MUSICIAN:

 Drum Set

 African and Latin Percussion

 Acoustic and Electric Piano

 Synthesizers

 Composer/Arranger

 Recording Artist

INSTRUMENTAL EXPERIENCE:

 Concerts/Festivals        Night Clubs/Casuals

 Award Functions/Tributes  Studio

 Shows/Musical Theatre     Symphonic

MUSICAL PREFERENCES:

 Jazz            Fusion

 Latin Jazz      Funk

 Salsa           R&B

 World           New Age

RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS/AWARDS:

2011  THIS WORLD made available for Internet download by AFM GOPROTUNES.COM

2009  THIS WORLD made available to Internet music download companies, i.e.:  iTunes, Napster, etc., through TUNECORE.COM.                                      

2003  Winner “Spoken Word Album Of The Year” Category for the 13th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, 11/22/2003, Qtopia Event Center, Hollywood, CA                 

2000  Winner “Outstanding Performance By A Jazz Artist” Category for the 10th AnnuaL Los Angeles Music Awards, 11/21/2000, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA

1999  Received ASCAP Composing Awards in Popular Music for compositions contained in “THIS WORLD” album.

1998  Received ASCAP Composing Awards in Popular Music for compositions contained in “THIS WORLD” album.
    
1997  “THIS WORLD” Eligible for Grammy Nominations in 9 categories by NARAS Screening Committees during the 1997 competition year.

1997  WAE releases “THIS WORLD” album.

1997  Signed as Recording Artist with Jazz/World Music Label
World Artists Entertainment, Inc.

1992  “THIS WORLD” Mastered and Manufactured.

1987-1991  Produced, Composed, Arranged, Recorded “THIS WORLD” album.

1985-1987  Began formulating CHUI PRODUCTIONS and “THIS WORLD” concepts.  (Chief Executive Office, Producer, Composer, Arranger, Instrumental and Narrative)

LIVE PERFORMANCES:

Concerts/Festivals
:

Continental Hyatt House, Hollywood, CA
Show Drummer with John Barrymore Institute of Inter-America Affairs for New Year’s Eve Concert

Creative Village Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Concert Drummer/Percussionist for John Coltrane Memorial

Concert Dooto’s Music Centre, Los Angeles, CA
Concert Drummer with Leo Vera Quartet

Embassy Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Concert Drummer with Ed Allmond Quartet

Long Beach Plaza Mall, Long Beach, CA
Concert Drummer with Al Cato Ensemble for Jazz Concerts at the Mall

Long Beach Youth Enterprises Brotherhood United Jazz Festival
Concert Drummer with Al Cato Jazz Ensemble

5th Annual Los Angeles Performing Arts and Folklife Festival
Barnsdale Park Garden Theatre Festival
Concert Drummer with musical, “THE SISTUH’S”

L.A. Street Scene Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Concert Drummer with William Cousar Dance Co. for Musical
Performance of “ICE CREAM ALLEY”

USPS Multicultural Festival, Hilton Hotel, LAX
Featured Concert Percussionist

Award Functions/Tributes:

Lakewood Country Club, Lakewood, CA
Drummer with Al Cato Ensemble for Educational Awards,
Scholarship Dinner/Dance

Long Beach Art Museum. Long Beach, CA
Drummer with Al Cato Ensemble for Black History Month
Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

Drummer with Al Cato Ensemble for Long Beach Lung Association, Humanitarian Awards
Sportsman Lodge, Studio City, CA

Drummer with Idris Sadiq Trio for American Heart Association
Awards Dinner and Dance

Shows/Musical Theatre:

Show Drummer with musical, “CAFÉ SOCIETY REVUE” Los Angeles
Actors Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Las Palmas Theatre, Hollywood, CA
Show Drummer with musical, “CAFÉ SOCIETY REVUE”
Los Angeles Actors Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Show Drummer with musical, "THE SISTUH’S” (9 month engagement

Maiden Voyage, Los Angeles, CA
Show Drummer with Adele Blue Show
Old New Yorker, North Hollywood, CA

