Senior Sales Associate
Joined in
2018
Levels Taught

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate, All

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

George Mason Jazz Ensemble

Areas of Instruction

Saxophone, Jazz Improvisation

Expertise

Woodwinds, Saxophones, Woodwind Accessories, Clarinets, Marching Band Accessories, Books, Sheet Music & Media, Keyboards, Print Music

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Performance Experience

Kennedy Center, Jammin Java, Celtic House, Jazz Education Network, Chantilly Jazz Festival, Jazz 4 Justice, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Favorite Instruments

Alto saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet

Favorite Bands

Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Buddy Rich Big Band, The Airmen of Note, US Army Blues, Navy Commodores

Education

I am currently enrolled in George Mason University studiying Jazz Performance

Musical Interests

Jazz, The Blues, Jazz and Swing from the 30's & 40's era, Big Band swing, Bebop, Cool Jazz, Jazz Fusion / Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz

Specialties / Genres Taught

Jazz, Blues, Swing

Teaching Experience

Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Baritone Sax

Gabriel Rivera Martinez

Senior Sales Associate

About Me

I was born and raised in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico. My music life began in a special school for the arts next to Las Piedras. I started playing alto saxophone at age 10. As my passion for music kept growing, I explored all the saxophones in the saxophone family, all with their unique qualities and sounds. Before moving to Arlington, VA I chose tenor saxophone as my main instrument. Now I think it is the best saxophone ever!!! When I came to Arlington I started going to Wakefield High School. After graduation I got accepted to George Mason University, which I'm currently attending, and I play with the Mason Jazz Ensemble.

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