2019-20 Music Mentors
Jared Daniel Jones, originally from Ellijay, Georgia, is a recent graduate of the Herb Albert School of music at UCLA with a Masters in voice performance and received his bachelor degree from the University of Georgia in 2017. After completing his Masters this year, Jared is at the start of his singing career based in Los Angeles performing with ensembles like the LA Master Chorale and Pacific Chorale.
At UCLA Jared sang the leading roles in the premiere of two newly composed one-act operas by student composers and a leading role in UCLA’s world premiere production ofLost Childhood by Janice Hamer. Jared placed first at the National Association of Teachers of Singing national competition in 2015, was a semifinalist in the Classical Singer Vocal Competition in 2016, was a winner of the 2018 All-Star competition at UCLA, and this year won the Fine arts club of Pasadena vocal competition.
In addition to the professional ensembles Jared has performed with in LA, he has also sung with the Miami based ensemble Seraphic Fire, and was an academy member with the American Bach Soloists in San Francisco.
PAUL KREIBICH (Drums) – Noted Los-Angeles-born drummer PAUL KREIBICH began his illustrious jazz career touring the U.S. and Japan with legendary Carmen McRae, a tour that culminated in a concert at Carnegie Hall. Paul studied at Berklee College of Music, L.A. City College, and privately with Fred Gruber. He later traveled internationally with the Ray Charles Orchestra for several years before moving on and touring with Mose Allison, The Woody Herman Band, Anita O’Day, Rosemary Clooney, Nancy Wilson, the Gene Harris Quartet, and many others.
Paul’s extensive studio credits include recordings with Bill Perkins, Dianne Reeves, Charlie Shoemake, Jon Hendricks, Ray Charles, Herb Geller, James Moody, Kenny Burrell and Gene Harris.
Admired for his outstanding brush work, Paul is the author of the music books “The Drummer’s Handbook,” and “Duets for Drums”. He has been a Cal State Fullerton music faculty member since 2002 and a private instructor as well.
Paul’s CD’s as a leader include the 2018 Blujazz release,“Thank You Elvin,” as well as “Lonesome Tree” and “The Jazz Coop – Spiral Stairway.” Presently touring with Maceo Parker and the "To Ray with Love" band, he can be found on the new Big Bad Voodoo Daddy CD “Louis, Louis, Louis.”
Paul also currently performs with Don Peak’s Wrecking Crew All-Stars.