My name is Asa Tabor, I am 22 years old, from Ventura, CA and I
attended the Sacramento Summer Youth Traditional Jazz Camp back in
school, thanks to the Channel Cities Jazz Club.
The Channel Cities Jazz Club gave me a wonderful opportunity to
my knowledge of jazz and music as a whole. As a young musician,
limited knowledge on how to play my trumpet effectively in jazz.
Thankfully my time at the Sacramento Summer Youth Traditional
helped me improve on my skills and more. It was a wonderful week
thank CCJC for giving me that opportunity.
Over the years after the camp I continued on with jazz
and music as a whole. My band director in high school, Paul
Hunt, was a
great teacher and mentor that encouraged
myself and the other students to perform to the best of our
abilities. It was a fun and educational experience being in
throughout middle and high school, and I saw myself getting
better as time went by.
After I graduated from Ventura High School in 2013, I
started my college career at Abilene Christian University. ACU
enough to offer me a scholarship to play in their marching band
concert band my freshman year at school. I had a great
involved in a college level music program and I sharpened my
even more with my trumpet throughout out that academic year.
After I graduated from Santa Barbara City College with an
Associate’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis
Management, I decided to go back to university and earn the
Degree that I started at Abilene Christian University.
I am currently attending Oklahoma Christian University,
on track to graduate in the Spring of 2018 with an undergraduate
in business management. While I do not currently play my trumpet
the school, I do my best to pick it up and play occasionally so
not lose what I worked so hard for in the past. To this day I
listen to jazz regularly and I still have the interest and
keep being involved in music in some sort of way in the future.
I would like the thank CCJC for giving me the opportunity
years ago to attend the jazz camp. It has been a memory that I
forgotten and think about regularly.