Long time professional vocalist, educator and ensemble leader in a wide variety of styles. Masters and Ph.D. in World Music, B.A. in Voice and Composition. Led 5 voice professional jazz ensemble in Los Angeles 10 years (See dated photo on this site, 8X10 glossy, from that time!) Extensive experience as professor/instructor (history, performance, survey & theory) in various states, schools and arts programs, including adjunct at the Univ. of Arizona and Tucson's former Prime School of Music. International touring/performing experience and published lyricist/arranger. Scholar for the Arizona Humanities Council Speaker's Bureau and published journalist on the arts and specifically jazz. I will be directing youth jazz chorus starting Fall 09 at the Tucson Jazz Institute.