Faculty

Bennie Maupin
Jazz: Saxophone
661-253-7816
B322

Paul Novros
Jazz: Saxophone
pnovros@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B322

Paul Novros has been active in all areas of jazz—performing, arranging, composing and teaching. He is currently completing a major text on jazz improvisation titled The Craft of Jazz Improvisation. Continue reading »

Darek Oles
Jazz: Bass
doles@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B214

Darek "Oles" Oleszkiewicz was born on February 20, 1963 in Wroclaw, Poland. At the age of five Darek began his music education at the State Music School in Wroclaw. Piano was his first instrument, but later he played guitar, electric bass and finally at eighteen years old, he switched to... Continue reading »

David Roitstein
Chair, Jazz Program
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 artists, from Cuban... Continue reading »

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