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Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Darryl Yokley!

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For a young man - who just turned 32 - Darryl Yokley has LIVED!  And in different locations...born in California, moved to North Carolina, then Pittsburgh - off to Michigan, followed by Philadelphia and New York.  And is no stranger to teaching in New Jersey :)  Tired yet?!  LOL!

But here's the important scenario regarding all those places that Darryl lived: with each, came a lesson that was life-changing.  His first hometown was where he discovered the sax (he also plays flute and clarient!).  At 14, he met a Professor in North Carolina who rocked his world pertaining to music.  He eventually moved to Pittsburgh to study saxophone with that teacher - who inspired him to become on himself.  

With a bachelor's degree from Duquesne, Darryl got his graduate degree at Michigan State U - where the fire in his belly for Jazz grew.  That and classical studies in place, he found himself in Philly where he worked for legendary Motown acts.  And his repertoire expanded.  

New York City was the ultimate and he jumped for the opportunity to lve and play there.  Good move!  Darryl has worked and for amazing musicians and legends - including Quincy Jones.  He has arranged for big bands and has found his way in composition.  Two ensembles are active: Odd Men Out - with another classical artist - and Sound Reformation.  That group is featured on Darryl's debut CD, "The Void."  

Get to know a rapidly rising star in Jazz - with music to accompany his visit.  An amalgam of all that he has learned and played - sweet Jazz blessed with the kiss of Classical and new territory that your ears will appreciate.  All of that education that Darryl has amassed will certainly affect our musical palate - yes, school-by-association!  LOL!  The fun at one - our guest joins us in the second hour :)