Professional Experience

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List of Professional Gigs: 2001 – 2013 (not including performing at private parties and teaching Los Angeles music lessons):

[spoiler title=”2013″]• Cafe Aman, Los Angeles, CA with Miamon Miller’s Folk Dance Band
• Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Thousand Oaks, Ca with Sukhawat Ali Khan (Producer)
• Private House in Woodland Hills, CA with Sukhawat Ali Khan (Producer)
• Session for Documentry Film with Composer Brownwen Jones
• Residency at Disney California Adventure with The Stefani Valadez Ensemble (Producer performing 2 – 4x  per month from July 2011)
• Kulas Space in Santa Monica with Donna De Lory
• Moksha Fest in Topanga, CA with Donna De Lory
• Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Thousand Oaks, Ca with Mahadev
• Valley Beth Shalom Temple Encino, CA with Rimonim (performing 1 – 4x per month for services and special events from June 2008)
• Brenywood Presbyterian Church with the Nashuva Band (performing monthly, holidays and special services from April 2005)
• East West Center, Jaffa, ISRAEL with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Gan Haem, Haifa, ISRAEL with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Temple Beth David, Temple City, CA with Cantor Richard Schwartz (5x per year from Jan 2010)
• Valley Beth Shalom Day School, Encino, CA with Cantor Phil Baron (2-3x per month from Sept 2010)
• El Cid Night Club, Los Angeles, CA with Mahadev
• Session with Jared Stein for CD Project
• Gene Autry Museum, Burbank, CA with Hillel Tigay and Judeo
• Inner Power Yoga, Woodland Hills, CA with Mahadev
• Session with Hubie Scemama CD Project
• Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles, CA with Mahadev
• Beth Chayim Chadashim, Los Angeles, CA with Cantor Yuval Porat (1 – 2x per year from June 2008)
• Topanga Earthday, Topanga, CA with Melanie Kareem Dance School (Producer)
• Temple Aliyah, West Hills, CA with Cantor Mike Stein
• Dances of Universal Peace Event, Los Angeles, CA
• Residency at Kohler Art Museum-Sheboygan,WI with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Temple Judea, Encino, CA with Cindy Aboody
• Chico State University, Chico, CA Workshop and Concert with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Dancing Shiva Yoga, Los Angeles, CA with Mahadev and Sheela Bringi
• Disney Hall, the Music Center, Los Angeles, CA with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Maryville University, St. Louis, MO with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Residency at University of Chicago with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Depauw University, Greencastle, IN with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• New York Open Center, New York, NY  with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Seven Pillars Concert New York, NY with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Bhakti Yoga Shahla, Santa Monica, CA with Terra Gold and Friends
• Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles, CA with The Yuval Ron Ensemble[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”2012″]• Session with Donna De Lory
• Temple Israel of Hollywood with Cantor Danny Maseng
• With Yuval Ron and Naser Musa at Downtown LA Mercado World Culture Event
• Las Vegas, NV Led Drum Circle for Expedia.Com
• Kulas Space, Santa Monica, CA CD Release with Terra Gold
• Temple Beth El, Pomona, CA for Jewish Federation (Producer)
• El Camino College, Torrance, CA with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Valley Outreach Temple, Woodland Hills with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Ribbit Oak Grove, Topanga, CA with Sukhawat Ali Khan (Producer)
• Muse Elementry Fund Raiser, Agoura Hills, CA  with Donna De Lory
• Inner Peace Concert and Fundraiser, Los Angeles, CA with Donna De Lory
• Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles, CA Bar Mitzvah with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Masons Meeting in Glendale with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• San Diego State University Event to Commemorate Bosnians with Yale Strom and Friends
• Session with Donna De Lory
• Ford Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA with Listen for Life
• Ramona Bowl, Hemet, CA with Listen for Life
• Room 5, Los Angeles, CA with Rafe Pearlman
• Session with Nyofu Tyson on CD Project
• Private Event with Simcha Orchestra, Beverly Hills, CA (Producer)
• Leventine Center, Laguna Beach, CA with Yuval Ron, Naser Musa and Jim Gripp
• Mi Moda Studios, Los Angeles, CA with The Stefani Valadez Ensemble (Producer)
• Ribbit Oak Grove, Topanga, CA with Sukhawat Ali Khan (Producer)
• Moksha Festival, Santa Monica, CA with Terra Gold
• Indigo Vortez Festival, Hemet, CA with Mahadev
• Yale University Residency with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Abode of the Message, New Lebanon, NY Concert and Workshop with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• UCLA Israeli Conference with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Private Party in Beverly Hills, CA with Mahadev
• Leo Baeck Temple, Westwood, CA with Musical Director David Kates
• Private House, Studio City, CA Kids Drum Circle
• Leventine Cultural Center, Beverly Hills, CA,  Concert with Yuval Ron, Naser Musa and Rowan Storm
• Temple Beth El, Aliso Viejo, CA with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Getty Villa, Malibu, CA with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Jewish Community Center, Yom Ha’atzmaut Israel Festival, Scottsdale, AZ with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• First Presbyterian Church, Lincoln, NE with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Session with Jamey Scott of Dynamic Audio Post for iphone app
• Private Party, Culver City, CA with Hillel Tigay and Judeo
• McCain Auditorium, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• JCC of Greater Kansas City, Overland Park, KS with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA with LA Jewish Symphony and Vanessa Paloma
• La Verne College, Pamona, CA with LA Jewish Symphony and Vanessa Paloma
• Los Angeles Museum of Art with Hamid Saeidi for Neyrouz
• Living in La La Land TV Show live in Los Angeles
• Pasadena Public Library with Yuval Ron
• Chico State University, Chico, CA Workshop and Concert with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Peery’s Egyptian Theater, Ogden, UT with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Session with Sukadev and Akadama Jackson for CD Project
• Brandeis Bardin, Simi Valley, CA with Cantor Nate Lamm, David Kates and Yuval Ron
• Valley Beth Shalom,  Music is a Conversation Lecture with Yuval Ron
• Temple Emanuel, Beverly Hills, CA with Cantor Yohah Kliger and Rabbi Jonathan Aaron
• Trinity Lutheran Church – Stillwater, MN with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Page Theater, Winona, MN with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Session with Jack Wall for Video Game
• Private Party at American Jewish University with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Steven S. Wise Temple, Los Angeles with Cantor Nate Lamm, David Kates and Yuval Ron
• Cantors Conference, Palm Springs, CA with Rimonim Band and Yuval Ron[/spoiler]

