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  • Saxophonist Ahkeem Hopkins | Teen Jazz Artist

    Why did you begin studying music?

    Music has always been something that just “came to me.” Never had to study it, I just knew how to do it. I taught myself many instruments at a young age including piano, guitar, drums, bass, trumpet, and euphonium.

    What are you doing with music now?

    Right now, I have a jazz group and we are playing locally here in Florida.

    Saxophonist Akheem Hopkins

    Located in Pensacola, FL, USA

    • Saxophonist
    • 7 years of playing

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    Who are some of your influences?

    Chick Corea is my biggest influence. I also like Bill Evans but Chick Corea has been the only person I have watched repeatedly and tried to imitate.

    Who have you studied with?

    Dr. Michael Coleman
    Dr. Sandy Spivey
    Dr. Joseph Spaniola

    What would you like to do with music in the future?

    Playing music, help others learn to play an instrument. Get others to see the joy in playing music.

     

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    January 26, 2015 • Up and Coming Musicians • Views: 904

  • Saxophonist Richard Silva | Teen Jazz Artist

    Why did you begin studying music?

    I started playing saxophone because I wanted to continue the tradition of my grandpa. He played saxophone and so did one of his sons (Joe Silva). I basically was raised in a musical family, with my dad (Reggie Silva) being the guitarist, composer, vocalist, producer, and musical mentor.

    What is your instrument setup?

    Alto Saxophone – Julius Keilwerth SX90 / mouth piece S 90 / 3 reed Vandoren
    Tenor Sax – Collegiate / 3 Vandoren / mouth piece Dukoff D 5
    Flute – Pear PF -501
    Shure – cordless microphone
    Congas – LP Galaxy M. Cohen

    Saxophonist Richard Silva

    Located in Fresno, CA, USA

    • Saxophonist
    • Doubles on flute and congas
    • 19 years of playing

    Contact: 559-824-5170 | theblujz@yahoo.com
    www.theblujz.com | facebook.com/theblujz | twitter.com/theblujz


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    What are you doing with music now?

    Currently I am still very active in playing my saxophone and other instruments I could put my hands on. Other than playing, since 2011 my dad has given me the responsibility to promote his band (The Blu J’z) that I am currently performing in. By promoting, I mean finding gigs and promoting his Cd “Feelin’ the Moment.” From then to now with God’s help The Blu J’z has been recognized by various smooth jazz media sources (magazine, airplay, interview, Cd review, and more) and have also been given the opportunity to open up for renowned smooth jazz artists such as Boney James, David Sanborn with Bob James, Brian Culbertson, Keiko Matsui, Fredric Yonnet, Patrick Lamb, Paul Taylor and Marion Meadows. To this day, I still promote my dad’s music because I strongly believe his music is very unique. Currently, we both are working on The Blu J’z second album, in which it is father and son collaboration.

    Who are some of your influences?

    My first influence comes from God, who has given me the gift of music to share to others. My dad plays a vital part as a father figure and musical mentor. A musician who made a strong impact on me is Maceo Parker (Saxophonist), in which I’ve transcribed many of his songs. His energetic funk style has awakened me as musician and performer, “I know now what I must do.” Also, I have come to find that, whatever influences me as a person is best expressed through my saxophone.

    Who have you studied with?

    In high school (Roosevelt High School) I received private lessons from saxophonist Gene Doi who is a highly respected and sought out musician. In college (California State University, Fresno) I received private lessons from Doctor Alan Durst, who is also highly respected and sought out musician and professor.

    What do you plan on doing with music in the future?

    My future plans are to finish the second Blu J’z album and to hopelly be an established band who performs at well known Jazz and Smooth Jazz related festivals, concerts, and venues.

    Where can we find your music?

    On CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon.

    Album title: Feelin’ the Moment
    Artist: The Blu J’z
    Date: Released 2001
    Genre: Jazz, Latin, Funk, Pop, R & B
    Label: Independent

     

    Any additional information you would like to add?

    These words, “I will never give up” is what I told myself in first grade which continues to inspire me to this day in everything I do and experience, but it is ultimately the belief that through God anything is possible.

    Saxophonist Richard Silva | Teen Jazz Artist

    The family-originated band The Blu J’z began as the vision of Reggie Silva. He grew up in a family of musicians, so it’s no coincidence that he chose to make music his life. As a guitarist, composer, and vocalist, Reggie’s influences came from performing and listening to bands and artists of the seventy’s era, like Earth Wind Fire, Chicago, Carlos Santana, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Tower Power, Andre Crouch, The Winans, and many others. In 1998 Reggie’s vision in creating The Blu J’z sound originated from a dream, a dream of hooky melodies that paved a way in creating their first Cd in 2001, “Feelin’ the moment.” Reggie felt a connection with the album’s title because “it came from the heart.”

