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I am a saxophonist and composer. I have lived and played in Miami, Boston, NYC, Seattle and Los Angeles, currently slumming in Dayton ;-) I went to Berklee College of Music in Boston (1990-1994: Performance/Jazz Composition) and Miami-Dade Community College in Miami (1987-1990: Performance Sound Engineering). I have studied with saxophone masters including George Garzone, Billy Pierce, Andy McGee, John Stubblefield, Whit Sidener, Ed Maina, Andy Middleton, Steve Kenyon. I spent a number of years in NYC Jazz scene and touring some, tho financial meltdown shooed me out of the big apple and into more stable means of living. While I still play my favorite Coltrane licks from time to time, I mostly write orchestral music for Advertising and Stage Theater and a little TV, trying to move up to feature films
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."
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