Open The Gate And Flood The Valley by Jerry D'Souza
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Open The Gate And Flood The Valley
Over the years, Joe has developed an extremely eclectic and vastly unique improvisational/compositional style that spans not only the jazz and creative music realms, but also carries tinges of rock, heavy metal, classical European art music and modern art music. His style combines extreme technical virtuosity with guttural, raw emotional content.
Saxophone, clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon, EWI.
Teachers and/or influences?
Teachers: Ray DeNice, George Garzone, Harry Skoler, Joe Lovano.
I knew I wanted to be a musician when...
I saw an ad on tv for the local smooth jazz radio station and saw a guy playing sax. Something clicked in my head and I decided then and there that I was going to play the sax. Of course, my music sounds nothing like that now. Weird...
Your teaching approach:
Get them to stop staring listlessly into space, drooling on themselves. After that, we put the instrument together...
Your dream band:
I can do this one and be halfway serious!
The dead guys:
Myself (obviously); Frank Zappa
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