Education &
Experiences.

The Juilliard School
New York, NY

2005-07

Master of Music Jazz Studies

Howard University
Washington, D.C.

2000-04

Bachelor of Music Education

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

New York State Music Teacher Certified 2010

Director &Conductor: KIPP Academy Middle School Bronx, (NY 06/15– present)

  • Created sequential music education curriculum for general music and music history for grades 5th-8th grade; 329 students
  • Arrange music for 5th-8th grade; 120+ student ensemble

The KIPP Academy String & Rhythm Orchestra performances:

  • National Anthem performance at Yankee Stadium – 2015
  • Student ensemble have performed for Teach for America 20th Anniversary Celebration as accompaniment to Grammy Award Winner, John Legend – 2011
  • Robin Hood Foundation as accompaniment for Grammy Award Winner, Sheryl Crow – 2008
  • KIPP NYC Day at Madison Square Garden – 2008
  • VH1’s Save the Music Foundation as accompaniment to Grammy Award Winners: Roger Waters, John Mayer and Jon Bovi – 2007

Music Educator & Conductor: KIPP NYC College Prep High School Bronx, NY (08/2013 - 06/15)

  • Created sequential music education curriculum for general music, music history and music production courses; 220 students
  • Arrange &conduct music for the 9th-12th grade advanced orchestra ensemble

KIPP NYC College Prep Orchestra Performances: (08/2014)

  • Ensemble performed as accompaniment to Grammy Award Winner, Mary J. Blige at KIPP’s 20th Year Summit Celebration.

Private Instructor Bronx, NY (2007-present)

  • Created drum curriculum for all ages and aptitude
  • Transcriptions of notable jazz drummers and awareness of jazz standard repertoire

2013 GRAMMY NOMINATION

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Drummer, Kenny Garrett Quintet Pushing the World Away

RECENT PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Eric Reed Quartet: Village Vanguard

Javon Jackson Quartet: Village Vanguard

Kenny Garrett Quintet: Blues Alley Washington, D.C.

Kenny Garrett Quintet: Blue Note NYC

Darin Atwater: NM of African American History and Culture

Dave Styrker Quartet: Berks Jazz Festival

Jimmy Heath, Gary Bartz, Donald Harrison & Javon Jackson

Kenny Garrett Quintet Member

Lou Donaldson, NEA Winner: Blue Note NYC

Cedar Walton, NEA: Barbados Jazz Festival

Les McCann & Javon Jackson Project

Buster Williams Quartet, European Tour

Soulful Symphony, Conductor Darin Atwater

Jeff Majors, TV One television show host of Gospel Music - Music One Gospel Recording Artist

Aaron Goldberg, Sunnyside Records

Wycliffe Gordon, BluesBack Records

Eric Reed, MaxJazz Recording Artist Jazz Pianist

Donnie, Motown Recording Artist

Donnie McClurkin, Verity Gospel Recording Artist

5/01-5/06/18

4/24-4/29/18

4/19-4/22/18

4/12-4/15/18

4/6/18

4/7/18

08/31/17

2012- present

3/02/14

02/13

2010-present

2010-present

2010

08/97-present

02/04-present

05/09

04/08

10/06

02/04

07/04

RECORDING EXPERIENCE:

*McClenty Hunter Jr.

Javon Jackson

Eric Reed

Rondi Charleston

Dave Stryker

Kenny Garrett Quintet

Dave Stryker

Dave Stryker

Kenny Garrett Quintet

Steve Slagel

Jared Gold

Javon Jackson

Jim Snidero

Jim Snidero

Jeff Majors

Jeff Majors

Jared Gold

Matt Garson

The Groove Hunter

For You

A Light in Darkness

Resilience

Eight Track II

Do Your Dance

Don’t Mess With Mr. T

Eight Track

Pushing the World Away

Evensong

Intuition

The Jazz Conception Company DVD

Interface

Sacred Chapter 6

Sacred Duets

Supersonic

Motel Project

2018

2018

2017

2017

2016

2013

2016

2015

2014

2013

2013

2012

2012

2011

2005

2010

2009

2006

INSTRUMENTAL ENDORSEMENTS:

Sabian Cymbals

Vic Firth Drumstick Company

08/10-present

07/10-present

AWARDS:

Satterthwaite Scholarship, The Juilliard School

Louis &Sarah Mindich Scholarship, The Juilliard School

Donald Strahl Scholarship, The Juilliard School

Member of All-American Scholar Association, Howard University

Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Morgan State University

Promethean Kappa Tau Honor Society, Morgan State University

2006

2006

2006

2001

1999

1999

Reference available upon request