Each member of the JECC is very special. We thank each musician that has passed through and is currently with us here.
The ensemble is always evolving, thus our musicians come and go.
Here are our currently attending musicians. Want to join us and/or get information, contact us today!
Sam Cruz - Drums Octavian Draghici - Drums
Gabriel Johnson - Trumpet Patrick Johnson - Bass / Drums
Hali Laso - Vocals Noah Levine - Piano
Joselle Lorquet - Violin Andre Perlman - Trombone
Yorel Romans - Saxophone Tristan Santiso - Trumpet
Diego Tanaka - Saxophone Aaron Thaler - Saxophone
Keanu Yarima* - Saxophone (Ensemble leader)
Name: Keanu Yarima
Instrument(s): Saxophone, Ewi, Piano, Bass, and Bassoon; plus I like to experiment with the Clarinet.
Hobbies: I love making music, paying video games, and creative story writing.
Goals: To write as many albums in as many different styles as I can play and to eventually compose film scores for video games and movies. I would also like to write my own animated series and compose the soundtrack to it.
Scholarship winner of the WDNA Litchfield Jazz Camp competition
Plays in multiple bands throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties
Musical Director of the JECC
Have recorded my original music
Had the honor to open for Paquito D'Rivera
Mentor other young musicians
Have had the opportunity to travel internationally to play Jazz