    Originally starting out as a five piece band, his son Richard Silva (saxophonist) joined the band during his sophomore year in high school. Since then they became popular around Fresno’s jazz music scene, performing familiar cover tunes, and along with promoting their original material that overall gave a smooth jazz vibe. Their unique sound that attracted listeners consisted of styles of Funk, Rock, Jazz, Pop, Latin, and Rhythm and Blues.

    In 2000, a newspaper writer from the Fresno Bee stumbled upon one of their performances at an Indian Casino named Table Mountain. Afterwards, he was compelled to write an article in which he titled “Family Band,” which was a full front page article on the Life Section displayed on Thursday, April 20, 2000. The original band members included: Reggie Silva (Band leader, guitarist), Joe Silva (Saxophonist, vocalist, percussion, brother), Richard Silva (Saxophonist, percussion, son), Julian Molina (Bass), Ricky Gonzalez (Rhythm guitar), and Juan Chevalier (Drummer, vocalist).

    In addition to performing at Fresno’s hot spots, they got a chance to perform twice (2001 and 2002) at the Sacramento Jazz Festival, which in 2001 was the year The Blu J’z debut their first Cd. Another big event was in 2004 when they were asked to open for Fresno’s own Smooth Jazz Festival at Coombs Riverbend Ranch.

    Within 4 years of the article, the band decided to break from the entertainment business. During this break many changes occurred in the structure of the band to include original members’ passing and moving away. Around mid-2010 Reggie was diagnosed with throat cancer. As a cancer survivor, in mid -2011 Reggie was ready for a comeback and this time his aspirations would lead him to rely on the abilities of his son Richard Silva. Richard Silva began to promote stronger for the Smooth Jazz sound that Fresno had slowly been lacking in the music scene since the departure of Smooth Jazz music from the local radio station 96.7.

    Since Richard Silva took over the promoting of the band they have gained national radio attention by way of internet and have been recently nominated for Best Indie Smooth Jazz Group from GHP from Texas. The promotion of our originals has helped us gain recognition worldwide not only through airplay but also interviews. The Blu J’z has since been recognized by major magazine companies both in California (Coffee Talk Jazz Network) and Texas (Jazz In M.E.E.) By the watchful eye of promoters and diligent hard work they had been asked to be an opening act for smooth jazz artist Boney James in concert at Woodward Park Fresno, California in 2012. It was this performance that has helped opened the door to many other opportunities including opening for other well-known smooth jazz artists to include Fred Yonnett, David Sanborn with Bob James, and Brian Culbertson, and Patrick Lamb. To this day Richard is very much determined in spreading the word about The Blu J’z. Recently from Jazz In M.E.E’s April Magazine (2014) they referenced our Cd and wrote this, “Buyer beware, the melodies will grab your attention and provide an intense form of musical expression. Watch out! This band is creating a buzz.

    “Our goal is to express what we feel, while giving the audience an entertaining experience.” Reggie Silva


     

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    January 21, 2015 • Up and Coming Musicians • Views: 1185

  • Saxophonist Tavis Yearwood | Teen Jazz Artist

    Why did you begin studying music?

    With me being a freshman in high school I can’t say that i’m studying music but its what i want to do with my life and I’m extremely serious about it. It is my favorite thing to do in the entire world and I look forward to being a music major once i reach college.

    What are you doing with music now?

    Right now I’m trying to get my name out in the music world in my area by playing at jam sessions, auditioning for every honor band and other audition entry band around, and school concerts.

    Saxophonist Tavis Yearwood

    Located in Orlando, FL, USA

    • Saxophonist
    • Doubles on Flute
    • 4 years of playing

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    What is your instrument setup?

    Cannonball Big Bell Stone Series Black Nickel Tenor, Otto Link Super Tone Master 6, Rico Royal Blue Box 3

    Who are some of your influences?

    Kenny G, Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Grover Washington Jr., Eric Marienthal, David Sanborn, Michael Brecker, Jeff Lorber, Brian Culbertson.

    Who have you studied with?

    Christina Hart, Kimberly Zipoli, Ryan Davenport, Corey Futrell, Billy Meether

    What would you like to do with music in the future?

