They say that experience
is the best teacher...
that's true, then Jackie, both literally and figuratively, was taught
by the best; and for years Jackie shared what he knew with others. From
Master Classes with hundreds of participants, to working with musicians
one-on-one, he gave the same level of commitment to the students as
he did to his own music
Jackie's method was best summed up
in something he himself said: "Love for the music is the most important
thing I can give the student. Of course I show the students how get
swinging and to improve their pitch and phrasing, etc. but lots
of people can show them that. What I do thats special is to show
the students how to get inside of the song and make the emotional truths
of it come alive."