Born: May 16, 1974
Michael McKenna was born on May 16, 1974 in Sioux City, Iowa. From an early age he was exposed to Jazz music by his father who enjoyed listening to Lee Morgan. Mike started playing the trumpet in elementary school, but it wasn't until high school that he developed an appreciation for Jazz. While in his high school Jazz band, he was encouraged by the band director as he was given solos and praised for his ability. It was also during his high school years that Mike began attending jazz camps. He went to Jamey Aebersold's Jazz Improv Camp in Elmhurst, Illinois. This camp allowed Mike to gain experience in improvisational trumpet playing and led to his attending the Clark Terry Jazz camp in Wisconsin during his junior and senior years in high school...
Willing to teach:
Lessons available online at http://mikemckennamusic.com and in the Boston, MA area