As a Los Angeles based saxophonist and woodwind specialist, Ashley Jarmack is an accomplished performer and instructor. During high school and college, she broadened her musical interests and not only became more versatile within the saxophone family, but increasingly fluent in woodwind doubles including flute, clarinet, oboe and English horn. Pursuing a strong interest in music, Ashley started out studying classical saxophone at the University of Arizona, under the tutelage of Kelland Thomas, and later world-renowned Grammy winner Timothy McAllister. Ashley teaches Woodwind Instruments ( Flute, Clarinet & Sax ) at Hollywood Arts Academy.
Her musical journey changed forever when she got the opportunity to play in Disney’s All American College band in Disneyland. Through that program she was inspired to start a freelance career in Southern California. Following her saxophone studies in college, she studied in Los Angeles with Jay Mason (saxophone), Patricia Cloud (flute), Mike Grego (clarinet), and Jonathan Davis (oboe). Not a musician to stick to one genre, Miss Jarmack performs in a wide array of ensembles including big bands, pit orchestras, symphonic orchestras, wind ensembles, wedding bands, rock/blues bands and chamber groups. She has toured with the Gene Krupa Big Band and Jeff Hershey and the Heartbeats (soul/rock group). She has performed with the Ikeda Kings Orchestra, led by jazz legend Bennie Maupin, which during her tenure has featured artists such as Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. In the world of musical theater, Ashley works regularly with Los Angeles Music Collective. Her skills were also well received with Reprise Theater Company, as well as with the national Broadway tour of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.” On the classical side of music, Ashley performs with Pacific Opera Project, as well as the Santa Monica College Symphonic Orchestra. Most notably, Ashley has worked with Aretha Franklin and recorded for the hit TV show “The Voice”.