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Jazz The Ripper
Jordan Arnold: Drums and Percussion, 17, a Senior at AC Reynolds High School, a 3 time All State Percussionist, attended the Juilliard School Percussion Seminar, 2007.Joseph Hamilton: Tenor and Baritone Sax, 17, a Senior at AC Reynolds High School, a 3 time All District Saxophonist, also a member of the YMI Youth Jazz Band.Julian Samal: Alto, Tenor, and Soprano Sax,17, a Senior at the NC School of the Arts, an All State Saxophonist, attended the NC School of the Arts, 2007. Also a member of the YMI Youth Jazz Band.Will Newman: Keyboard and Effects, 13, Home schooled, also plays saxophoneand violin. Attended Stanford University Jazz Camp. Attended the UNCA Music Camp2007 and was named "The Most Outstanding Musician". Also a member of The YMI youth Jazz Band.James Hamilton: Bass and Guitar, 16, a Sophomore at AC Reynolds High School,also a member of The YMI Youth Jazz Band.Ted Marks: Bass guitar, 17, a Senior at AC Reynolds High School and an All District Clarinetist.
About the ArtistWe are a young band from Asheville, North Carolina, creating our own style of music. The oldest band member is 17.
JTR started out in the fall of 2006 as a jam band. We played together a few months and wrote a song or two. A few band members came and went, but we got serious when Will and James joined the band. We wrote some songs, learned some covers, and played a few gigs around Asheville, trying out our "style". As we wrote more of our own material, each one of us contributing to every song, we began to realize our potential, and that with our combined efforts, we could create a new and unique jazz/funk fusion sound.
Stage size preferably at least 16 feet across and 8 feet deep. We have our own sound system, or for larger venues, we can integrate with a house system. Lighting, as required.
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