This spring Jake has had the opportunity to join a fun new jazz group here in town. It's a small group with great instructors, and he has been really enjoying it! Their group had the chance to perform with the Spenard Jazz Festival this past weekend, and to do a master class/get some instruction with one of the headliners from the festival this year - Lenny Pickett, a sax player and the director of the Saturday Night Live band. It was a fun experience/a good one for the "memory book" for Jake.
The performance went great, and he even had the chance to do a couple of solos in it - it's so fun to see how much he is learning and growing with his music! Bonus? Not only did he SOUND awesome, he looked super snazzy doing it!