Violinist Leah Flynn’s Spectacular Resume: From the Philharmonic to the NBA

by Howard Campbell

ORLANDO – Though solely 16 years-old, violinist Leah Flynn’s resume is spectacular. She has carried out with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, American Pops Orchestra and performed the American nationwide previous to a Miami Warmth/Orlando Magic NBA sport. This 12 months, she would like to tackle a challenge near her roots.

The Orlando-based sensation, whose mother and father are Jamaican, is pleased with her West Indian heritage. She has carried out renditions of Bob Marley’s One Love and Three Little Birds, however desires to take issues a step additional.

Violinist Leah Flynn, Paying Tribute to her Jamaican Roots
Leah Flynn

“I’d (prefer to) cowl principally Bob Marley songs. For my part, he’s a musical genius, icon and legend. He was all about equal rights and justice. I (would) cowl One Love, Three Little Birds, Is it Love, Redemption Music, and No Girl No Cry,” she mentioned in an interview with South Florida Caribbean Information.

Flynn first did a violin rendition of One Love final 12 months throughout an look on Smile Jamaica, a preferred morning discuss present in Jamaica. She has posted related variations of different Marley classics on YouTube which have drawn constructive response.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Flynn began enjoying violin at age 5 and. She moved to Orlando together with her mother and father one 12 months later and joined the Metropolitan Space Youth Symphony.

Different notable performances embody on Bishop T.D Jakes Speak Present, the NAACP Nationwide Conference in 2016 and 2017 and the White Home Christmas Excursions.

She retains a robust sense of Jamaican-ness by her mother and father. Her father is from rural St. Ann parish whereas her mom hails from Kingston.

“Probably the most fascinating side of Jamaican tradition is the music and meals. Your entire world is aware of reggae comes from Jamaica. Folks from all around the world love reggae and dance to it. Bob Marley is world-renowned as the daddy of reggae,” she mentioned.

Flynn has no timetable to document her violin variations of Marley songs, however plans to proceed saluting his legacy by doing his common anthem.

“After I do get the prospect, I carry out One Love, it’s a profound track,” she mentioned.