Associate Professor, part-time
A native of Detroit, MI. Roots in square dance bands, string quartets, and blues bands. At- tended The Cleveland Institute of Music and the Berklee College of Music. Performing member of the two-time GRAMMY® award-winning jazz ensemble Turtle Island Quartet, which has released five albums, performed internationally, and collaborated with Paquito D’Rivera, The Ying Quartet, Dr. Billy Taylor and Kenny Barron, and Sergio and Odair Assad. Performing member of the gypsy jazz band The Hot Club of San Francisco, which has released six albums, and performed nationally and internationally. Composer and arranger with HCSF, Turtle Island Quartet, Quartet San Francisco, Providence String Quartet, Irish fiddler Liz Carroll, Orchestra Nashville, The San Francisco Girls’ Chorus, and the New Century Chamber Orchestra. Former member of the music faculty at Wellesley College.