Hello Everyone! I hope you’ve all had a fantastic weekend. I got to shoot another incoming student from my peer advising group on Friday – and look! I actually photographed someone with his instrument!
What’s your name?
Where are you from?
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
What’s your instrument?
When did you know you wanted to pursue music as your profession?
Well, I knew when I was going into High School, just being exposed to so much music – so much jazz. I realized more that I couldn’t see myself not doing this everyday. Freshman year I started going to an arts High School. So, you know, you get connections, and you see all these great things and people who are on the scene – and you want to be like that.
What’s your guilty pleasure song, artist, or album?
I don’t have a guilty pleasure. Why feel ashamed? I mean, everybody looks down on everybody. I could say, like, Beyoncé and there are people who hate Beyoncé.
Okay, well, what have you been listening to this week?
Earfood by Roy Hargrove Quintet
By the way, when I was packing up my equipment from the shoot, Lomar and I started talking about Gerald Clayton, the pianist from the Roy Hargrove Quintet. I’ve seen Gerald perform twice in D.C. so you can imagine my jealousy when Lomar told me he had attended a masterclass by Gerald Clayton during a jazz summer program.
Anyways, Lomar is extremely talented, and I’m so thankful that he let me highlight him for the Berklee-Blogs. Thanks, Lomar!