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Take Five With Billy Carrion Jr.

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Meet Billy Carrion Jr: I've been around music since I was in my mother's womb. My dad-- singer, Billy Carrion Sr. --would play sounds of Batacumbele through headphones over my mom's belly. My first saxophone experience came at nine. After being taught to read and write, I started my musical journey. At 16, I was performing with the likes of Robbie Ameen, Ned Sublette, and Pete Rodriguez. Through that experience, I got a taste for what my life could ...


Take Five With Billy Carrion, Jr.

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Meet Billy Carrion Jr: Billy Carrion Jr started on the alto saxophone at 9 years old. Music of all kinds was always playing at Billy's home by his salsa singing father, who has an amazing career of his own. After being taught how to read, write, and make a sound out of the horn, Billy Jr took music into his own hands at age 14, when his high school band director opened the instrument closet and asked if ...

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