Saxophonist John Graham Parker | Teen Jazz Artist

Setup/Gear/Manufacturer of Instruments:

I have a Yahama Alto Sax and an International Woodwind Curved Soprano Sax.

Why did you begin studying music?

I always loved the saxophone’s sound. In fifth grade when I was offered to take either band or choir, my mom wanted me to take choir because my brother did it. I begged and pleaded her to let me learn saxophone and take band, so eventually, she gave in.

Saxophonist John Graham Parker

Located in Daphne, Alabama, USA

  • Alto and soprano saxophone
  • 5 years of playing
  • Doubles on flute

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What are you doing with music now?

I am in my school’s marching, concert, secondary, and jazz band. I practice every day in class and at home.

Who are some of your influences?

My band director, Michelle Boyce, my section leader, Joseph Olmstead, and my best friend, Holly Woerner.

Who have you studied with?

I have taken band for five years now, and over these five years, I have had three directors. The first two were awful, and didn’t take the class seriously. Now, I have an amazing director, who has become an inspiration, and friend.

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

I plan on following my director’s footsteps, and doing marching band in college and becoming a director myself.

Would you like to add anything else?

Music is my life!


 

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Published on: September 7, 2012

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