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Teaching Experience

 

WILLIAM GRANT STILL ART CENTER, Los Angeles, 2017

INLAND CONSERVATORY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Upland, CA. November 2014 - 2016

A PLACE CALLED HOME, Los Angeles, C, November 2012 - November 2014

 Music Instructor

· Teach music education, guitar technique, advanced guitar ensemble, and theory, ranging from beginning to advanced guitar skill levels to students, ages 3 to 18,

· Create curriculum that focus on technique, repertoire, creative expression, composition, and music theory.

· Work with students individually and in groups.

· Foster music appreciation amongst students by establishing a safe creative space to explore their creativity, and skills.

· Developed a beginning band; a first time experience for students.

 

University of California at Los Angeles July 2011 - 2016

Guest Artist

· Assist instructor in beginning instrument technique in a group setting.

· Facilitate a question and answer session about a career in music.

 

BHH NAACP ACT SO Competition, Beverly Hills Hollywood, CA, March 2012 to Present

Judge

· Judge for the Local Competition.

· Selecting the best among the participants in accordance with the judging criteria outlined in guidelines provided by the NAACP.

· Provides a forum through which youths demonstrate artistic prowess and expertise.

 

JAIL GUITAR DOORS, Los Angeles, C, April 2012 to Present

Facilitating Singer Songwriter Workshop

· Develop original songs with inmates.  

 

 

 

Notable Performances

 

JASS BOHEMIANS TRIO

Kjaz Summer Concert Series 2012 - 2014

 

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COLA Awards Tribute Barnsdall Art Park 2017

 

DAKAH

Grand Performances June 2001 - 2016

Tipitinas New Orleans May 2009

Stern Grove San Francisco July 2004

Walt Disney Hall Inaugural Season 2004

 

9NET

El Ray Theater 88.1 Jingle Jazz 2013

Pasadena Levitt 2016

Blue Whale 2013

Pasadena Civic Center 2012

Union Station City Of LA Concert Series 2013

Hollywood and Highland Jazz Concert Series 2013

LACMA Ring Cycle April 2012

 

SOL SONICS

The Old King King 1992-1994

New York EMI Show Case 1993

Germany Wuppertal EMI w/Guru 1994

Brighton, England Jazz Bop 1994

 

DR. DRE

Saturday Night Live 1996

 

 

 

SELF PRODUCED DOCUMENTARIES 2000 - 2004

The Art Of Sound 1, 2, & 3

 

 

 

EDUCATION/PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Alexander Hamilton Music Academy 1989 - 1992

Pasadena City College/Music Education  2016 - Present

Greg Porée (composition, guitar) 1987 - 1996

Paul Jackson (session guitar) Jr. 1990 - 1992

Ken Lasaine guitar/improvisation 1990 - 1992

Michael Dean classical voice 2005 - 2006

 

 

SELF CURATED SHOWS

 

Jazz Workshop 2000 - 2004

Host of a weekly music composition workshop for jazz musicians.

Soft Scream 2016 - Present

Host of a monthly show featuring an eclectic cast of musicians. Past notable acts include Sin Color (electric folklorico), Riddem Queens (ska), Gaby Hernandez & Carlos Niño (acoustic experimental), Jessie Bliss (playwright & poet), Mark Maxwell (KPFK), Adam Topol (singer songwriter) (Jack Johnson Band), Paul Livingstone/ Arohi (North Indian ensemble), Angelo Moore (fishbone), Vinny Golia (avante garde jazz), Raul Pacheco (ozomatli), Kathleen Kim & Kelly Coats (electronic experimental)

 

 

Recordings

Umoja Quintet 1993 Paramount Studios 

Dr. Dre (Scarface) 1996

Dakah Grand Performances 2004

9net Live Salon De La Plaza 2011

The Art Of Sound No Sound Studios 2000-2008

Jass Workshop Live @ Rock Rose 2009

Solo Porée Studios 2010 - Present

9net Live Salon De La Plaza 2011

 

 

INTERVIEWS

Jazz Knights A Confidential Journey 2014

 

 

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Music Pedagogy,  Performance Theory, Writing About Music, Practice Methods, Cross-Cultural Art Exchange, Guitar Tabulation, Art Song, Volunteer Music Workshops 

 

 

FORMER JOBS

MTA Bus Driver 2004 - 2008

Checker Cab 2008 - 2011