Starting This Fall I will be joining the faculty at Hartt under the direction of Javon Jackson. I’m very excited to work on music with this amazing institution that had a big role in my life as a young musician and student. Even though I didn’t attend Hartt as a student, I frequently visited while my older brother Damian Curtis attended 97-01. I met so many great musicians that I play with to this day including Ray McMorrin, Haneef Nelson, Dezron Douglas, Lummie Spann and so many more. I know I will feel like I’m back home and happy dedicate my time in the city where I was born! One of my classes is an Afro-Cuban Jazz ensemble that will focus on all aspects of music from Dizzy Gillespie to Eddie Palmieri so be on the look out for a new emergence of Latin Jazz in Hartford! I’ll keep you posted here on many of the things to come as I look forward to this new opportunity! Shout out to the current faculty there and I’m honored to be working with you all!