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Amber Navran

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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”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
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

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