Guitarist Zeke Brake | Teen Jazz Artist

[twocol_one] When did you first begin seriously studying your instrument? I’ve always been inspired to makes any sort of music and I got a guitar for Christmas a while ago and I’ve always liked of performing for people. Setup & Music Gear Gibson Les Paul Epiphone Les Paul [/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last] Guitarist Zeke Brake Located in …

A review of Al Di Meola’s Elysium

With more than four decades in music, three gold albums, and more than six million record sales worldwide, Al Di Meola is ready for his next success with Elysium. The album consists of 14 original tracks with Di Meola accompanied by guests such a Philippe Saisse and Mario Parmisano on keyboards, Rhani Krija on percussion, …

Blake Aaron Soul Stories Review

Guitarist Blake Aaron celebrated the release of his latest project Soul Stories yesterday, May 5, 2015. The album was released by Innervision Records and has already entered the Billboard Top 10 with “Encantadora”, a salsa-influenced track featuring Najee on flute. The album weaves through the contemporary jazz, R&B, Latin and funk genres with a collection …

Guitarist Adam Fallen | Teen Jazz Artist

[twocol_one] When did you first begin seriously studying your instrument? I was about 15 years old. Who are your greatest influences? Who did you study with? George Benson, Django Reinhardt, J-Dilla, Jimi Hendrix, Flying Lotus, Herbie Hancock… Some of my main mentors and teachers would be: Lee Barbour, Tyler Ross, Quentin Baxter, Stephane Wrembel, and …

Guitarist Carlos Vargas | Teen Jazz Artist

[twocol_one] Why did you begin studying music? Music was in my family, Mom and Dad were musicians, so I was pushed into it by my parents. (This was in my homeland, Honduras) I didn’t know at the time, music was going to be one of the main forces in my life. What are you doing …

Guitarist Zakk Jones | Teen Jazz Artist

[twocol_one] Why did you begin studying music? I always gravitated towards music, picking out melodies on my grandparents piano. I knew from an early age that I wanted to pursue music professionally for the rest of my life. Who are some of your influences? I am open to all styles of music: Moacir Santos, Olivier …

Lawson Rollins Traveler Review

Guitarist Lawson Rollins released Traveler, his fifth album as a solo artist on February 17, 2015 by way of Inifinita Records. Accompanied by Mads Tolling, Charlie Bisharat, Randy Tico, Dave Bryant, Cameron Stone, Scotty Morris, Joshua Levy, and Karl Hunter, the composer delights listeners with twelve original tracks. One almost feels as though they need …

Groove LTD feat. U-Nam and Shannon Kennedy

I try not to use this space [Teen Jazz] for shameless self-promotion. I have my own website to do that, but every once in a while I have a project that I am a part of that I am just to excited about not to share. Over the past few months, guitarist U-Nam and I …

Jonathan Butler Living My Dream Review

Two-time Grammy nominee Jonathan Butler is celebrating the opportunity he has to live his dream with his latest release. On June 24, 2014, the guitarist and singer-songwriter released “Living My Dream” through Artistry Music. The album opens with “African Breeze,” an uptempo re-imagining of the tune originally written for the film The Jewel of the …

Guitarist Brandon Coleman | Teen Jazz Artist

[twocol_one] 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 …