Kaitlin Absent remembers the primary time music actually touched her soul.
When she was 5 years outdated, the New Iberia native, heard Whitney Houston’s solo for “I Will At all times Love You” and she or he’s been hooked on music since.
“I began enjoying on the small piano,” Absent stated. “I used to be enjoying and I used to be like, ‘I actually prefer it’ and wished to keep it up.’”
Absent stated her different two musical heroes that she enjoys listening to for inspiration are saxophonists Kirk Whalum and Kenneth Gorelick, in any other case generally known as “Kenny G.”
Absent describes herself as a multi-instrumentalist and like her heroes, she enjoys enjoying all various kinds of saxophones, with the soprano as her main alternative, but additionally loves the piano, guitar and clarinet. She loves enjoying all of the string, brass and woodwind devices, actually.
Absent’s love for music speaks to her otherwise than it does for many.
“To me, it’s a language,” Absent stated. “I really feel like that’s my escape, it’s therapeutic for me. I adore it.”
Absent has used her music as an escape this previous semester at Southern College. After dropping her grandmother Sharon Brown, she recollects listening to music whereas she studied, and it paid off as she completed with As and Bs.
“Regardless of the grief I had, however that’s how I bought via it,” Absent stated. “I hearken to music and it helps me with repetition. It helps me keep in mind and examine higher.”
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Although she’s open to something, Absent stated her go-to music style is easy jazz, a music group she stated that strays away from conventional jazz. It’s extra fundamental patterns, extra of a groove. It’s on beat and up to date, making it extra trendy.
A music schooling main at Southern College, Absent stated she has eventual plans to direct music afterward in her life. However proper now, the 20-year-old simply desires to carry out. It doesn’t matter to her the place she performs, so long as she will be able to present the world her love.
“I wish to play on the massive stage,” Absent stated. “I wish to carry out hopefully for the Grammys sooner or later.”
Each time Absent prepares to carry out, she remembers how she bought right here and what’s nonetheless driving her to this present day.
“I wouldn’t be something with out music,” Absent stated. “All through my complete life, it simply introduced amongst blessings and love and light-weight to me.”