I am from the area originally, I went through the U-46 band program and the Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Larkin HIgh School. I took saxophone lessons and played in the youth jazz band at ECC. I received a BA in Jazz Studies with a concentration in saxophone from DePaul University in Chicago. Aside from saxophone, I also play drum set, bass guitar, flute, piano, guitar, and clarinet.... [more]
I tested out of 5 of 6 ear training courses required for my major. I have transcribed many jazz solos from recordings and often play music by ear.
I have a BA in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in Chicago. In addition to my primary instrument, saxophone, I play piano, drums, guitar, bass guitar, flute, and clarinet.