Discover: 30 Under 30

Celebrating Camilla Vaitaitis—Women's History Month

Celebrating Camilla Vaitaitis, an award winning pianist, vocalist, arranger and composer based in Denver, Colorado. She graduated from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver in 2016…

Van Morrison: "Versatile" | January CD of the Month

It’s nearly impossible to mention the name Van Morrison without the song "Moon Dance" popping up in the conversation shortly thereafter. Rightfully so, because that song placed the Irish, blue-eyed…

Katie Thiroux | Bonus 30 Under 30

https://youtu.be/_09b6xPKb6s Katie Thiroux, an award-winning bassist and vocalist hailing from Los Angeles, began playing acoustic bass at 8 years old and was landing principal roles in the LA Opera and Opera Pacifica by…

Katelyn TenEyck | 30 Under 30

https://youtu.be/SFJHd1hwhsA Katelyn TenEyck began playing piano, violin, and trumpet as a fifth grader. During middle school, her sixth grade orchestra was without a bass player so she taught herself how…

Eunha So | 30 Under 30

https://youtu.be/zeiHzQ3z6zU Eunha So was introduced to piano at six years of age and delved into classical music. "My mom wanted me to practice five hours a day when I was…

Jared Atol | 30 Under 30

https://youtu.be/AKYSiQDKiN8 Musician, composer, producer, and record label owner Jared Atol began playing saxophone and jazz in middle school. "My band director literally told me 'play whatever you want' one day," Jared…

Aleks Girshevich | 30 Under 30

https://youtu.be/fzdLD7OhQfs Aleks Girshevich - originally from Tashkent, Uzbekistan - began drumming at around four years old. His father, pianist Vlad Girshevich, wanted Aleks to pick up a melodic instrument. Aleks didn't…

Nate Lawrence | 30 Under 30

https://youtu.be/I0FlhXZRv60 Pianist, songwriter, and singer Nate Lawrence was introduced to jazz through a back door when his parents shared the music of Carlos Santana and the Allman Brothers with him. "All that…

Mike Facey | 30 Under 30

https://youtu.be/dwe2gAfTOiE Bassist, guitarist, and educator Mike Facey was introduced to jazz by his parents' vinyl records, including Kinda Blue and Blue Train. Mike began playing guitar around six years old…

Neil Hemphill | 30 Under 30

https://youtu.be/2FSk8_cL0D0 Growing up with a jazz guitarist father and music loving mother, drummer Neil Hemphill learned to appreciate music at a young age. Neil received his first drum set at…

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