Trumpeter Yale Friend | Teen Jazz Artist

[twocol_one] When did you first begin seriously studying your instrument? Music has always been in my blood. My grandfather was a jazz saxophonist and my older cousin is a professional guitarist who studied music at NYU. I wanted to play music since I can remember. I started guitar lessons in 3rd grade, then trumpet lessons …

Saxophonist & Flutist Shannon Watson | Teen Jazz Artist

[twocol_one] When did you first begin seriously studying your instrument? Back in 5th grade when everyone was signing up for either orchestra, band or general music, I knew I just wanted to do something because general music was just awful! So deciding to do flute was because my mother’s favorite movie had this solo piece …

Most Popular Music Advice Articles | 6 Month Update

Today I’d like to share the most popular music advice articles and music business tips on Teen Jazz the past six months. We work hard to bring you the most relevant music advice and reviews and here are the ten articles that you liked best so far. 10 Popular Music Business Books // We try …

Saxophonist Mark Antaky | Teen Jazz Artist

[twocol_one] When did you first begin seriously studying your instrument? My mom told me to pick an instrument in the 5th grade, now I never look back and I love it! What are you doing with music right now? Currently a Sophomore in high school, I am in my HS wind ensemble 2nd chair alto …

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 …

Saxophonist Dezhawn Dumornay | Teen Jazz Artist

[twocol_one] 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 …

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 …

Saxophonist Adrian Crutchfield

Hey all, I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to a fellow up and coming saxophonist, Mr. Adrian Crutchfield. I had the pleasure of meeting Adrian at NAMM a couple years back. He was hanging out at the Antigua Saxophones booth and introduced himself when I stopped by. I later got to know …

Saxophonist Greg Chambers Interview

Name: G​reg Chambers Location: S​an Francisco, CA Profession: S​axophonist and Music Teacher Years Playing: 2​0 School/Major/Degree: U​CLA, Master of Music in Saxophone When did you first begin seriously studying your instrument? I began really listening to jazz, practicing regularly, and taking lessons when I was 14 years old. In middle school, I rotated between first …