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Join the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Jackson County for Jammin’ in Jackson, this Friday, 5-7pm at Horace Blackman Park, the new park on Michigan Ave. Downtown, Jackson, across from Jackson Symphony Orchestra!

Trent Harris, a Jackson Michigan native, teaches jazz improvisation and saxophone. He began his musical studies at the age of 4 studying classical piano with Soon-Ja Cho. Later, at 12 years old, he discovered a love for the saxophone and jazz in the Jackson Public Schools, studying under band directors Ray Burnett, Steven Brattain, and Brent Cryderman.

After high school, Trent studied classical saxophone with Elizabeth Bousfield at Albion College, Demetrius Spanaeus at the New England Conservatory, and David Fivecoate at Depaul University. He also studied jazz theory and improvisation with James Miley at Albion College, and with David Bloom at Chicago’s Bloom School of Jazz.

Notable jazz groups Trent has performed with include stints with the 1992 Blue Lake International Jazz Band, the Albion College Jazz Ensemble from 1994-1999, Boston’s Feed the Meter from 1999-2000, and Chicago’s Jazz Conspiracy from 2004-2008. Trent currently freelances on saxophone with various jazz, soul, and R&B bands in Michigan. Click Here to find out more!

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