Hi, my name is Leonid Morozov, and I love Jazz. I was just accepted and awarded a merit based scholarship to Berklee College of Music, NEC, SUNY Purchase College, CUNY, New School and Loyola University of New Orleans, but my family can’t afford it. I decided to continue my education in Purchase Conservatory of Music and I could really use your help to cover the tuition cost.
Here’s my story.
** Jazz is in my blood - I’m a 5th generation musician in my family. In fact, my grandfather began and still runs the largest jazz festival in Russia.
** 4 years ago I began to play blues on my harmonica on the street, just to get enough cash for dinner.
** I took up guitar, harmonica, and singing, and have been practicing music for 8-10 hours a day for the past 3 years.
** Now I play on stage every two weeks with professional musicians like Leonid and Nick Vintskevich, Aleksei Kuznetsov, Vartan Babayan, Steve Kershaw, Lembit Saarsaalu, Kip Reed, Joel Taylor etc.
** I currently have a full tuition scholarship to one of the best jazz colleges in Moscow, where I study Jazz guitar.
** I started my own ensemble, and every month I find concerts for us to play.
** I compose contemporary jazz music - you will love it:
I love and breathe jazz with every inch of my body.
I love playing and writing jazz music, and I have a vision that encompasses the best traditions of Russian and European Jazz music, with the original American Jazz Classics.
I want to bring my vision to US. While I was awarded a merit scholarship for attendance, it’s still nowhere near enough for my family to afford my tuition. We are a big friendly family, and are pulling out every stop to get me there, but I just need your help.
PLEASE. Your generosity will help me make my dream a reality. Every dollar counts and will never be wasted.