Staff

Angela M. Wellman

Founding Director

Ava Square-LeVias

Admin. Associate
Volunteer Coord.

Sonia Porter

Operations Mgr,
Interim Youth Program Mgr

Trina Fields

Project Coordinator
Grants Mgr

Faculty

Gary Brown – Bass
Christopher Clarke – Trumpet
Obrayan Calderon
-Trombone, Afro-Cuban Music
Ronnie Daliyo – Zimbabwean Marimbas
Marco Diaz – Trumpet, Piano
Mary Goree
– Business of Music
Lloyd Gregory – Guitar
Carlo Gutierrez – Afroperuvian Cajón
Tammy Hall – Piano
Jon Jang – Piano, History
Randella Jones – Violin
Ben Lee – Bass
Azure McCall – Jazz Vocal Performance
Branice McKenzie – Vocal Performance
Sandra Noriega – Percussion, Conducting
Glen Pearson – Piano
Ruthie Price – Jazz Drumming
Peta Robles – Afroperuvian percussion
Mario Salomon
 – Afro-Cuban Percussion
Nzingah Smith – Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Ava Square-LeVias – Piano, West African Dance
Ahsa-Ti Nu Tyehimba-Ford – Sound Engineering
Cadence Ware – Percussion
Angela Wellman – Trombone
Jeff Worrall – Trumpet, Guitar
Daniel Zamalloa – Guitar

Board of Directors

Laurie Cahn
Steve Grevious
Brandi Howard
Coriander Melious
Destiny Muhammed
Sonya Scott

School and Community Partnerships

East Oakland Youth Development Center
Eastside Arts Alliance
Edna Brewer Middle School
Lodestar
Montera Middle School
Oakland High School
Oakland School of Language
SFJAZZ Education
Westlake Middle School

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