Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

1999-2004 Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies, minor in Music
University of California, Santa Cruz
1996 Pro-Tools Digital Audio Editing Certificate, Bay Area Video Coalition
1995-1998 San Francisco School of the Arts

MUSICIAN
Professional guitarist, Cuban tres player, and Puerto-Rican cuatro player. Experienced percussion, melodica, bass, and keyboard player. Talented multi-instrumentalist.

2016 Son de La Mission, a musical journey from 1960-present
2016 Tracy Sirota, Ready for Love
2015 La Cuneta, Mondongo
2015 Mariela Castro's March, Film Score for HBO
2015 Ghost Town to Havana, Film Score
2015 Camilo y los Robot Ninjas
2013 Roco Pachucote, Paz y Baile
2013 Marco Diaz, Life Notes
2013 Balance Band, Cali.Co.
2013 Latin Dub Stars featuring Jerry Gonzalez, The Other Bario flim score
2013 Unique Ladies Lowrider Club, film score
2013 Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, San Francisco
2013 Raq Filipina, Filipina Roots
2012 Wayne Wallace, The Last Mambo
2012 Sistema Bomb, Electro-Jarocho
2012 John Santos, Esperanza
2012 Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Pacific Mambo Orchestra Grammy-winning album
2012 Linda Tillery, Celebrate the King
2012 Jeremy Goodfeather, Accidentally Brown
2011 Bituaya, Tambor y Cuero
2011 Enrique Fernandez, Cantos del Sexto Sol
2011 La Mixta Criolla, Afro Taino
2011 The Cuband Cowboys, Diablo Mambo
2011 Jeremy Goodfeather, Accidentally Brown
2011 Santero, Africa
2011 Linda Tillery, Celebrate The King
2011 Naima Shalhoub, You and Me
2011 Trio Sin Lio, Pa’l Monte Lloraras
2011 Nora Roman, I Belong to No Man’s State
2011 Shawn Evans, Songs for Her
2010 Guitars, tres, keyboards, Songs from La Mission
2010 Baritone Guitar, Kepa Junkera, Kalea (Warner Music Spain)
2010 Guitar solo, SambaDá, Gente! album
2010 Guitar, Manicato, Familia album
2010 Guitar, Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir
2010 Freedom Archives, CoInTelPro101 film score
2009 Tres, Grammy®-nomminated John Santos album La Guerra No
2009 Guitar, Fuga! Relatos Rebeldes
2009 Omar Sosa and Greg Landau, DO: A Day Off (SixDegrees)
2009 Guitar, cuatro, Rico Pabon, De la Fé
2009 Melodica, Susana Baca, Poemas
2009 Tres, Susana Baca, Geografias
2009 Guitars, jarana,vocals, La Mission Movie starring Benjamin Bratt
2009 Guitar, Taco Bell national TV commercial
2009 Guitar, Healthy California regional TV commercial
2009 Guitar solos, Jeremy Goodfeather, Goodfeather album
2009 Guitar, bass, keyboards, Fred Gardner, The Ballad of Prop 215
2009 Tres, cuatro, documentary film for Random Cubes Music
2009-present Guitar, electronic bass, vocals, Cyborg Mutiny
2008 Electric guitar, Pamela Rodriguez, En la orilla album
2008 Guitar, Omar Sosa and Greg Landau, Day Off record
2008 Guitar solo, SambaDá, Salve a Bahia album
2008 Archtop guitar, Pat Wynn, Singing is Believing album
2008 Lead guitar, SF musical director, Batista
2008 Lead guitar, SF musical director, Frankely
2008-present Guitar, vocals, Dave and the Diamonds
2008-present Lead guitarist, The Cuban Cowboys
2007-present Guitar, vocals, The Latin Dub Stars
2006-present Cuatro and vocals, La Mixta Criolla
2006 Score, guitar, Lalo’s Jeruselem film
2005 Performed with Stevie Wonder, Temple Bar Los Angeles
2005-present Guitar, lead vocals, The Los Shoegazers
2005-present Guitar, cuatro, AguaLibre
2005-present Guitar, tres, melodica, keyboards, percussion, Santero
2005-2006 Guitarist, tresero, bass, Domingo Siete
2004 Performed with Bobi Cespedes, Carabana, Toronto
2004 Bass, Los Mocosos, “I’m Your Puppet” (SixDegrees Records)
2003-present Tresero, LaTiDo Cuban son quartet
2002-present Guitar, tres, bass, Dr. Loco’s Rockin’ Jalapeño Band
2002-2005 Guitar, tres, cuatro, Quetzal from East LA
2001-present Guitarist, Tresero, Lead Vocalist, Carne Cruda
2000-2004 UCSC Percussion Ensemble with William Winnant
1999-2004 UCSC Jazz Ensemble with Ray Brown
1997-1999 Guitarist, The Ska Messengers
1998 Performed with Carlos Santana at the Hard Rock Café in San Francisco.
1996-1998 Guitarist, San Francisco School of the Arts Jazz Band with Wayne Wallace

