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Song Forms in Popular Music: A Masterclass by Jake Huffman

  • Parkville Sounds 1477 Park Street Hartford, CT, 06106 United States (map)

This Parkville Sounds Masterclass series starts with a visit from the nationally renowned vocalist and drummer Jake Huffman. Come hear an important figure in the pop composition world reveal some of his songwriting secrets.

Jake Huffman is an American musician and composer. Huffman serves as the drummer, vocalist and lyricist for the band, McLovins. He has recorded over 6 albums with McLovins and one solo album all before the age of 25 Huffman (trained by University of Hartford alumni) has been playing percussion for over 18 years. At the age of 16 his band was noticed by Rolling Stones smoking section stating McLovinsa trio of Connecticut kids who have managed to harness the musical ferocity of Trey Anastasio, Les Claypool and Stewart Copeland before being able to legally drive a car. By age 18 Huffman started working along-side grammy award winning producer Bill Sherman (Hamilton) and joined the composing team at Sesame Street in 2013. Huffman wrote music and lyrics for world renowned artists like Ed Sheeran and Leon Bridges. He also performed and composed other songs for Sesame Street. As a lyricist Huffman has an unbelievable ability to take an undisguised perspective and convey any emotion through melody and words. Huffman currently resides in the west end of Hartford CT while in between a rigorous national touring schedule.