I just read this interview of Charlie Banacos : http://forums.allaboutjazz.com/showthread.php?t=45528 (the link redirects you on Facebook - even if you don't have a Facebook you can read it - and there are 5 pages).
Charlie Banacos was a great teacher, I had a teacher once who was a student of Charlie and he told me that he had to wait 2 years just to start the first lesson... The waiting list was like 2-4 years, something like that.
Anyway, that wasn't my point. I wonder if you know some teachers in NYC who has this kind of talent for teaching and who can help you a lot in just one lesson... It can be a guitarplayer or anyone who teaches jazz.
Anyone has this kind of experience (a la Banacos) and could give me a name or two?
In a nutshell my question is : Who are the greatest teachers in NYC right now ?
Of course, this could be viewed as a really lame way of approaching music. There's no shortcut but teachers have definitely helped me a lot even if I consider myself self-taught since all the major improvements I did were because I understood the information and APPLIED it.