Faculty

Vardan Ovsepian
Faculty, School of Music
Jazz Piano
vovsepian@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Vardan Ovsepian is an Armenia-born pianist/composer whose studies include Yerevan State Conservatory, Estonian Music Academy, Helsinki Jazz Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music.  Performs solo as well as with artists such as Mick Goodrick, Tim Miller, Peter Erskine, Jerry Bergonzi,... Continue reading »

Jeff Parker
Faculty, School of Music
Jazz
jlparker@calarts.edu

Jeff Parker (b. Bridgeport, Connecticut USA, 4/4/67) is recognized as one of contemporary music’s most versatile and innovative electric guitarists and composers - creating works that exploit the contrary relationships between tradition and technology, improvisation and... Continue reading »

Cathlene Pineda
Jazz: Piano
cpineda@calarts.edu
661 253 7816
B322

Cathlene Pineda is a sought after pianist and composer in the Los Angeles area. In June 2020, , Orenda Records released Cathlene’s third album of original music, “Rainbow Baby,” hailed by critics as “beautifully articulated” (Jazz Times). It chronicles her... Continue reading »

Jonathan Pinson
Faculty, School of Music
Jazz
jpinson@calarts.edu
661-253-7733 Ext 7733
B205

Jonathan Pinson began his love affair with the drum set at the age of two when he was surrounded by the music of his mother’s choir. His formal music training began at the age of six with instruction on the piano. Shortly after, Jonathan transitioned to the drum set at the Colburn School... Continue reading »

Logan Richardson
Faculty, Jazz
lrichardson@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, saxophonist Logan Richardson hails from a city with a rich historical lineage of improvised music. By the age of 16 Richardson had begun performing professionally, and at 19 he left for Boston to attend the Berklee School of Music, followed by... Continue reading »

David Roitstein
Director, Jazz Program Specialization
Jazz: Piano
roit@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2235
B240

Pianist and composer David Roitstein is the Jazz Program Director at California Institute of the Arts.  He received his degrees from the University of Miami.  As a young musician in the culturally diverse Florida city, Roitstein performed and recorded with a wide variety of... Continue reading »

Daniel Rosenboom
Faculty, School of Music
Jazz Trumpet
danielrosenboom@calarts.edu

Dan Rosenboom (b. May 7, 1982) is an internationally recognized trumpet player, composer, and producer. He is known as a prolific member of the Los Angeles creative music scene, having released more than 25 albums of original music as a solo artist and bandleader and has supported over 60... Continue reading »

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