Three cool solo performances. German songwriter and keyboardist Jens Skwirblies is a powerful keyboardist with impressive credits. Piano lessons started for Jens at the age of six and by his teens he was playing in several rock bands. He studied music and English at the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel and started playing keyboards with Ian Cusick, the singer and bassist for the band Lake. Over the years Jens has performed with Bobby Kimball (TOTO), Paulo Mendonca, Alex Ligertwood & Tony Lindsay (Santana), Barclay James Harvest and more. Check it out:
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Yamaha Synthesizer Product Specialist Blake Angelos has over thirty years of experience with music hardware and software. An expert in music technology, Blake has conducted numerous clinics, master classes and presentations throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. In his role as Product Specialist for the Synthesizer Department Blake appears in many product videos and artist interviews, writes many articles for YamahaSynth.com and co-hosts a regular Podcast called “Behind the Synth”.
Before his work with Yamaha, he taught music theory and jazz studies courses at Arizona State University; managed a technology-focused music store in Seattle and was a production supervisor at Microsoft, where he led a team that developed groundbreaking interactive music content for the Microsoft Network. Blake holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington with his family, and between his travels around the world for Yamaha, he performs as much as possible with several jazz and creative music groups in Bellingham, Seattle and other places in the Pacific Northwest.