I am an instrumentalist and composer. I’m most at home playing and writing for acoustic guitar, solo and in ensembles. Mostly self-taught on my instruments, I’m classically trained as a composer. My principal influences are blues, jazz, rock, and world musics, in particular, Jewish, Balkan, and Asian. Regarding the latter, my students from China and South Korea tell me I’m a “chin (ancient Chinese zither) master,” because of my guitar style. In 2014, I took my decades-long interest in Asian musics to the next level by attending an intensive course in gugak – traditional Korean musics – in Seoul. I’m pleased and honored to be “home” in ensemble-MA.
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