JEFF SAXON

Press Release

MAY 25, 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 AREA COLLEGES WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY FINISHING UP

HIS 5th STUDIO ALBUM, "THE UKULELE PROJECT", SLATED FOR RELEASE IN LATE JUNE.

 

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 CLASS AND A SEQUEL TO IT ARE BEING OFFERED FOR T.C.C.'S

SUMMER QUARTER AND ON AN ONGOING BASIS.

THEN, IN JUNE AND JULY, SAXON WILL INSTRUCT SIMILAR ENTRY-LEVEL UKE CLASSES AT

PIERCE COLLEGE (PUYALLUP CAMPUS) AND SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

(OLYMPIA CAMPUS). THESE 5 OR 6 WEEK CLASSES, OFFERED BY THE CONTINUING EDUCATION

DEPARTMENTS AT THESE RESPECTIVE COLLEGES,  WILL COVER THE ESSENTIALS OF PLAYING

THE UKULELE, WITH THE AIM OF GETTING STUDENTS STRUMMING AND PLAYING

SONGS AND HAVING FUN AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

 

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

IN THE 2017 UK SONGWRITING CONTEST (BOTH WILL BE INCLUDED ON "THE UKULELE PROJECT").

 

SAXON WILL ALSO BE TEACHING A SONGWRITING CLASS, COVERING BOTH THE LYRICAL

AND MUSICAL COMPONENTS OF HIT SONGS.  THE SONGWRITING CLASSES WILL RUN AT  

TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND PIERCE COLLEGE STARTING IN MID JUNE.  "I'M THRILLED

AND ENERGIZED BY THESE IMMEDIATE OPPORTUNITIES AND I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO

THEM", 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'S 4 PREVIOUS 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 FORTHCOMING UKE ALBUM WILL BE SIMILARLY ECLECTIC SAYS SAXON: "IT'S A

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

POP, R&B, REGGAE, AND BOSSA NOVA...SO I'LL HAVE 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'LL BROADEN THE SCOPE OF MY

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

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON UKULELE 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  

 

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