Associate Professor, part-time
Jim Santi Owen
MA in World Music, CalArts. Trained in Indian percussion under Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, T.H. Subash Chandran, and K. Sekar. Student of Charlie Haden, James Newton, and Tootie Heath, and African drumming and dance from the Ladzekpo Brothers. Performed with Pharoah Sanders, Alonzo King, Hamza el Din, Mickey Hart, Alam Khan, George Brooks, Steve Smith, Chitresh Das, Gamelan Sekar Jaya, and Jai Uttal among others. On faculty at the Ali Akbar College of Music, the CJC, Dominican University, and Lines Ballet School and is currently the Musical Director of the San Francisco World Music Festival.