What do you do, why did you choose to go down that path, and what do you love about it?
I’m currently studying a Bachelor of Jazz at the Jazz Music Institute here in Brisbane, I’m also a Youth Ambassador for 4ZZZ radio. I decided to go down the path of music because I believe music is a great way to foster community and to connect with people you never would have met otherwise. I chose to follow Jazz in particular because it is highly creative and can be applied to almost all genres. Being part of the media side of Music at 4ZZZ is also a fantastic thing. You learn so much about broadcasting and music within the media and also have a fantastic time.The thing I love most about studying music is being surrounded by like minded and creative people. Late night jams are also awesome fun.
What are you currently working on project-wise?
Currently I’m trying to kick off a few musical projects including a Gypsy band and a Jazz duo. (P.S. if anyone plays some rowdy brass and wants in on some crazy gypsy music, contact me!). I’ve also started tutoring high school students which takes up a reasonable portion of my time.
What would you say led you to where you are today? Eg background, achievements, inspiration?
Call me superficial, but the largest aspect that has brought me to where I am today as fun, all the things I decide to follow are activities that give me a great deal of pleasure. I wasn’t always into music but when I began dabbling with it, it sucked me in. I’m yet to find an activity that gives me as much pleasure as music.
What do you get up to in your down time? Do you have any hobbies?
My downtime is pretty much more music although a touch of football (soccer), squash and a couple of computer games often make their way in as well. Busking is always good fun as well.
What’s it like being a young person in Brisbane? What suggestions would you make to improve the city?
Being young in Brisbane has its perks and flaws. When you’re under 18, it’s near impossible to see quality gigs. On the plus side there are a lot of youth organizations and activities around. Personally I think the public transport in Brisbane needs to be improved if we really want to allow youth to interact with what Brisbane has to offer.
What advice or inspiration would you share with other young people?
Follow your passion and always have a project or goal of some sort. Being stagnant can be no fun at all.
Is there anything else you’d like to add? Where can people get in touch with you?
Always love to talk to people so feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org