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Born in 1985 and raised in San Jose, California, I grew up with a very musical background. I imitated simple tunes by ear on the piano as a child that my father would play and I eventually began to formally learn how to read and play music at the age of 10 by learning the trombone. At 15, as a Sophomore in High School, I then picked up the guitar. The idea of composing music had always intrigued me. However, after being exposed to some jazz arrangements and a composition by a high school marching band friend and fellow trombonist, the wheels began to turn in my life that eventually brought me to the decision that I wanted to spend the rest of my life composing music. The idea that something never heard or even imagined before could come out of someone's mind and be written down for others to read, play and hear had fascinated and inspired me to go for it myself. My music is largely inspired by my faith in God and should tell you about Him and what He has done in my life through the salvation His Son, Jesus Christ, brought to you and me.
I like this quote:
"Life, wherever it reveals itself; truth, no matter how bitter; bold, sincere speech with people -- these are my leaven, these are what I want, this is where I am afraid of missing the mark." - Mussorgsky in a letter to Vladimir Stasov
This Venturvane project is very much like a ministry to me. It's my goal to make the music available to bless anyone, no matter their circumstances. So, the music you find here is completely free. Should you wish to support venturvane, then a tip here or a purchase at Bandcamp, iTunes, etc. are greatly appreciated. When you download music here and enter your email address, you will be added to the Venturvane mailing list to receive updates once in a while on what I'm up to. You can ask to be removed from the list at any time. Most updates can be followed through facebook or twitter. So, go and "like" or "follow" venturvane on either or both of those pages if you wish.