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Jazz singing police officer, veteran gets taste of international success

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When Justin Echols was faced with near immobility after a catastrophic car crash, the Oklahoma City police sergeant found catharsis and a new career in a long-buried talent for jazz music.

Now, almost a decade after the car accident, Echols, 33, is embarking on an international jazz career the likes of which he once only dreamed.“I had played when I was a kid, when I was five or six years old,” Echols said. “There was no real skill, there was no desire, there was nothing there. As a matter of fact I was pretty bad.”


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