The Northerner

NKU saxophonist paves way for black women in jazz

Upthegrove paves the way for Black women in jazz.

Noël Waltz, Reporter

November 19, 2018

At 9 years old, Kayla Upthegrove received her first saxophone. She immediately joined her parents, who are also musicians, in their basement to play. “I was just playing random notes, just having a ball making noises come out of this instrument,” said Upthegrove. Little did they know that Upthegrove...

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.
Kayla Upthegrove