Born: May 19, 1987 Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
I have traveled the world and like to use my experiences as fuel for my music. From the heat of Texas, to the fresh air of Alaska, to the incredible parties and beaches of Spain, to the people of Paris, to the beautiful country of Austria, to the smelly streets of Venice and the mountains of the Italian Alps...these places and the people and cultures I have experienced help to mold me into the musician I am today. That and a little help from the University of North Texas where I played with the 2 O'Clock Lab Band under the direction of Jay Saunders and studied with Jim Riggs (before his retirement) and Professor Brad Leali. I earned my degree in Jazz Studies from UNT on December 19th and have begun the other side of my education, away from academics. I play professionally throughout the DFW metroplex with groups like the Bastard Sons of Skoalfield, Backside Pick, SolKitchen, Synergy, Downtown Fever, and freelance.
Willing to teach:
I enjoy teaching. I like to use your individual interests to influences the areas of music that we focus on. I try to teach people the tools they need to understand how to analyze their favorite songs. Saxophone/flute/clarinet, piano, arranging/composition.