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.
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Saxophonist Dezhawn Dumornay

Located in the Annandale, VA

  • Saxophonist
  • Years Playing: 5 years

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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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Shannon Kennedy is a vocalist and saxophonist living in Southern California. She is author of "The Album Checklist" and the founder of Teen Jazz. She has been contributing articles to music magaizines and websites since 2004.