JEFF SAXON

Press Release

JULY 6, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

NEW UKE CLASSES, NEW UKE ALBUM AND A NEW START FOR WASHINGTON NEWCOMER

RELOCATING TO FOX ISLAND FROM NEW JERSEY IN MID-FEBRUARY, SINGER-SONGWRITER

AND MUSIC EDUCATOR, JEFF SAXON, HIT THE GROUND RUNNING, SETTING UP UKULELE AND

SONGWRITING CLASSES AT 3 WASHINGTON STATE COLLEGES WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY FINISHING

UP HIS 5th STUDIO ALBUM, "THE UKULELE PROJECT" (JUST RELEASED)

 

"I'M THRILLED AND ENERGIZED BY THESE TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES", SAID SAXON,

A VETERAN MUSIC EDUCATOR WHO HAS TAUGHT SONGWRITING AND

MUSIC BUSINESS CLASSES IN CALIFORNIA AT PASADENA CITY COLLEGE, SANTA MONICA

COLLEGE, UCLA EXTENSION, AND HARRISON SCHOOL OF MUSIC DURING HIS 15 YEARS LIVING

IN LOS ANGELES.  SAXON, AN ACCOMPLISHED SINGER/SONGWRITER/GUITARIST, HAS WON

3 BEST MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS AT FILM FESTIVALS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. 

 

SAXON, AN AWARD-WINNING SONGWRITER AND MUSICIAN, STARTED TEACHING UKULELE

FOR EVERYONE AT THE GIG HARBOR CAMPUS OF TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

IN LATE APRIL AND THAT ALONG WITH TWO OTHER UKE CLASSES, "POP GOES THE UKULELE",

AND "HOLIDAY UKE SONGS", WILL BE OFFERED ON AN ONGOING BASIS AT THE COLLEGE.

 

SAXON IS ALSO INSTRUCTING "YES, YOU CAN PLAY THE UKULELE" (AN ENTRY-LEVEL UKE CLASS)

AND "POP GOES THE UKULELE" CLASSES AT PIERCE COLLEGE (PUYALLUP CAMPUS) AND SOUTH PUGET SOUND

COMMUNITY COLLEGE (OLYMPIA & LACEY CAMPUSES).  YES, YOU CAN WRITE A SONG!" WILL BE RUNNING AT PIERCE

COLLEGE IN JULY AND  INTRO TO ACOUSTIC GUITAR CLASS WILL BEGIN AT SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN

LATE SEPTEMBER.

 

SAXON HAS PENNED OVER 500 SONGS IN ALL STYLES; TWO OF WHICH WERE NAMED FINALISTS

IN THE 2017 UK SONGWRITING CONTEST (BOTH OF WHICH ARE INCLUDED ON "THE UKULELE PROJECT").

 

SAXON'S CD'S HAVE GOTTEN CRITICAL PRAISE FROM INTERNATIONAL

MUSIC PRESS, PARTICULARLY HIS 2013 RELEASE, BLUJANOVA, A MELDING OF BLUES,

JAZZ, AND BOSSA NOVA STYLES, THAT ENGLAND'S BLUES MATTERS DESCRIBED AS

"VERY CLEVER...SOMETHING WITH A REAL TWIST...VERY ABSORBING AND

EXPERIMENTAL."

 

"THE UKULELE PROJECT" IS SIMILARLY ECLECTIC, SAYS SAXON: "IT'S A

UKULELE-DRIVEN COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL SONGS IN VARIOUS GENRES, INCLUDING JAZZ.

POP, R&B, REGGAE, AND CONTEMPORARY FOLK...THEREFORE LOTS OF WAYS TO PROMOTE IT,

INCLUDING COLLEGE AND PUBLIC RADIO STATIONS AND PERFORMING AT COFFEEHOUSES AND

SMALL VENUES AND THEN, IF THE RESPONSE IS THERE, I' MAY BROADEN THE SCOPE OF MY

EFFORTS, PERHAPS FIELDING SOME PLAYERS FOR A TRIO OR BAND."

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON UKULELE, ACOUSTIC GUITAR OR SONGWRITING CLASSES, VISIT TCCCE.COM

(TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE) , SPSCC.EDU/CCE (SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY

COLLEGE) OR PIERCE.CTC.EDU (PIERCE COLLEGE). 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT JEFF SAXON AND TO HEAR SNIPPETS FROM "THE UKULELE PROJECT', VISIT JEFFSAXONMUSIC.COM