It just occurred to me that much of the people who read my blog don’t know me as well as they know other bloggers in the jazz niche. I feel that having a tight-knit community is important in small groups such as the one I’m a part of, so I’m going to tell you a little about myself and why I’m doing this.
My name is Robert, although my closest friends call me Ross. I’m a 23 year old student at the University of North Texas studying electrical engineering. I got into jazz just about the time I started my time here at the university, four years ago. Before that time, I had listened to a few jazz songs and liked them, but when I was thrown into the jazz scene here in Denton, my love for the genre grew.
The next thing I know, I’m taking classes such as “Introduction to jazz records,” and “Music health” just because my love for music had grown for so much. The music found on my iPod went to being mostly jazz tunes (and now it’s almost completely jazz). My guitar playing style went from rock to jazz and I recently began learning to play trumpet and I haven’t really played the guitar much lately at all. Soon after, I began this blog in an attempt to spread my love of jazz to everyone.
I’m always watching, always listening, always reading and always talking about jazz. You might say that I have become obsessed with it. I enjoy every aspect of it, from the theoretical aspect of it through the final result: the album. If you ever want to talk jazz, you can find me on AIM (minorsecond), or even call my google number posted on my bio page.
I hope you enjoy reading what I have to say, and you should let me know via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you ever have any suggestions on topics or if you would like to write a guest post. Be sure to subscribe via RSS!