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Download (PDF): fake jerseys  David Roitstein CV 2016   short bio 2016 •   Long Bio & Interview   •   fake jerseys

Pianist and composer fake jerseys David fake jerseys Roitstein is the Jazz Program Director at California Institute of fake jerseys the fake jerseys Arts.  He received his degrees from the fake jerseys 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 wedding bands to emerging jazz talents such as Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny, and Carmen Lundy.  He fake jerseys went on to work with many fake jerseys legendary singers including fake jerseys Mel Torme, Carmen McRae, and Frank fake jerseys Sinatra.

David moved to Los Angeles in 1981, and, together with fake jerseys the world-renowned bassist Charlie Haden, created the innovative and award-winning CalArts Jazz Program in fake jerseys 1983.  In fake jerseys 1990, with the support of Capitol Records and EMI Music, he established fake jerseys the annual CalArts fake jerseys Jazz CD project.  Since then, he has produced twenty-seven CDs at Capitol Studios, documenting original compositions by CalArts students.

While teaching and building the program, Roitstein continued to perform fake jerseys in clubs, concerts and tours, and as a studio musician fake jerseys for film, television fake jerseys and records.  A new recording is Conversations (Jazz Compass 1024), a duo CD with fake jerseys guitarist Larry fake jerseys Koonse (Best Albums of 2015 – Downbeat magazine), and a recent fake jerseys recording is Americana (Jazz Compass 1001) with fake jerseys Larry Koonse, Scott Colley, and Kendall Kay.  As fake jerseys a composer, he has produced two recordings of new works, featuring chamber fake jerseys music and jazz compositions.

In October 2007, Roitstein was designated the Mel Powell Chair at CalArts, one of four honorary endowed faculty chairs fake jerseys in the School of Music.

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