Young musician with a passion for jazz.
I'm a young teen from NJ, and i have a true love for jazz. I mainly play
tenor sax, which I have played for many years, but I also play electric
bass, guitar, harmonica, hand percussion, and I'm currently learning
clarinet and piano. I am starting to compose my own stuff and have
already started arranging standards and classical pieces. My biggest
influence for my music is the great Sonny Rollins. I am also inspired by
Duke Ellington, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Avishai Cohen,
Victor Wooten, Frank Wess, Benny Goodman, Joe Pass, Django Reinhardt, Benny Golson, and a
I may be young, but jazz is to me like an instrument is to a musician.
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because it has become part of me
I was first exposed to jazz when I was younger through my own curiosity
I met Dr. Billy Taylor at the WPUNJ Jazz Camp back in 2010, only months before he passed
The best show I ever attended was Sonny Rollins playing at NJPAC
The first jazz record I bought was Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins