Why did you begin studying music?
I began playing the saxophone because music is fun. I grew a passion for music when i started listening to Jazz and the way soloist expressed themselves without using words.
What are you doing with music right now?
I currently arrange music for my Highschool pepe band and compose Jazz combo charts. I am working to improve my improvisational skills and preparing to apply to Berklee School of Music next year.
Saxophonist Dezhawn Dumornay
Located in the Annandale, VA
Who are some of your influences?
My main influences for jazz are Wayne Shorter, Eric MarienthalStan Getz, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Chick Corea, and Dave Weckl.
Who have you studied with?
I met Paquito D’Rivera at a latin Jazz program over the summer at Berklee.
What are some of your goals musically for the future?
As of now I plan to study jazz and play around the world. I would like to spread music to younger generations so that jazz is not forgotten.
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