Thursday, May 19, 2011

Snubby J

   Kent Jenkins, also known as Snubby J, is a performer who is known for his YouTube videos showing him playing a PVC Pipe Instrument he made that was inspired by the Blue Man Group.  (I find the Mario Brothers Theme Song rather appropriate for this instrument.)

A picture of Snubby J's instrument

Snubby J is a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, majoring in Theatre and minoring in Music.  Last summer, Snubby J appeared on the television show, America's Got Talent, and he made it to the Las Vegas round before being cut.  He also tried out to be a Blue Man; he was rejected for now but encouraged to audition again with more experience.  In the video below, he speaks of these experiences.

Here is a clip from America's Got Talent.

This young man just finished his first year of college, but he is already establishing a presence for himself online, in the music world, and on television.  

1 comment:

  1. Developing an online presence is something that I have been promoting as an important thing for young people to do. But it does beg the question as to what is appropriate, or what could go wrong, as young people attempt to achieve minor (or major) celebrity online. This is something that researcher Dana Boyd recently addressed on her blog. I wonder how you might respond to her concerns there?