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Jarritt Sheel

Jarritt Sheel

Orlando, FL

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Services: Improvisation (Music), Trumpet

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Hello my name is Jarritt. I am a trumpet player that lives in Orlando, FL. I am primarily a jazz musician but I am interested/perform many different kinds of music, art and culture. I have been blessed enough to make music with some great and musicians and travel to different parts of the country and the world while doing it. For the past two year I have been performing and teaching in the greater Orlando area. This space is here to invite friends in the real world, acquaintances, and the people I have met on my travels to shoot me a message I would love to hear from you. Born in the nations capital Washington DC, I grew up in a household surrounded by music, art, and affection. I began playing the trumpet at the age of 15 but did not become serious about the trumpet until my discovery of jazz at 18. My passion for jazz led me to pursue music at the Florida A&M University (FAMU) where I attained my B.S. degree in Music, and was a member of the world renowned FAMU Marching ‘100.’ After touring briefly in 2005, 2006 I would seek out my Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from Northern Illinois University. During my time at Northern Illinois University I had the great opportunity to tour/perform/study with such greats as Art Davis, Peter Erskine, Jiggs Wigham, Jimmy Heath, John Clayton, Antonio Hart, Terrell Stafford, Clark Terry, and Roy Hargrove. In my free time I traveled into the city (Chicago) to perform with various Deejays, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Funk, and Salsa bands. I was a member of the Hip-Hop soul band H2O Soul. I also became involved in the professional musician scene and performed at historic venues such as the Green Mill, The Jazz Showcase, and the Velvet Lounge. I am currently freelancing in Orlando and focusing on my own projects/ensembles. I am an active educator and I teach private lessons, ensembles, and workshops. I am on the assistant band director at Ocoee High School, where I co-direct the jazz band. Jarritt is currently finishing the recording of his fir

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  • Derrick H. March 17, 2011

    "Jarrit Sheel exceeds all boundaries as a fellow musician and a professor. With empathy and compassion, Jarrit demonstrated that music is not just something to do but its a way of life, a way to cope through good times and bad. He teaches that competence is only the beginning and it should be embellished into playing and teaching. "Fine tuning " as we musicians would say...i would highly recommend Jarrit Sheel."

  • Dr.Ken R. March 12, 2011

    "Jarritt is the complete instructor who is an excellent musician who plays out all the time and can speak intelligently on the full spectrum of music education. He is also a wonderful role model for younger musicians. I recommend him without reservation and being an exemplary musician and person as well as a superlative performer. Dr. Ken Rabac"