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Genres You Will Love
Jazz: World Fusion Moods: Type: Acoustic Classical: Tone Poem Moods: Solo Instrumental Classical: Contemporary

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United States - United States United States - Vermont

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David Kraus

I've been exploring the mysteries of music since the age of eight, yet the sense of enchantment I felt in its magic was instilled well before I picked up my first instrument. Even as my innocent attempts to create something close to a pleasing sound showed me I had much to learn, it was still music to my ears, and a universe of infinite time and space opened inside of me. My initiation came through the study of percussion and trumpet, while performing in my school orchestra. But it was the discovery of a Guild archtop jazz guitar in the basement of my family's Philadelphia home that would change my life forever. The guitar in all its forms has been my musical companion ever since. As an avid student of all things musical, I've merged my background in jazz and classical music with a fascination for the sounds of non-Western cultures. I compose and arrange for jazz ensembles, my world fusion ensemble, the classical and jazz guitar, and film. I always strive to create what feels right and honest to me, having learned through experience that it is counterproductive to work toward everyone liking you. You have to present who you are with grace, sincerity, and open feeling. Because at the end when the music is shared, it will be the immediacy of this feeling that the listener will experience.