    My dream is to become a professional musician creating my own solo studio albums and to share my music with the rest of the world.

     Any additional information you would like to add?

    I am a Soprano, Alto, Tenor saxophonist as well as a flutist. I’ve been apart of the All-County Honor Band twice and the All-County Honor Jazz Band once.

     

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    December 29, 2014 • Up and Coming Musicians • Views: 919

  • Saxophonist Isaiah Moregrass | Teen Jazz Artist

    Why did you begin studying music?

    Music was something that grasped me for as long as I remember. I knew I wanted to study it because of the passion I had for the magic behind music.

    What are you doing with music now?

    I play in ensembles at my high school and gig around Philly with my school’s small band.

    Saxophonist Isaiah Moregrass

    Located in Philadelphia, PA, USA

    • Saxophonist
    • 7 years of playing

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    What is your instrument setup?

    Premier by Hire mp
    Vandoreen 3s
    Bundy Sax

    Who are some of your influences?

    Johnny Hodges
    Pepper Adams
    Gerry Mulligan
    Billie Holiday
    Ella Fitzgerald

    Who have you studied with?

    Temple CMSP program
    CAPA high school

    What would you like to do with music in the future?

    Gigging in Manhattan and being a music teacher.

     


     

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    December 23, 2014 • Up and Coming Musicians • Views: 845

  • Vocalist Juwan Hall | Teen Jazz Artist

    Why did you begin studying music?

    I began studying music in the 6th grade.

    What are you doing with music now?

    Right now I’m still playing viola in my high school orchestra. I’m also trying to find my start as a musician by playing, writing, and singing my own songs.

    Vocalist Juwan Hall

    Located in Memphis, TN, USA

    • Vocalist
    • 7 years of playing
    • Doubles on Viola

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    Who are some of your influences?

    My biggest influences don’t come from many people, instead they come from my life experiences. Some of my favorite artists that has some touch of influence in my life are Nina Simone, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, BB King, Bill Withers, and Sean Hayes.

    Who have you studied with?

    I learned how to play the viola with my teacher for the last seven years Mrs. Michelle Johnson.

    What would you like to do with music in the future?

    In the future I plan to have a career as a musician.


     

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    November 5, 2014 • Up and Coming Musicians • Views: 987

  • Guitarist Brandon Coleman | Teen Jazz Artist

    Guitarist and composer Brandon Coleman is based out of Cincinnati, OH and is one of the region’s most in-demand jazz musicians. He frequently tours and plays his own compositions with the Brandon Coleman Quartet, progressive electronic rock with his trio Zvezda, and avant-garde rock and roll with acclaimed Louisville band D’Arkestra. 2013 saw the release of his debut quartet album, Decisions, which received many favorable reviews. Critical Jazz said: “Brandon Coleman may well be one of the most unique guitar voices to emerge over the last decade…While his technical proficiency is beyond reproach, Coleman has an deceptively subtle artistic sense of harmonic movement that could be considered in the same style as that of a Bill Evans. ” 2014 saw Coleman join the Timberwolf Guitar Company Family, and he plans on recording a new album in 2015, with supporting tours in Japan and Brazil. He is going on tour with his Louisville-based bands D’Arkestra and Anomaly in the fall.

    Guitarist Brandon Coleman

    Located in Cincinnati, OH, USA

    • Guitarist
    • I have been playing about 14 years
    • Endorsements: Timberwolf Guitars, PHRED Instruments and Curt Mangan Strings.

    www.brandoncoleman-music.com
    brandoncolemanjazz@gmail.com


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    Timberwolf Guitars
    Phred Instruments
    Curt Mangan Strings

    Why did you begin studying music?

    I started playing at 12 years old, but I got into jazz around the age of 15 when my love for Frank Zappa lead me down the rabbit hole of creative music. Since then, I was on a journey to learn as much as I could about the inner workings of music. I went to Morehead State University for undergraduate and the University of Louisville for my Master’s Degree.

    What are you doing with music right now?

    I am currently performing and touring as a bandleader for The Brandon Coleman Quartet, as well as a member of progressive 9-piece band D’Arkestra. I also teach students in my spare time and engrave charts for a publishing company.

    Who are some of your influences?

    Kurt Rosenwinkel, Paul Motian, Wayne Shorter, Maria Schneider, Kenny Wheeler, Gilad Hekselman, Jim Hall, Grant Green, Lennie Tristano

    Who do you/have you studied with?