AUDIO ENGINEERING
Over 15 years of audio engineering experience. Recording, editing, mixing and mastering on dozens of commercially released albums. Some engineering credits include:

2016 Baby Cash Project, album in production
2016 Rara Replica, album in production
2015 La Cuneta, Mondongo Grammy-nominated album
2015 Los Cojolites, Zapateando Grammy-nominated album
2015 VL Trio, New Season
2015 Hernandez Hideaway, Klezmerotica Sweethearts
2015 Mariela Castro's March, Film Score for HBO
2015 Ghost Town to Havana, Film Score
2015 Gilberto Rodriguez, Desde los del Colibrí
2013 Roco Pachucote, Paz y Baile
2013 Healthy California, A Mis Hijos No television commercial score
2013 The California Honeydrops, Here Comes Love Again
2013 Los Cojolites, Live at the 1st Annual San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival
2013 One-Drop Scott, The Grand Architect
2013 Rico Pabón, Todo Lo Que Soy/ All That I Am
2013 Ron Paco, Mini Rocks
2012 Linda Tillery, Celebrate the King
2012 Jeremy Goodfeather, Accidentally Brown
2012 La Cuneta Son Machin, Paco Chorizo
2012 Childo Tomás, Upcoming Album
2012 Los Cojolites, Live at the 1st Annual San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival
2012 Dot Punto. Histórica
2012 Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up, film score
2012 Los Cojolites, Sembrando Flores
2012 Freedom Archives, Herman Bell film score
2011 Enrique Fernandez, Cantos del Sexto Sol
2011 La Mixta Criolla, Afro Taino
2011 The Cuband Cowboys, Diablo Mambo
2011 Jeremy Goodfeather, Accidentally Brown
2011 Santero, Africa
2011 Linda Tillery, Celebrate The King
2011 Naima Shalhoub, You and Me
2011 Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up? film score
2011 Trio Sin Lio, Pa’l Monte Lloraras
2011 Nora Roman, I Belong to No Man’s State
2011 Shawn Evans, Songs for Her
2010 La Mission Band, Songs from La Mission
2010 Nao Nakazawa, Obolo (film mix in 5.1)
2010 Carne Cruda, Oakland’s Tight
2010 Maldita Vecindad, Circulo Colectivo
2010 Rico Pabon, De la fe
2010 Freedom Archives, CoInTelPro 101 film score
2010 The Oak Park Story film score
2010 Manicato, Famila
2009 Benjamin Bratt, La Mission Movie film soundtrack
2009 Kepa Junkera, Kalea
2009 Susana Baca, Seis Poemas, (SixDegrees Records)
2009 Omar Sosa and Greg Landau, DO: A Day Off
2009 Fred Gardner, The Ballad of Prop 215
2009 John Calloway, The Portola Project
2009 Jeremy Goodfeather, Goodfeather
2009 Edgardo Cambón y Candela, Celebrando 20 Años
2008-present Megasonic Sound, Staff Engineer
2008 Los Cojolites, No Tiene Fin
2007 Producer, La Raza Chronicles News from Latinos and Latin America segment for KPFA
2007 AguaLibre, Ten Cuida’o
2006 LaTiDo, Somos LaTiDo
2006 Evan Goldstein, All About…
2006 Freedom Archives, Accumulated Silence
2006 Arturo Ortega, Teoria Hibrida
2005 Carne Cruda, Spicy Sea Adventures
2005 Haskell Wexler, Who Needs Sleep? film score
2005 Juanita Ulloa, Paz y Alegria
2005 Zarate Pollace Project, Soul Redemption
2004 Senior Thesis, Music and Social Change
2004 Dopamine, film score
2004 Alfonso Maya, Tarot
2003 John Calloway, Diaspora
2003 University of California, Santa Cruz, studio setup
2003 UC Santa Cruz College Eight, staff engineer
2000 Jon Fromer, We Do the Work
1999-2003 La Peña Cultural Center, staff engineer
1999 The Ska Messengers, The Ska Messengers
1998 Dr. Loco’s Rockin’ Jalapeño Band, Barrio Ritmos y Blues

