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.
She just finished recording her debut album as a singer songwriter and touring he West coast in May 2011. She's been in Seattle playing and teaching for the summer, and looks forward to returning to LA in August to continue writing, recording, and performing!
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
Voice / vocals
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
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.
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