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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…

Alex Heffron | 30 Under 30

https://youtu.be/nDSEKBqSUV4 A student at the University of Colorado Boulder, guitarist Alex Heffron was introduced to jazz at the School of Rock. Trained in jazz guitar, Alex's teachers showed him correlations between…

Paul Mullikin | KUVO 30 Under 30

https://youtu.be/kJi-mfh5LGQ Composer, educator, and multi-instrumentalist Paul Mullikin has been playing music since he was 10 years old. Growing up with professional musician parents, Paul took to music naturally and began playing drums…

Walter Gorra | 30 Under 30

https://youtu.be/eIy67Y4V8oM?list=PLd8ixkL70FrCi-irujXBSR5iI3VqSgqwA Pianist, composer, and arranger Walter Gorra was introduced to jazz through a summer camp at Jazz Aspen Snowmass. Delving into jazz pushed Walter to write his own music. "I think…

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