Jack Waugh, Guitarist | Autumn '17 Ensemble & Recital Series | School of Jazz
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
School of Jazz Performance Space, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
"My goal is to speak to others through my music — one person in a small room, thousands in a packed stadium, or anything in between.” Bandleader, session musician, composer, sideman, student, performer — no matter which musical role he takes on, 22-year-old guitarist Jack Waugh always carries this personal mission statement with him. From playing at venues such as DROM, Le chat Noir, Twins Jazz Club, 930 Club, Pianos, and Rockwood Music Hall, to touring the East Coast (with the Bianca Muniz Band), Waugh is set on continuing to achieve this goal. He will graduate with a BFA degree from The New School's School of Jazz in December 2017.
Through his compositions and improvisation, Waugh strives to balance exploration of uncharted sonic territory with honest, uncompromised emotion. He believes that studying an array of genres is key to achieving this. Jazz, Rock, Funk, Classical, Bluegrass, Blues, and Pop can all be heard in his individual and ever-changing auditory landscape. For Waugh, his guitar is the bridge that connects and transports emotion to the audience; “I play because, through music, we are able to transcend societal barriers and take listeners, as well as our ourselves, to a place of unity and infinite consciousness.”
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