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Jazz Improv

Jazz Improv

I have been playing instruments since the age of 8 and have been listening to jazz music since I was a wee lad. From Dizzy Gillespie to the Grateful Dead, my dad raised me on music that would shape the way I heard the world.

I chose the alto saxophone as my primary instrument in 4th grade because it was "the shiny one" and I wanted that. It turned out to be the best impulsive decision of my life as I have gone on to perform with concert and jazz ensembles to this day. Much like improv theater, there is a freeing and fun feeling of creating something new based simply on a few chords and how they progress.

Below are some performances with my group at UVA. Apologies in advance for the sound quality on some. 

 

Perdido

Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington

Road Song

Wes Montgomery

Footprints

Wayne Shorter