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Jeremey Poparad is an Akron area guitarist and bassist who performs regularly with jazz and rock bands, cover bands, and in musical theatre. Jeremey began playing the guitar while in high school, and soon developed an interest in jazz. After high school, he pursued this interest by entering the jazz program at the University of Akron. Jeremey graduated in the spring of 2006 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Jazz Studies and Music Composition. Jeremey works full time as a musician, splitting his time between performing and teaching. He is an adjunct professor in applied guitar and director of studio ensembles at Kent State University at Stark.
Upcoming performances are listed on the 'Gigs' page of his site.
As an active composer, Jeremey writes for numerous ensembles that he performs in. He also writes for and performs on a custom 9-string electric guitar, which extends the range of a standard electric guitar both lower and higher. As both an electric guitarist and a fan of classical music, Jeremey is an advocate for the electric guitar as a serious instrument in the classical idiom, and works to compose and perform chamber music for the instrument.
Lastly, Jeremey is also a recording engineer and the proprieter of Popemobile Studios, focusing on mixing and mastering audio recordings, as well as mobile audio capture. Visit popemobilestudios.com for more info.
You can also check out Jeremey's band, Axon-Neuron, here.