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At Starbucks with Herbie Hancock. We’re both there for JEN 2015. I’m receiving the Lou Fischer Co-Founder Award, as the only high school jazz student in the country and he’s the keynote speaker.

Jamming with jazz guitarist Corey Christiansen at JEN 2015

This is the 3rd year in a row that I’ve been selected for an all state jazz band. This year I’ll be in the 2015 Utah All State Jazz Band, performing in St. George, UT on February 6.

Arriving at Jazz at Lincoln Center for Essentially Ellington. Workshops today — tomorrow the battle of the bands begins. Can you spot me?

“Well You Needn’t” by Thelonius Monk (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Jazz is the art of instant composition, which is what improvisation is. Check out my improv yesterday at Jazz Encounters. I had no idea what I had played until I saw this video. The sound quality is not so great, but you can tell I’m totally channeling music and the crowd goes wild at the end of my solo. That’s Russell Hall, playing stand up...

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