Degree

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from California Institute of the Arts.(1995)
Master of Fine Arts in Music from California Institute of the Arts. (1997)

Music Education

N.Y.U. jazz music class with Joe Lavono. (1985)
California Institute of the Arts.(1990 - 1997) jazz music classes with James Newton, Tootie Heath, Larry Koonse, Charlie Haden and David Roitstein.
North Indian music with Amiya Dasgupta and Rajiv Taranath.
Stanford Jazz Workshop with Jimmy Heath. (1992)

Awards

Charlie Mingus Scholarship to California Institute of the Arts. (1991-1997)
Stanford Jazz Workshop Scholarship. (1992)
The Nikkei Foundation of America Merit Scholarship. (1994)
The 1995 Down Beat Magazine Student Music Award (Best College Jazz Instrumental Soloist in U.S.A & Canada).


Certification

California Basic Education Skills Test. (2005)
Teacher Training Academy /LAUSD. (2005)
CSET /California Subject Examination s for Teachers Math Subtest I Algebra (2005)
CSET /California Subject Examination s for Teachers Math Subtest I I Geometry (2005)


Teaching Experience

Currently teaching Music Program at Bell High School / LAUSD (2005 -)
Jazz Studies Faculty at Koyo Conservatory (2003-2005)
Institut Musik Daya in Jakarta, Indonesia (master class-2004 and 2005)
Visiting artists : Colgate University in Hamilton, NY (2001 and 2003)
Cultural Center for the Arts and Education/Plaza de la Raza (1992 - 2002)
California Institute of the Arts. (teacher assistant - 1992-1997)
LA County High School for the Arts. (master class-1993)
William Grant Still Art Center. (master class-1993)
Pasadena Conservatory of music(1994)

Performance Experience

NEW YORK:
After hours jam sessions with mentor Jaco Pastorius at Seventh Avenue South. (1985)
Music Under New York with singer Evelyn Blakey. (1987-1988)
Village Gate with singer Karen Michael. (1989)
Solo guitar at Sumi restaurant, New York. (1988-1990)

LOS ANGELES:
Touring with Impulse/GRP Records artist Black Note. (1990-1996)
Marla’s Memory Lane with Mark Shelby. (1991)
Charlie Haden Cal Arts Liberation Orchestra. (1992 and 1993)
Solo guitar at Miramar Sheraton Hotel’s Grille in Santa Monica. (1995)
Main Event with Billy Higgins. (1997)
Summer Nights at MOCA, Jazz Hall, Jazz Bakery, Torrance Art Center Wild Wendnesday Concert, and Hollywood Park Casino with Hideaki Tokunaga Quartet. (1997-1998)
Catalina Bar & Grill with LACA Jazztet. (1997 - 1998)
KLON Jazz Caravan with Albert Tootie Heath. (1999)

NATIONAL : INTERNATIONAL:
Toured in Japan with Albert Tootie Heath. (1992)
Toured in Southern Florida. Performed with Ira Sullivan, Dr.Lonnie Smith and Eddie Higgins. (1996)
Toured Sao Paulo, Brazil with Kathey MacKey Group. (1998)
Toured Japan with Hideaki Tokunaga Quartet. (1994, 1996,1998 and 1999)
Toured Carribean Islands with Jerry Brooks Showband (2000)

Publishing

Recorded Mark Shelby's composition "Wejjii" on '92 Cal Arts CD.
Recorded my original composition "Fusako" on '93 Cal Arts CD.
Recorded Mark Chung’s arrangement “Confessin’” on ‘94 Cal Arts CD.
Film scoring for a Cinema Island production of Takaya Yamazaki's films (1988-current) His film “I’m Not Cooking Tonight” appeared in AFI Film Festival. (1994)
Recorded debut album, “The Wind Told Me”,for MOO Records. (1996)
Recorded John Shingeri’s composition “On the Edge” on’97 CalArts CD.
Recorded Jan Cherry’s album with drummer Billy Higgins. (1997)
Recorded second album “Midnight Rainbow”, for MOO Records. (1998)
Writing “Behind The Standard” on Bird Jazz Magazine. Pen name is Carrie Farmer (1998)
Recorded Richard Greenblatt’s “Hot and Dry” for Brass Taco Records (2002)
Recorded third album “Adios Plaza” (DVD) for DVDJazz/Music. (2003)
Releasing audio version of “Adios Plaza” (2004)
Recorded with Bluenotes Jazz Orchestra
(Yamaha/Roland Orchestra in Hamamatsu City, Japan) as Guest appearance (2004)

Broadcasting

Herbie Hancock's "Showtime". (1987) -Music Under New York
CBS Sunday Morning - Spirit of Music. (1991) Charlie Haden’s documentary
CBS Sunday Morning - Spirit of Music. (1991) James Newton's documentary
FM Yokohama(Japan)-Dream On the Road (1996) Recorded Interviews for my CD
WLRN Public Radio in Florida-South Florida’s Own (1996) Live Interview for my CD
Broadcast Hideaki Tokunaga Quartet for Torrance City Cable TV. (1997)
KLON Jazz FM in Long Beach, California (1998) Live Interview for my CD
Chukyo TV “Los Rocket”-(1998) Hideaki Tokunaga’s Documentary
FM Minou “East Meets West” live broadcast performance with guitarist Bruce Sanders
FM Shiga and AM Kobe (1998) Live Interview for my CD
Recorded John Shingeri’s composition “On the Edge” on’97 CalArts CD.
Recorded Jan Cherry’s album with drummer Billy Higgins. (1997)
Recorded second album “Midnight Rainbow”, for MOO Records. (1998)



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