Show Drummer with Jimmy and Nancy Allen Show (l month engagement)

Pacifica Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Show Drummer with Gabriel Productions for Fashion Show/Dinner/Dance

West Coast Road Tour
Show Drummer with “RAINBOW” (4 month engagement)

Night Clubs/Casuals:

The Jazz Bakery
Drummer for John B. Williams Ensemble
Featuring Jessica Williams and Ray Bailey

Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Drummer with Morty Jacobs Trio
Pier 1 Imports, International Breakfasts

Bla Bla Cafe, Studio City, CA
Drummer with David Whitfield (Vocalist)

Bryden-Dilores Wedding, Balboa Pavilion, Newport Beach, CA
Drummer with Morty Jacobs Trio

Casa Escobar, Marina del Rey, CA
Drummer with Frank Allen and Idris Sadiq Trio

Cover Girl Lounge, Culver City, CA
Leader/Drummer with Infinity Jazz Quintet (1 month engagement)

Danny’s Restaurant, Century City, CA Drummer/LDR with
Michael Royal/Steve Jacobs/Roberto Miranda Trio

GIO’s, Hollywood, CA
LDR/Drummer with Allan Youngblood Trio

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Drummer with Morty Jacobs Trio

Kit Kat Club, Hollywood, CA
Leader/Drummer with Infinity Jazz Quartet

Maiden Voyage, Los Angeles, CA
Drummer with Freddie Redd Quartet

Name of the Game, Jr., Los Angeles, CA
Drummer with Jimmy Caravan Trio

“PIPPY’S,” Los Angeles, CA
Drummer with Henry Franklin Trio (1 month engagement)

Ramada Inn, Carson, CA
Drummer with Allan Youngblood Trio

Jimmy Smith’s Supper Club, North Hollywood, CA
Drummer-House Band

Sunset Gardens Restaurant, Hollywood, CA
Drummer/LDR with Steve Jacobs Trio

Take Five Cocktail Lounge, Los Angeles, CA
Drummer with John Williams/Bobby West Quintet

Two Dollar Bills, Hollywood, CA
Drummer with Ralph Thomas Quintet

RECORDINGS/STUDIO EXPERIENCE:

ALBUMS:

           “AFTER THE THIRD WINDOW” Album
            Munich Records
            Amsterdam, Holland
Drummer/Percussionist for Leader/Pianist/Producer
Rene Van Helsdingen

            "THIS WORLD”
             Chui Records
             Los Angeles, CA
Producer/Composer/Arranger/Instrumental
and Narrative Performer

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Environmental Message from World Artists Entertainment, inc.
Composer and Narrator.

DEMOS:   Drums, Percussions, Keyboards (pre-recorded tapings)

 Saundra Sharp Productions

 Ralph Thomas Productions

 Joe Felix Productions/Palm Springs Music Theatres

 Ron Palmer Productions

Symphonic:

           Percussionist, Palm Springs Symphony Orchestra

           Percussionist, CSUN Concert Orchestral Band

MUSICAL TRAINING:

Colleges:

Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA

College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA

Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA

(A.A. Degree, 1973, Music Performance)

Cal State University Northridge, Northridge, CA         

Seminars/Clinics:

Rogers Drum Clinic, College of the Desert

Emil Richards and Joe Porcaro Percussion Clinic, CSUN

Kobla Ladzepko, West African Instrument Clinic, CSUN

Kobla Ladzepko, West African Drum and Dance Clinic,


Cal Arts, Valencia, California

Zildjian Cymbal Clinic, Local 47 AFM


Gerald Wilson, Jazz History, CSUN


Workshops:

George Cannon Percussion Workshop, Hollywood, CA

R’Wanda Lewis Dance Company, Los Angeles, CA


Sabbatical:

1982-1985    Study of Keyboards, Composing and Arranging


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Professional Musicians, Local 47, AFM (1974)

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (1992)

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (1992)
(Voting Member:  Grammy Awards)


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