Musical Artist, Producer, Vocalist, Educator, Arranger, Composer, Recording Engineer, Recording Studio, Jazz Historian
Tell us a little about your background...
Professional Musician and Educator who still plays professionally around the New York City area. I compose and record a new style of instrumental Jazz/Funk that the world is still not ready for. I perform on trumpet, drums, recorder, keyboards and voice. I have a Masters Degree in Jazz Composition and Performance from Queens College. I currently teach High School music in the South Bronx. I'm newly single and looking for extra work in the music field (Club Dates, concerts, jam sessions, movie soundtracks, jingles or themes, sound reinforcement engineer, private lessons) ANYTHING to make extra money AND be creative in the NEW YORK CITY area!
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
from my friend Wayne Cobham
What Instrument do you play?
Vocalist, Piano, Drums, Percussion, Trumpet
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
Hey Kim...thanx 4 stoppin thru...yeah, we were friends....but i got disconnected from the site 4 a while....great to hear from you and to know that all is well. I'm working on a few original projects...i'll keep you posted!
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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