A trumpet player born and raised out of East Baltimore has studied the art of music for over a decade. He is a versatile musician who doesn’t hold himself to playing any one genre. He has experience in playing jazz, salsa, classical/orchestral, brass band, New Orleans jazz, indie pop and even rock.
Music has taken him across the country and soon overseas through his involvement in programs like the Peabody Preparatory and the Berklee Five Week summer program. He gets his musical influences from prominent figures in jazz like Marquis Hill, Roy Hargrove, Joel Ross, Giveton Gelin with the way in which they all create beautiful and melodic melodies within their compositions and inprovinizations.
Makai is now studying jazz performance at Towson University in pursuit to get his Bachelor's Degree.