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Frank plays Oboe, English Horn and Oboe d'Amore. He has performed with the New York City Opera, Seattle Symphony, Long Island Philharmonic and Concordia. He has been a solo oboist for festivals across the United States for seventeen years. He received a Bachelor Degree in Music from Yale University and a M.M. from the Eastman School of Music. He has taught at three universities/conservatories and has been the winner of five major competitions. Franck presently works for the La Jolla Music Society. He is looking forward to performing in the free lance field.
Eric plays trap drums. He performs with the UCSD Gospel Choir and also with the worship and praise band at Scott Memorial Church. Eric leans towards 50's Rockabilly and Country music. He attended the Berklee College of Music for one year in addition to receiving private drum lesions. Eric states that he is hard working, dependable and accountable. He strives to be professional and personable.
Ignacio "Kiko" Cbriam
Kiko is a virtuoso guitarist and also plays electric bass. He is very well known in Mexico and South America as a first rate producer in the electronic media field. He was with famed Mexican pop vocalist Luis Miguel for nine years. He has also worked with Kirk Whalum and Freddie Hubbard. Kiko's work is mainly in recording studios.
Deb plays saxes, flute and keyboards. She graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1085, Cum Laude. Deb has performed recently with Just Friends in Kearny Mesa. She has just recorded a demo for Joyful Jazz. Deb was featured in San Diego Magazine in 1980. She has played professionally in San Diego, San Francisco Bay area and in Boston. She played lead tenor with the SDSU jazz band and other area big bands. Deb has also composed for schools and private organizations.
Lisa plays French Horn. Lisa also performs with Just Friends in the Kearny Mesa area. She will be playing in the La Jolla Symphony. Lisa studied with Local 325 members John Lorge, Warren Gref and Brent Dutton. She received a MM in Horn performance from SDSU. In the past Lisa performed professionally in San Diego in brass quintets, woodwind quintets, jazz ensembles, symphony, and opera orchestras.
Thai plays piano, synthesizer and he is also a vocalist. He is versatile in many styles of music. He has worked casuals, concerts and steady engagements in the San Diego area. Thai is a music major at UCSD. He will be working with Local 325 member Kamau Kenyatta. Thai mentions that he is super reliable and a responsible individual and musician.
Travis plays viola and violin. He received an undergraduate degree at USC and a Masters from Rice University. He has performed at Vail Valley Music Festival with members of Orpheus and at the Music Society of Lincoln Center. He will be working with the San Diego Symphony and Chamber Orchestra.
Steve is a superb guitarist who has rejoined Local 325. He has worked as a composer for Warner Brothers, Universal Studios, Disney, NASA and for the Olympics. Steve has performed with Mike Wofford, Jim Plank, Bob Magnusson and Don Menza. He plays solo on the electric and/or acoustic guitar. He is available for casual and pit orchestra work. In addition to being a composer, Steve also arranges, records, produces, mixes and also does CD art work. He won a Berklee School of Music scholarship from Downbeat Magazine. We welcome this exceptional musician back into our Local.
Dylan plays drums and percussion. He studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy, New England Conservatory and at the New School University Jazz Study Program. Dylan has worked with Gilbert Castellanos and Jack Costanzo, and will be performing the production of Carmen at the La Jolla Playhouse. He specializes in jazz, Cuban and Brazilian styles.
Sandra plays piano. She just finished a six year enlistment with Navy Band Southwest here in San Diego. Sandra studied at the Johann-Joseph-Fux Conservatory of Music in Austria where she received a Bachelors Degree in Music. She is a professional musician versatile in many styles of music from classical to jazz and rock.
Laura plays harp. She received a Bachelors Degree in Music Performance from the University of Oregon. She studied with Sheila Sterling, Elena Mashkovtseva and Adelheid Blovsky-Miller in Vienna, Austria. She has performed with the Baja California Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, the San Diego Opera Orchestra and at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Mel plays piano, Hammond organ and synthesizer. Mel has performed with a group recently called the Three Drink Minimum Band. He has played with the Mesa College and San Diego State jazz ensembles. Mel has club experience as an organist with various local bands.