/ Jan


08:00 pm - 12:00 am

Jack Waugh and Jack Harrison are two of the most talked about up and coming musicians in the DC area. Both age 19, they have performed at venues including the Strathmore, the 930 Club, Jammin’ Java, Twins Jazz, the Tri-C Jazz Festival, NYC’s Somethin’ Jazz Club, and the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. Both have played with acclaimed musicians such as Delfeayo Marsalis, Jovan Jackson, Paul Carr, Warren Wolf, and Brian Lynch, among others.

Guitarist Jack Waugh attends school at the University of Miami’s prestigious Frost School of Music under the direction of John Daversa. He has studied with numerous instructors including Chuck Underwood, John Hart, Brad Shepik, Parthenon Huxley, John Lee, and Jonathan Kreisberg, and is looking forward to continuing his evolving education. Pianist Jack Harrison currently attends the world renowned New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City on scholarship. He is studying under seasoned veteran Hal Galper and modern innovator Taylor Eigsti.

Waugh and Harrison met at Paul Carr’s Jazz Academy in 2012 and have been playing music together ever since. Along with bass player Ethan Philion and drummer Chris Latona, the Jack2 Quartet brings about an exciting feel that is the perfect blend of modern jazz, straight ahead, and fusion. Both strive to create an individual sound that is unique to themselves and to their group. “That’s what I love about playing Jazz,” Harrison says, “It lets me be an individual. In today’s society it is so difficult to be an individual. Jazz however, is a celebration of individuality.” “I’m optimistic for the future of music,” Waugh says. “I think every style has to evolve just enough to keep things interesting, but never enough to break completely away from tradition. When it comes down to it, I play music because it’s able to transcend societal barriers. My goal is to speak to others through my music, and to watch as I see where it takes me.”

You can view more about them on their websites: jackwaughmusic.com andjackharrisonmusic.com