Adesh Balraj- (Trumpet) is currently a member of the FSU Jazz Ensemble at Florida State University where he studies under Scotty Barnhart. Adesh won a Maestro Award for best jazz solo performance at the Orlando Heritage Festival in April 2012, and helped the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble 1 (JE)1 take top honors at the festival. He was a key player in the JE1's top prize at the Jazz and Swing Preservation Society of South Florida’s Battle of the Bands in 2012.
He was also featured in the top combo of the Juilliard Summer Workshops in West Palm Beach last summer, working under professor and SNL tenor saxophonist Mr. Ron Blake.
Adesh finds inspiration in the music of Chet Baker and Miles Davis, but likes modern players as well, like Roy Hargrove and Blake.
Adesh also has a passion for Rock and Blues. He plays Blues guitar and trumpet for other local bands and combos as well.