    Glenn Ginn – Guitar
    Craig Wagner – Guitar
    Gilad Hekselman – Guitar
    Bucky Pizzarelli – Guitar
    Steve Snyder – Piano/Arranging
    Chris Fitzgerald – Piano/Harmony
    John LaBarbera – Composition/Arranging

    What do you plan on doing with music in the future?

    Keep on performing, writing, and making records!


     

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    August 28, 2014 • Up and Coming Musicians • Views: 1160

  • Guitarist Alex Sill | Teen Jazz Artist

    Setup/Gear/Manufacturer of Instruments:

    Ibanez PM-120, Fender Twin Reverb Amp, Music Man JP-6, Martin 1978 D-35

    Why did you begin studying music?

    I grew up in a very musical household and was exposed to lots of great music growing up. My mother is a great singer and my dad has been in the music business for over thirty years, in addition to being a former saxophone player. Through all the exposure to different music, I became fascinated by the different effects certain music would produce within me, both imaginatively and emotionally.

    Guitarist Alex Sill

    Located in West Hills, CA, USA

    • Guitarist
    • I have been playing about 8 or 9 years

     


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    What are you doing with music right now?

    I am currently a student in the Cal Arts Jazz Program and play frequently with my own group: www.trifieldguitarproject.com

    My group has been performing at numerous jazz clubs around town lately including the Baked Potato, Vitello’s, and Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Jazz. We’ve performed with several special guests including Lee Ritenour and piano virtuoso Vardan Ovsepian.

    In addition to my love for improvisation, I’m also very involved with composing.

    Who are some of your influences?

    Lyle Mays, Pat Metheny, Allan Holdsworth, Steely Dan, John Coltrane, Guthrie Govan, Chick Corea, Charles Altura, Steve Vai, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Julian Lage, Keith Jarrett, Jonathan Kreisberg, Carl Jung, Albert Einstein, and John F. Kennedy-just to name a few 🙂

    Who do you/have you studied with?

    I am currently studying with jazz guitar great Larry Koonse at Cal Arts, and as of late, have also been receiving mentorship from Lyle Mays. I’ve also studied and/or performed with Steve Vai, Charlie Haden, Lee Ritenour, Joe LaBarbera, Sonny Emory, Melvin Lee Davis and Vardan Ovsepian.

    What do you plan on doing with music in the future?

    I plan on continuing to perform with my own group, hopefully someday on a global scale, and devote as much energy as possible to these ventures. If any other music related project/job opportunity comes along that interests me, I will most certainly take it, whether it means being a sideman in a band or composing music for Film/TV.

    Any additional information you would like to add?

    Awards/Accolades:

    -Winner of Rock Category in Lee Ritenour’s 2012 International Six String Theory Guitar Competition and one of three top finalists overall in the contest. The competition involved hundreds of applicants from over 50 different countries, and was judged by jazz greats including Lee Ritenour, Julian Lage, and Dave Grusin.

    -Recipient of Louis Armstrong Jazz Award (2011)

    -Recently composed a piece entitled “Montana Suite,” commissioned for the 2013 Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival in Montana. The composition was written for three guitars, and was performed during an opening set for Robben Ford. Other performers at the festival included Pat Metheny and Lee Ritenour. “Montana Suite,” is part of an album of the same name, which is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and other major outlets for purchase.

    -Was a member of the great Charlie Haden’s Cal Arts Liberation Music Orchestra in 2013. Rest in peace, dear Charlie!

    -Commissioned to compose and record music in 2010 for the independent film “Smitty,” which starred Peter Fonda and Lou Gossett Jr. The recording sessions included major L.A. studio players such as drummer John Ferraro.

    -I’m also in the process of arranging and recording music for another independent film entitled “Saved in America,” a documentary about one woman’s journey to save the lives of animals in high kill shelters, and her successful attempts to ameliorate the problem of pet overpopulation.


     

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    August 7, 2014 • Up and Coming Musicians • Views: 1361

  • Saxophonist Miranda Henry | Teen Jazz Artist

    Setup/Gear/Manufacturer of Instruments:

    I use a Selmer Reference 54 Alto Sax with a Vandoren Optimum AL3 and a Vandoren MO Ligature. My Tenor Saxophone is a Selmer MarkVII with a Vandoren Optimum TL4 and Optimum Ligature. I have a Selmer Conservatory Oboe and use Stuart Dunkel reeds.

    Why did you begin studying music?

    I began studying music when I was 2. I was adopted from China and my mom is a music teacher. I would not talk and was very withdrawn, so my mom began working with me on the violin and then added piano to try to get me to express myself and talk.

