Jack Broza is an amazing guitarist, teacher, songwriter, producer… you name it, from New York. He recently caught our attention and we decided to have him as a featured artist. What I learned is Jack is a multifaceted talent! Trained as a jazz and classical guitarist, Jack studied composition at Yale University and Afro-Cuban music while living in Havana. That’s just one angle.
Jack is a third-generation musician. He’s also an award-winning film score composer and has written a two-hour dance-theater piece entitled Opera x Metamorphoses as well. We got hooked on him due to his new EP called “Not That Deep.” Jack submitted his music and it was an instant YES! Jack says he is primarily focused on songwriting mixing challenging music with accessible lyrics.
On Indie Music LIVE! we checked out the song “Lifeline” which Jack made with an “improvisational” framework. He wrote and recorded tons of guitar tracks then went back and morphed them into basically one big sample. Even he says that he can’t remember how all of it is put together. Whatever it is, it’s cool! It features Griffin Brown on vocals and Jack says it’s pretty murky and sad but also intriguing and explosive. Also, the lyric video kicks ass.
Beyond the spheres of composition and performance, Jack advocates for broader education around underrepresented kinds of music. As a leader of the Yale Jazz Collective, Jack organized free public concerts, masterclasses, and festivals. He also teaches music at Ocean Hill Collegiate school in Brooklyn and in private lessons. If you ever have the chance to check Jack out I say DO THAT!
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