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Live Music: Jarritt Sheel (Jazz)

Jarritt Sheel was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He grew up in a household that valued and supported music and arts experiences of all sorts. He began a life long journey into the arts at age 15 when he enrolled in a beginning band class at his local high school, Dillard High School. Upon learning of the rich musical heritage of the community, school and involvement of such important jazz musicians like, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, he was sold on learning more about performing. His band director Leroy J. Gibbs III placed the trumpet in his hand and from that day forward he has never ever sat it down. In high school as well as college, Jarritt participated in a plethora of musical experiences ranging from marching band, brass quintets, reggae bands, gospel horn sections, jazz big bands all the way to small jazz ensembles. He attended Florida A&M University for his B.S. in Music and later Northern Illinois University (NIU) where he received his M.M. in Jazz Studies. During his time at NIU he would be fortunate to study with a Chicago titan of the jazz trumpet, Art Davis. “Art helped open up my eyes to the many musical possibilities out there, as well as the strengths I all ready possessed.” Jarritt is currently an Ed.M. student in the Music & Music Education program and has recently been accepted into the doctoral program in Music Education starting Fall 2014. His music is a mixture of all that is rich in soul and full of groove. His group “Art as Experience” is a confluence of jazz, blues, folk, Latin and hip-hop.

Come hear live music in the Everett Cafe -- everything from bluegrass and folk, to jazz, through to classical and/or international. We sponsor 1-hour musical performances each week by student musicians from the Teachers College community, and we hope you will join us!

If you are interested in participating in the Everett Cafe music program, please contact us via online support with details.

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  • Jennifer Govan
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