John Fumo
Jazz: Trumpet

John Fumo is one of the major players in the Los Angeles-based avant-garde scene. His ability to improvise under any setting (from bop to free jazz) has long been a valuable asset”. Scott Yanow from Trumpet Kings (The Players Who Shaped the Sound of Jazz Trumpet)..©2001 John’s... Continue reading »

Randy Gloss
World Percussion
Chair, World Music Performance Programs

“Randy Gloss's maneuvering of his frame drum had to be seen to be believed…" -Mina Silverstone, "Randy Gloss' work on pandeiro (Afro-Brazilian tambourine) was one of the most amazing demonstrations of concentrated virtuosity I've ever seen." -Greg Burk,... Continue reading »

Vinny Golia
Composition, Improvisation, Winds
661.253.7816 x2611

Vinny Golia is a composer who fuses the rich heritage of Jazz, contemporary classical and world music into his own unique compositions. As a bandleader, Golia has presented his music to concert audiences in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan and the United States in ensembles varying dramatically in... Continue reading »

Andrew Grueschow
World Music Performance: African Music & Dance and World Percussion
B200 and B248

Andrew Grueschow is an LA-based percussionist with an interest in music the world over. He has traveled to Ghana, West Africa several times, studying the music of the Ewe and the Dagombas, and recording traditional drumming for Zadonu Records. In addition to the Hands On'Semble, an award winning... Continue reading »

Sean Hayward

Sean Hayward is a composer and guitarist based in the Los Angeles area. Although he focuses on the the classical guitar, he also performs regularly on electric and fretless guitars. His music is a reflection of his wide ranging interests, which include Javanese gamelan, process music, Balkan... Continue reading »

Jonathan Hepfer
InstrumentalArts: Percussion

JONATHAN HEPFER is a percussionist, conductor, and concert curator specializing in avant-garde and experimental music. He began playing classical music at age 17 after discovering the work of John Cage while studying at SUNY Buffalo. Subsequently, Jonathan attended Oberlin Conservatory, UC... Continue reading »

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