively
Understand basic song structure and form
Explore the blues (my favorite)
About Doc Watkins
Doc Watkins is a pianist, vocalist, producer, bandleader, and the owner of Jazz, TX in San Antonio. He co-hosts the weekly radio show, Live at Jazz, TX on Texas Public Radio. He's also the creator and host of The Doc Watkins Show, an online television broadcast created in 2020. A typical year for Watkins involves over two hundred live shows with multiple groups under his name. He has released nine albums, covering multiple genres including Classical, Jazz, Blues, and Texas Swing.
Watkins received his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Music Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, and moved to San Antonio in 2006. He has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Russia, and Europe, and has performed twice at Carnegie Hall.
In 2016, Watkins opened his own venue, Jazz, TX, and performs there regularly with his groups. Deeply committed to the heritage and tradition of Texas music, he includes a wide variety of styles at Jazz, TX including Jazz, Blues, Texas Swing, and Salsa.
Watkins currently resides in San Antonio with his wife, Jessica and their four children. He is a self-declared enthusiast of Texas BBQ.