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"When people ask me where I'm from, I tell them: 'from all over the place." From D.C., to Nashville, to Pittsburgh, a childhood on the move would prove lend itself to comfortability with changes and improvisation. "My first concert was when I was about 4 years old, was Eric Clapton. The whole show floored me but I was most attracted to the drums." Many years and several moves later, her mom bought her a drumset, and within months she was playing in local bands around the Pittsburgh area. After high school, Jazz auditioned for Berklee College of Music and was accepted on a full-tuition scholarship. "I couldn't believe it! I accepted and hadn't even set foot in Boston, but I knew that's where I needed to be." In the four years that followed, Jazz spent studied and played music in Boston, as well as sister conservatories in Greece and Germany. After graduating, she continued to play music, but a few years later, the call of academia saw Jazz enrolling in an MBA program. “I don’t like living in a world where people think you’re only allowed to do or be one thing. I have many interests, including law and business, which led me to think bigger about what else I could do in music and entertainment. The people who seem to make the biggest impact on the world are those who can do a lot of things and wear a lot of hats.” Two degrees later, Jazz now calls Los Angeles home. “I’m a musician, producer, TBD. My only limits are the ones I place on myself.”
Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.
Sizes: 20", 22"
Sound character: Dark, trashy, papery, low. Wide range, complex and moody mix. Soft and buttery feel with a very wobbly and vibrant response. Fairly defined stick sound over a dark and cloudy wash. Perfectly suited for quieter musical settings such as blues, jazz and acoustic styles. Very user-friendly for percussive use and classical mallet application.