    Saxophonist Miranda Henry

    Located in Belleville, Illinois, USA

    • Alto, Tenor, & Soprano Saxophones
    • I have been playing Saxophone for seven years. I have been playing oboe for 4 years.
    • Doubles on Oboe

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    What are you doing with music right now?

    Right now as a High School Junior, I have begun focusing on just two instruments. I had been playing fourteen! I have been playing with my school Wind Ensemble, Marching band, and Jazz Band. The most exciting thing I have done this summer is attend the Saxophone program with Dr Murphy and Prof Walsh at Indiana University School of Music. In August, I will be attending the Grammy Foundation New York Grammy camp; which should be very exciting!

    Who are some of your influences?

    My biggest influence of course is my mom, but I am also influenced by teachers like Mrs Schroeder. Both of them work hard and give 100% no matter what they are doing. Though, the biggest lesson is how they give back to people in need.

    Who do you/have you studied with?

    I started studying with my mom, who was a music teacher. Then I studied violin and viola with Vickie Lottes from SIUE. I started private saxophone lessons with Dr. Nathan Mandel two years ago and it really has motivated me to focus on this instrument.

    What do you plan on doing with music in the future?

    In the near future, I would like to attend Indiana University or Eastman School of Music. After that, I plan to work as a studio musician.

    Any additional information you would like to add?

    My audition video was chosen by D’Addario Woodwinds for March student of the month finalist. I entered the contest as a fundraiser for the band. I went on to win the monthly competition of online voting and now I am in the Grand Finals and hope to win the online voting because if I win my high school band program will win.

    Vote for Miranda Henry here.


     

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    June 25, 2014 • Up and Coming Musicians • Views: 1346

  • Saxophonist Jenny Frøysa | Teen Jazz Artist

    Setup/Gear/Manufacturer of Instruments:

    I play an alto Selmer Mark VI from 1972. I also play a little tenor and want to try out soprano and baritone.

    Why did you begin studying music?

    I started in the local marching band, but the leader was a jazz musician and turned it into a jazz and improvisation school for children and teenagers.

    Saxophonist Jenny Frøysa

    Located in Kråkstad, Norway

    • Saxophone
    • 8 years of playing
    • Doubles on Piano, accordion

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    What are you doing with music right now?

    I’m going to Ski Upper Secondary School (high school), the music program. I get a lot of classical training here, but it helps on my technique. I play in a jazz quartet called Høylytt (“Loud” in Norwegian) and still attends the jazz and improvisation school. I take lessons with Norwegian jazz musicians, and I’m going to jazz summer camp at Berklee College of Music this summer.

    Who are some of your influences?

    The Norwegian saxophonists Tore Brunborg and Jan Garbarek, Lee Konitz, Dexter Gordon, Vince Guaraldi, Chet Baker

    Who do you/have you studied with?

    Odd André Elveland, Tore Brunborg, Hanna Paulsberg, Frøy Aagre

    What do you plan on doing with music in the future?

    I hope I can work with music for a living, play concerts, record albums, maybe teach… 🙂

    Any additional information you would like to add?

    At this point, I am working on finding my own sound, my own music and putting my life into my music, and compose. I think it’s difficult, but I don’t give up 🙂


     

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    June 9, 2014 • Up and Coming Musicians • Views: 1328

  • Drummer Tony Cooper | Teen Jazz Artist

    Setup/Gear/Manufacturer of Instruments:

    Ludwig, Sabian, Gibraltar, Gretsch, Fender, Rickenbacker, Takamine

    Why did you begin studying music?

    I started studying drums at age 9 just for the sake of having another hobby but music took over my life. Now, 9 years and 4 instruments later, I study music to help me develop as an artist and songwriter.

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    Located in Newfoundland, Canada

    • Drums
    • 9 years of playing

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    What are you doing with music right now?

    I am currently playing and recording songs with a band, as well as teaching drums, guitar, and writing at a music school in my hometown.

    Who are some of your influences?

    The Beatles (band and solo), Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Mumford and Sons, Eagles, Simon and Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, etc.

    Who do you/have you studied with?

    I am currently studying with my long-term mentor and friend and various other teachers at Frequency Music Studios in my hometown.

    What do you plan on doing with music in the future?

    I aspire to be a recording and performing artist with my band and to find success and peace of mind in the music industry.


     

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    May 24, 2014 • Up and Coming Musicians • Views: 989