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The Root of the Thing

Album Coming Soon — Summer 2021

This fall, I started writing the music for my debut album, The Root of the Thing. The album is going to feature seven original compositions for jazz combo and my take on a classic jazz standard.  Each song on this album is about an important person in my life. I believe that the themes I'm writing about are universal and I hope that listeners can find something in each song that resonates with them. To write this album, I had to pull from a ton of different influences including jazz, jam band, funk, gospel, and classical music. This unique blend of genres gives the album a distinct sound that I can't wait to share with all of you!

The Root of the Thing will be a collaboration between my talented friends at Vanderbilt University and seasoned musicians from the Nashville music industry. The goal is to record the project in a professional Nashville recording studio, with both students and pro players at the session. Ultimately, I hope this album can create lasting relationships between Vanderbilt and Nashville's music scene.

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