"Just listened to your solo from last night...beautiful stuff, man. You are playing it just as I envisioned it. Really nice lines and shape."
Miami University Steel Drum Band
"It's been a privilege working with you in the past and I know that I could learn much more."
Student, Ohio State University
Alto Saxophonist and Columbus Youth Jazz Workshop (CYJW) instructor Hal Melia played a great solo in his feature, "Blue Skies" from the Irving Berlin musical, Betsy. The CYJW is a part of JAG's Youth Jazz Program, which provides a big band experience for students in middle school and high school. Community education programs are an integral part of promoting JAG's mission to "advance the art of jazz through performance and education."
"You were stellar, and the crowd judging by e-mails, facebook and
assorted blogs loved it. Thanks for your amazing talents and efforts."
J. R. Cassidy
Director, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra