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Amber Navran

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Born: October 16, 1989    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Amber Navran is a multi-faceted young composer who brings new meaning to the phrase “singer songwriter.” Originally an instrumentalist, she has been playing saxophone and clarinet for 8 years, and is currently attending the University of Southern California as a Jazz Studies major. While in Los Angeles, she started to explore composition and, what started with one jazz standard, became a long list of original material with influences varying from Iron and Wine, and Ellington, to D'Angelo, and Erykah Badu. Amber strives to come up with innovative harmonies and lyrics, and her jazz background offers a fresh take on different genres, often including rich horn arrangements on top of the musical styling’s of her talented band....
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Awards:

Indaba's All About Jazz Songwriting Contest winner Outstanding soloist awards from: Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Stanford Jazz Workshop, and Bellevue Jazz Festival.
”Congrats to Amber Navran, who will receive a feature on AllAboutJazz.com. While there were several worthy entries (shouts to Floris Verbeij and Neil Alexander specifically), Amber won us over with her great voice, intoxicating phrasing and beautiful song” - Indaba Music
Musicians: Ben Rose - Drums Ellie Athayde - Bass Adam Bravo - Piano, Rhodes, Organ Jeff Stein - Guitar James Blackwell - Trumpet Greg Johnson - Tenor Sax Amber Navran - Voice, Alto Sax All songs written and arranged by Amber Navran Recorded and Mixed by Kevin Winwrich and Dusty Black Mastered by Andrew Garver Album Design - Richelle Gribble Album Photography - Alexis Markavage Co-Produced by Jeff Stein, Amber Navran, and Kevin Winwrich credits released 13 May 2011

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Primary Instrument:
Vocalist

Location:
Mill Creek, WA

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background:
4 years teaching experience on saxophone, clarinet, and theory/composition to students of all ages and levels. Experience teaching classes - taught a music theory class to high school students, and an "Adventures in Music" class to elementary school students.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Amber Navran Band Clinic We've taught 8 clinics at high schools down the west coast. We play part of our set and answer questions about applying to music school, writing music, putting a band together, soloing, recording, touring, and getting gigs. Then the students can come sit in and play a few songs with us.

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Featured recording “Amber Navran Band EP”

Amber Navran Band EP
Self Produced (2011)
Download jazz mp3 “Just Another Broken Heart” by Amber Navran

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