Teen Jazz Contributors
James Barrera has been active as a performer and educator in the Southern California area for the past 16 years. In addition to teaching at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach, he is on the faculty of the Orange County School of the Arts. He is a member of the Los Angeles Saxophone Quartet, and the ALLOY wind duo. He holds a BM from CSULB, and a MM from Indiana University.
Cyrene Jagger is CEO/President of JaggerEdge Platinum Artists and represents a number of very talented musicians as an Artist, Business and Tour Manager. She is also Manager for Mctrax International, a multi-media firm and record label own by Rock Icon Andy Fraser (FREE), as well as, Publicist for the nonprofit Discovery Arts, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, that brings music, art, and dance to children who are in the hospital undergoing cancer treatment, she is also an accomplished Voice Actor and Producer.
Multidimensional pianist and vocalist Peggy Duquenel is an accomplished performer, composer and arranger with over 25 years of professional experience. She has performed and recorded with such notables as Henry Mancini, Dionne Warwick, Alan Broadbent, Jeff Lorber, Jimmy Haslip, Rick Braun, David Pack, and John Patitucci. Peggy has released nine jazz, pop and inspirational CDs as a featured artist which have received critical acclaim. She has served as stadium keyboardist for the Anaheim Angels and the Mighty Ducks and has been a featured performer for the Auckland Philharmonic, Disney, Roland, and more. Duquesnel serves as a Director of Jazz Studies at Concordia University. She studied music at Fullerton College and received a BA in Music from CSU Northridge. Her most recent album release is “All I Ask for Christmas” available now on iTunes.
Andrew D Gordon
Andrew D Gordon is a pianist, educator and founding member of the Smooth Jazz group The Super Groovers. He was born in London, England and moved to Los Angeles in 1979 where he has since had the opportunity to perform with several notable musicians. He owns ADG Music Production, a music education company with over 100 publications in a variety of music genres for most instruments. He is currently a professor at Shepherd University and CSCM.
The official voice of “The Dana Brenklin Radio Show”. Dana Brenklin is a fiery, rich, bluesy and as she has been told, “stone, stand up singer”. R&B/Soul is her chosen genre, but this singer can and has sang, pop, rock, country and gospel delivering to the crowds amazement and pleasure every time. Dana is an actress, lyricist, poet, recording engineer and two time editor’s choice award winner. Dana has just added another title to her long list of talents as she can now be heard on her weekly radio show at KCLA via the web and she is available for touring and recording sessions. You can also find Dana at Stevie Wonder’s KJLH helping out “Front Page” host Dominique DiPrima.
Graduate of Mansfield University 2012 – BA. Music.
Kenn Hadnot has been playing alto and tenor saxophone for about 11 years. He currently attends Shoreline Community College, but intends to transfer to the Cornish College of the Arts in January 2007 as a Jazz Studies major.
Rheuben has been recognized worldwide as one of the premier saxophone and clarinet repairmen for many years. With over 40 years as a repairman Rheuben has turned his talents to the manufacturing of quality woodwinds and brass instruments. Rheuben’s current project is the Rheuben Allen Education Foundation, Inc., set up to provide musical instruments to young students that cannot afford instruments and would otherwise not be able to play an instrument.
- Fixing a Crack in a Clarinet
- Repair Etiquette
- Basic Saxophone Repair
- Saxophone Emergency Kit
- The Benefits of Studying Music
Sean Winter is a tenor saxophonist from Victoria, British Columbia. He is currently studying to better himself as a musician as well as playing gigs around town with Blues bands, Soul and Reggae bands. He also leads his own Fusion trio called Weapons of Mass Groove. View his profile on Teen Jazz.
Richard Simon is a jazz bassist and educator in Hollywood, California. He began teaching as part of Buddy Collette’s JazzAmerica program in 1994 where he is currently Program Director. He has toured and performed with a number of jazz artists including Sam Most, Llew Matthews, Dan Barrett, Keely Smith, and Ken Peplowski.
Adam Larson is a jazz saxophonist, educator, recording artist and clinician based in New York. He recently earned his Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music and has established himself as an accomplished performer around the US. He currently has two album releases, Simple Beauty and Overdue Ovation, and is one of the original 10 Teen Jazz Artists.
Mark Mercury is an American composer, pianist, teacher, and author of the e-book “How to Get More Ideas while Improvising Jazz.”