Interview Q & A
1.Tell us about your background. Where & how did you train to learn to play the piano?
I was born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula in Seaside, CA. At a very early age, my mom decided that I should start taking piano lessons. So, I began learning how to play Classical music at 4 years old from a wonderful teacher and good friend of the family, Roxanna Lee. It was later that I developed a strong interest in Jazz. Tee Carson and Smith Dobson began mentoring me at the age of 10. And soon thereafter, I became a participant in the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Education Program.
2. What college did you graduate from?
I graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in 2003.
3. When did you start performing internationally? How many countries have you performed in?
I first performed in Japan at the age of 13. I’ve performed in over 22 countries since then.
4. What interests you the most about Jazz?
Jazz gives you the freedom to express yourself in the moment so that you can play one song a thousand times-- a thousand different ways.
5. What was the inspiration behind “A Pure Flow”?
I am a Christian and this CD represents God’s faithfulness to me. It’s a soundtrack of my heart that communicates the highs and lows of my journey up and until this point of my life. It’s purely unscripted and was birthed out of my quiet time one Saturday morning.
6. What is Christian Jazz?
Someone recently asked me, ‘What makes Jazz Christian?’ The answer is simple. It’s the Spirit and purpose behind the music. Because this music is birthed out of my relationship with Christ, it will help bring people closer to Christ, that’s the purpose.
7. What do you hope the audience gets from listening to your music?
I hope that this CD will help to quiet people’s hearts from the busyness of life so that they can hear God’s voice and know His amazing love for them.
8. What contact information can you provide for booking opportunities?
Sure, thanks for asking. My wife, Erika, and I are the founders of Milton Fletcher Music and our business contact information is listed below:
Milton Fletcher Music
Business Email: email@example.com
Business Phone: (831) 275-0171
Artist Page: www.cdbaby.com/artist/miltonfletcherjr