Instruments: Saxophone, Clarinet, Beginner Flute
Students: Ages 8 and up
Styles: Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock, and most academic band music
Preferred pronouns: he/him or they/them
On my stereo:
Jacob Collier • Colin Stetson • Charles Mingus • John Zorn • KNOWER • Becca Stevens • Esperanza Spalding • Banda Magda • Hiatus Kaiyote • and anything I haven't heard yet!
Favorite Gig: Playing the music of Mingus and Paul Motian with Bill Frisell at IMPFest. We met the day before soundcheck to rehearse. He walked into the room, gave us all a handshake, said "great rehearsal," and promptly left.
Why I love West Side Music Academy: Teaching here helps me become a better musician and a better person. It also helps me pay forward all of the efforts my teachers put into raising me. My favorite moments are when a student asks me how something works.