ALL ABOUT JAZZ BYRDS

 

Myrelle Byrd, flute, and John Weston, guitar, have been working and playing together since 2011. Their partnership began when they first provided music for a wedding. Realizing they had diverse backgrounds in music that were compatible, decided to continue honing their arrangements and sound. It continually evolves as they work and study together. Their music is Chamber Jazz; sophisticated harmony and tasteful improvisations.

 

Jazz Byrds, have played weddings, fine dining, television, corporate events and private functions 

MYRELLE BYRD

Early years for Myrelle were spent studying Classical and Celtic flute. Later she began to study Jazz and improvisation. She enjoys the freedom of improvised music.

Myrelle plays 5 different flutes, each used for their unique characteristics to express the music. Any single instrument can become self limiting. Myrelle's mastery of the flute family allows her to provide the public with a kaleidoscope of exciting flute based sounds. 

 

Her main instrument is a hand-crafted Altus 1507 flute made from Britannia .958 silver fitted with a Powell Grenadilla wood head joint. Giving a beautiful, rich tone.

For added melodic expression, she plays a Trevor James Alto flute, which is a larger flute and gives a lower tone, perfect for the jazz standard ballads

On her flute stand, is a Guo Grenaditte composite flute. It is a light weight, black plastic-like flute, that gives a softer, lighter tone. Myrelle plays this on a variety of their repertoire giving a different look and refreshing sound. 

And to fill out the sound on both ends of the flute pitch spectrum, she plays a Yamaha piccolo. And for the low end and groovy sounds, she plays a bass flute made by Pearl. It is pitched an octave lower than the concert flute.

JOHN WESTON

Began study of the guitar at age nine and has been performing since age sixteen. John is an experienced Classical and Jazz guitarist that offers sophisticated arrangements and elegant improvisations

John now plays a semi-hollow body, archtop Jazz guitar,

a John Scoffield signature model 

made by Ibanex

uses a Henriksen JazzAmp 10, 

This gives John a beautiful balanced sound that suits his style of playing.

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