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Growing Up...

In Omaha Nebraska, my dad always played the music of Miles Davis and Chet Baker, so I was exposed to jazz at a young age. I started studying the trumpet at 10 years old, and developed a passion for performing and writing music. In high school, my dedication for music grew stronger and I attended the Interlochen Arts Academy ('16-'18).

 

 

I am now a senior at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, and you can find me playing in the Miami area. I have had the honor of playing with many distinguished artists including Jennifer Hudson, Dafnis Prieto, Maria Schneider, Brian Lynch, John Daversa, Dave Liebman, and Terri Lyne Carrington. In 2020, I was named a semifinalist of the National Trumpet Competition (jazz division). In 2022, my composition, "Her Colors", was selected for the JEN Young Composer Showcase at the JEN conference in Dallas, TX. Also in 2022, my arrangement of "Over And Sons" by Matthew Stevens was performed by the Frost Concert Jazz Band accompanied by Terri Lyne Carrington (video here). My music is inspired by artists such as Camila Meza, Braxton Cook, Brian Blade, and Gretchen Parlato. I aim to create music that is enjoyable by all types of listeners regardless of "genre".

Still Growing Up...