The Essex County Artist Fund is Essex County Community Foundation’s response to the immediate and everyday needs of artists to be supported and lifted up across the county and across sectors. At ECCF, our philosophy is to build a creative ecosystem focused on awareness and appreciation for arts and culture, capacity building, collaboration, and cultural planning. Individual artists and arts/culture organizations are key to this network. www.eccf.org/creative-county.
Artist Name: Adam Saylor – Marblehead
Learn more: dubboat.com
Creative Practice: I have been a full time musician playing 3 to 4 gigs a week and also teaching 50 students a week in private instruction. I lead a Jazz reggae fusion band called Dub Boat and also play in a band Soul Rebel Project. Soul Rebel Project just won our second Boston Music award for International Artist of the year. I also free lance Jazz gigs and Weddings.
Artist Statement: I have been teaching some of my students for 10 years now. Ive seen them grow up since they were little kids and now they come out on gigs with me and sit in and play songs. Two of my students just got into Berklee College of Music this year.
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