Musical Artist, Producer, Educator, Music Director, Composer
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A Los Angeles based pianist, music director, composer, arranger, Jaithan (Jaythan is the correct spelling of his name) Sparks has been on the music scene for many years. His love for music started when he was very young. Having a formal music instructor at the age of 7, Jaithan would practice his piano lessons from the time he would arrive home from school until it was time to eat dinner and get ready for bed.
Jaithan started to realize his love and passion for music when his name was entered into the 1978 and 79 "Who's Who in Music" text book for the Los Angeles, California version of the national publication. This entry parlayed into Jaithan receiving a music scholarship to California State University, Northridge. Jaithan was also accepted into the New England Conservatory of Music, in Hartford, CT.
Jaithan has a love for all music, namely jazz, classical, fusion, r&b, new age, gospel, and electronic. His style of playing varies from modern to contemporary. He has scored media music for: Honda, US Robotics, Outdoor Systems, Toshiba, and ITT.
Jaithan is an active member of the Musician's Union of Hollywood, CA (local 47). Also, BMI Songwriters Association, Songwriters Guild of America, Los Angeles Music Teacher's Association and American Federation of Musicians.
Jaithan continues to instruct and teach students of all ages. He enjoys playing music for a wide variety of audiences and genres.
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The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
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