Musical Artist, Producer, Clinician, Jazz Festival
Tell us a little about your background...
I moved from Maryland to attend the University of Wisconsin. I currently play in 5 bands between Duluth, Minneapolis and St.Paul. At one point the total was 7, but two of them I quit because of redundant rehearsals with no gigs on the horizon. They were demanding weekly practices at 5 hours a night, that was a total waste of time. Pursuing a degree in Jazz Performance; I am required to master the piano, vibes, marimba and the Moeller technique, in addition to drumset shed sessions as part of the curriculum. My intent is to become a music therapist, in addition to a session drummer. Currently I'm working on my undergraduate degree with the plan of obtaining a Doctorate of Music.
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
Family H.T. Williams Jr.
What Instrument do you play?
Piano, Bass, Drums, Percussion
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
Thanks for the invite, Tony.
I like your site's title: The Stick Specialist.
That's is great! I have yet to convert my wav. files of my music into mp3. files. When I do, I will send you notice--okay? Merry Christmas! Rhonda Apple
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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