Berklee BeanTown Jazz FestivalAlex Wintz and Jordan Seigel
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Jazz Revelation Records (JRR) presents two artists from its latest release, Dedication. JRR is student-run, artist-driven record label created to present the top jazz composers and performers at Berklee College of Music. Gathered from all over the globe, JRR artists speak the language of jazz in a new way. Their youth, passion, and commitment are the launching pad for a new direction in an established tradition.
Born in California and raised in the New York/New Jersey area, Alex Wintz began learning guitar at the age of four. He has had the opportunity to be mentored by such great teacher/musicians as Vic Juris, Mick Goodrick, Don Braden, Ron Jackson, Hal Crook, and Dave Santoro. He currently attends Berklee on a full scholarship. Awards of note include 2006 NFAA ARTS Award for Jazz, 2006 Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship, 2007 Berklee Guitar Achievement Award, and Most Outstanding Jazz Soloist category in the Down Beat Student Music Awards. He has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Most recently, Wintz was a semifinalist in the Montreux International Guitar Competition in Switzerland. His trio currently performs regularly in the Boston area.
From Westlake Village, California, Jordan Seigel started playing piano when he was five years old. Now at the age of 20, Seigel has performed at various prestigious venues such as Lincoln Center, the Berklee Performance Center, the Jazz Bakery, and the Playboy Jazz Festival. At Berklee, he has received several honors, including the Alex Ulanowski Award and the Jazz Performance Award. Seigel has been fortunate enough to study with Aaron Goldberg, Hal Crook, Russ Ferrante, Joanne Brackeen, and Danilo Perez.
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