A multi-instrumentalist who plays many different styles of music, specialising in jazz and bossa nova, the author of several books for saxophone, clarinet and flute and a qualified teacher with nearly forty years experience.
‘John O’Neill has a solid understanding of jazz and how it can be taught. I highly recommend his educational jazz materials.’
Jamey Aebersold, internationally renowned jazz educator.
‘A very musical presentation of basic saxophone playing techniques.…A welcome addition to the jazz improvising library.’
Lee Konitz, legendary jazz saxophonist.
‘An invaluable guide for today’s saxophone student.’
Don Rendell, formerly teacher of saxophone at the Guildhall School of Music, London.
‘O’Neill’s first book is superb and this one is just as well thought out…This is a clear, concise and original book.’
Gerard McChrystal (Clarinet & Saxophone).
‘This book contains a true method covering all phases of the subject.’
Jimmy Giuffre, legendary jazz clarinettist.
‘John O’Neill has produced an excellent book which provides a new and welcome approach to flute playing.’
Aidan Gotzee (Pan, The Journal of the British Flute Society).
‘Very good original jazz tunes that students will use as a stepping-stones to further development.…A non-jazz-playing flute teacher would probably find the book a godsend, especially if students are studying for GCSE music.’