October 28, 2009
Pro jazz musician, former athlete - football (through HS) and boxing.
I don't know how I ended up being a professional jazz musician, I grew up in Texas playing football, wrestling and boxing. I was in the "punt pass and kick" competitions as a kid. Moved to Idaho during HS and picked up the trumpet as a alternative to other electives. I got really good really fast on the horn and ended up in the McDonald's All American Jazz Band.
I have played on the Blue Turf of Boise State (in the marching band ;) and am a Broncos fan. Even when Boise was in the Big Sky Conference and losing I liked them.
Colleges: University of Idaho, Boise State, Oregon.
I currently live in NYC or wherever there is a paying gig, I have a successful solo release album out and one in the works. If anyone ever reads this, or cares my website is: www.jasonparra.com
I am not a writer (except for music) and don't claim to be. Just a sports fan enjoying this season.
Go Broncos - Go Steelers!