We had the good fortune of connecting with Jacob Serrano and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jacob, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Honestly, music is all that I have done my whole life. It’s always been there for me even when no one else was. Music makes me happy and it usually makes others around me happy! So honestly it’s a huge blessing being able to create, play, and teach music for those who love it just as much as I do!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a musical artist from Dallas, Texas. I love the ability to create music and to help people have a fun time and forget about the stresses of daily life even if it’s for a moment while they listen to one of my songs. I also love having the ability to collaborate with my friends and make music that creates memories. At the end of the day I make music because I love creating something that is completely unique! It’s like a fingerprint. No one else has a voice quite like me or set of lyrics arranged exactly our way. I don’t know If that makes any sense but it does to me lol

When I graduated from high school in 2018 I wasn’t sure how I was gonna make music my occupation but I knew that’s what I wanted to do! And I’ve learned that if you have a dream that you want to make your job, it is definitely not impossible! It just take creativity, hard work, patience, team work, and positivity! If you have love for what you do and work hard and stay consistent you can do anything you put your mind to! At least those are the ingredients that I put into my music! Haha

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The DFW area is filled with beautiful cultures. We have food, music, and art from all kinds of people and all kinds of cultures here! With in an hour from Dallas in Fort Worth you can go to the stockyards and see horses, cowboys, and listen to awesome country music!. You can go to Arlington and check out all kinds of bars with all kinds of fun rock music. We have really cool Asian markets with awesome food. And don’t get me started with the endless options of taco shops in the DFW area. And every single one makes tacos to perfection!

And Dallas itself is filled with a little bit of everything! You’ll see a lot of beautiful art! Some awesome sports teams, and beautiful people!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My parents are responsible for making me into the person I am today. They have helped in every possible way you can think of, and I’m very grateful for them! I’m also very grateful to all the music teachers who have taught me everything that I know today! And lastly my band mates! I’m the lead singer of a band called JTE they have been there for me through a lot and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to make music with them!

Website: https://www.jteband.com/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/realjteband?utm_medium=copy_link

Twitter: https://twitter.com/realjteband?s=21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realJTEband/

Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/EthnicRecords

Image Credits
1rst photo: https://instagram.com/amakafaiith?utm_medium=copy_link 2nd photo: https://instagram.com/adgategary?utm_medium=copy_link

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