Quasi legend, trumpeter and VCU Jazz Artist in Residence John D’earth has accomplished many great things in his life that, in his own words, all happened by accident.
Continued from part 1, we hear from pianist Wells Hanley, local musician and the new jazz piano professor at VCU.
Pianist and renaissance man Wells Hanley has begun his first semester as jazz piano instructor at VCU. In the second edition of “Nine Lives,” we learn a little about the man and what — as well as who — has shaped him as a musician.
With a crazy schedule full of commuting from place to place, practicing, and preparing lessons whenever he could, Jason experienced the exhausting New York lifestyle. But once he found himself back in Richmond in 2006 making connections and forming new musical bonds, his creativity surfaced.
As a music teacher, stellar tenor saxophonist for his own group and Fight the Big Bull, and composer, Jason Scott’s thirty-four years contribute to his story and have paved the path — however bumpy — to where he is today.