Greetings! I hope you all enjoyed the long Labor Day weekend. I have been hard at work these past couple weeks trying to improve my web presence. That being said, I’m now on Instagram and Twitter! I also started a monthly newsletter in addition to my blog. The September issue is out. See you on the web!
I am excited to offer some free lesson resources through the Noteflight Learn Lesson Resources Database! Here are the lessons I have made available so far:
As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. This school year has been nothing short of remarkable. Some highlights include leading a recital, starting my job as a Core Music Tutor, and continuing to do great work with Women in Jazz Collective. I am really thankful for the people I collaborated with, the mentors who have guided me, and the experiences I had that helped me grow as a musician and person this year. Wishing everyone a joyful summer!
I had an incredible time at my recital last week! The program consisted on two original compositions and four arrangements (my own versions of songs written by someone else). You can listen to the recital on my SoundCloud playlist and check out some photos.
Charlie Parker is one of my favorite saxophonists to transcribe. To me, he balances the use of technical prowess and lyrical melodic conception to the highest degree. His solo on K.C. Blues captivated me because of its incredible soulfulness and flurries of technical mastery. Here is my transcription of his solo.
For more transcriptions, visit my Transcriptions Page.
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy New Year!
Sharing this video from the Tribute to Women in Jazz concert last October. Enjoy!