Well versed from jazz to classical to rock to pop Maestro J is definitely a well rounded musician. With over 15 years of musical experience he’s a upcoming trailblazer here in the great state of Arkansas. He has composed and produced dozens of songs for local artists with Anjelica Records Inc. and abroad! Maestro J aka Jansen Goodwin is also an award winning Producer and Musician. Be on the lookout for great things from the extraordinary Maestro.
Rafael Powell is working towards a Doctor of Musical Arts, Saxophone Performance, at Texas Tech University where he studies with Professor David Dees.
Mr. Powell has performed across the nation, as a freelance woodwind musician, with R&B artist Sean Fresh. Along with Sean Fresh, Powell has performed with artists Big Piph, Dazz & Brie, Kwestion, Bijioux, The Big Dam Horns, Nick Broadway, Off the Cuff Ensemble, Queen Anne’s Revenge, and The Hot Springs Village Pit Orchestra.
Mr. Powell’s accomplishments include performances at the Biennial NASA Conference, NASA Region IV Conference, CMS South Central Conference, SCI Conference, and Mana Saxophone Institute. Along with these conference performances, Powell has performed with the Sherman Symphony, Little Rock Wind Symphony, CBDNA Intercollegiate Band, AIB Intercollegiate Band, and Stardust Big Band. Powell also won the 2015 State MTNA Young Artist Competition and 2014 President’s Concert.
Outside of performing, Powell has taught woodwinds since 2010. Among teaching at various schools in Central Arkansas, East Texas, and West Texas, Mr. Powell has also been a clinician at the Texas A&M University-Commerce Clarinet Colloquium.
Mr. Powell is a graduate of Henderson State University, and Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he received his BM, and MM respectively. Powell’s primary teachers are Dr. Steve Becraft, Dr. Jennifer Amox, Dr. Chris Beaty, Dr. Mary Druhan, and Dr. Julee Walker.