TEACHING
2012 Guest Lecturer, Chicano History, San Francisco City College
2012 Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Latin American Studies, San Francisco City College
2012 Logic and ProTools Individual Lessons, Guitar Center Studios, Emeryville
2012 Adventures in Music educational program, San Francisco Symphony
2011 Reader, Musica Latina, UC Santa Cruz
2010-present Skyline College Community Advisory Board
2009-2010 Los Non-Smokers, afterschool education and health program through The San Jose Jazz Society
2009 Adventures in Music educational program, San Francisco Symphony
2008 Guest Lecturer, World Music, City College of San Francisco
2006 Guest Lecturer, Music of the World, SFSU
2004-2005 Latin Jazz Band teacher, Mission Cultural Center
2005 Guest Lecturer, Musica Latina, UCSC
2004 TA, Musica Latina, University of California, Santa Cruz
2001-present Private guitar and tres lessons
2001 Sound Forge tutorial creation, UCSC

MUSIC INDUSTRY AFFILIATIONS
2012-present Elected to Board of Governors, The Recording Academy San Francisco Chapter
2009-present Voting Member, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
2008-present Member, Independent Online Digital Alliance
2008-present Co-founder and President, Round Whirled Records
2005-present Member, ASCAP
2003-present Producer, Round World Music
2001-present Founder, Carne Cruda

SKILLS
Technical
• Expert in ProTools and other audio software including Logic Studio, Reason,
• Sequoia, Ableton Live, Melodyne, Garage Band, etc. as well as music notation software including Finale
• HTML and web development skills, expert in Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop, Fetch, iWeb, etc.
• Extensive expert knowledge of analog and digital recording processes



Languages
• English
• Spanish

Leadership
• Experienced producer
• Experienced bandleader
• Self-employed and highly motivated
• Excellent public speaking and interpersonal communication skills
• Highly experienced at performing in front of large audiences
• Experienced Public Relations and Marketing specialist
• Inside knowledge of the Music and Recording industries including valuable personal and professional contacts

Musical
• Professional guitarist, Cuban tres, and Puerto-Rican cuatro player
• Experienced bass, melodica player, keyboardist, percussionist, and vocalist
• Proficient treble-clef reader
• Arrangements and composition
• Musical direction skills
• Extensive knowledge of Latin American music including son, salsa, cumbia, merengue, bomba, plena, seis, son jarocho, cha-cha-cha, danzon, etc. as well as Jazz, blues, classical, rock, hip-hop, and new music styles.