Director - Orlando Youth Jazz Orchestra Two
Skylar Jackson is a co-founder/owner of ASM Studios. There he coordinates the bands and ensembles, as well as teaches drumset, percussion, piano and the ASM Steelpan Ensemble. He teaches the drumline and percussion at Lyman High School, as well as helps with other local middle and high school music programs. Skylar is also an active performer across central Florida playing in many different groups and styles. He graduated with honors from Valencia College in 2012 with an A.A. pre-majoring in Jazz Studies. And in 2017 he graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors in Music Performance, specializing in Jazz Studies. Skylar studied with Barry James, Barry Smith, and the jazz luminary Marty Morrell while pursing his education. Additionally, he has performed in master classes for Kenny Barron, Ira Sullivan, Catherine Russell, David Hazeltine, Leroy Jones, and Eric Alexander.