Highlights Only Prior to 2012

[spoiler title=”2011″]• Sessions with Hillel Tigay for Judeo CD
• iSTWest Ensemble (aka TurkFlamenco) Residency at Disney California Adventure beginning July 2011)
• Pasadena City College School of Music performance with Brandon Turner & Friends
• Groundswell Performance as part of the world fest of sacred music Los Angeles with Robert Een
• Session with Gilad Barakan for Track on upcoming CD
• Indianapolis Central Library, Indianapolis, IN with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Butler University, Indianapolis, IN with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Broad Stage, Santa Monica, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble and Guest Flamenco Artists
• Bhakti Fest, Joshua Tree, CA with Terra Gold and Ensemble
• Club Zanzibar, Santa Monica, CA with The Ava Nahas Percussion Ensemble
• Monthly Shabbat Services at Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles (1 – 2x per month beginning March 2010)
• Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Temple Israel of Hollywood, The Israeli-Bedouin music connection, Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Sultanahmet Square Amphetheatre, Istanbul, Turkey with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Teaching Artist at Remo Recreational Center beginning 8/2007
• Session with Jack Wall for Video Game
• Sinai Temple, Concert Ashkenafard, Los Angeles, CA produced by Craig Taubman
• Schoenberg Music Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Valley Beth Shalom, Debbie Friedman Memorial Concert
• Sessions with Heyraneh for Promise to Freedom CD[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”2010″]• Morgan Wixon Theatre, Los Angeles, CA with the iSTWest Ensemble
• Session with Yuval Ron for Japanese Video Game
• The Toby, Indianapolis Art Museum, Indianapolis, IN with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Knutson Center Centrum at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Saint John’s University, St. Joseph, MN with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• The Cedar, Minneapolis, MN with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Sessions with Miraz Music for CD
• Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA for Naked Rhythm Event
• Hyatt Regency Long Beach, CA for Turkish American Assoc. with the iSTWest Ensemble
• Ontario College, Ontario, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• To Life, A Jewish Cultural Street Fair, Palo Alto, CA with the Stefani Valadez Ensemble
• Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Morgan-Wixson Theatre, Santa Monica, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Ford Amphitheater, Cinema Judaica, Hollywood, CA with the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony
• Unitarian Universalist Church, Concert for Unity, Clovis, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Temple Isaiah Concert with Debbie Friedman
• Taught at California Traditional Music Society Fall Equinox Festival
• Braille Institute for the Blind, Hollywood, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Cambridge Friends Meeting House, Cambridge, MA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• North Hampton College, North Hampton, MA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Session for Joel Goldsmith
• G2 Gallery, Venice, CA with the iSTWest Ensemble
• Seville, SPAIN with Yuval Ron Ensemble and local Flamenco Artists
• Jerez de la Frontera, SPAIN with Yuval Ron Ensemble and local Flamenco Artists
• Madrid, SPAIN with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• All Saints Church, Pasadena, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Pasadena Presbyterian Church Easter Performance
• Grand Annex, San Pedro, CA with Yuval Ron
• JCC of Berkley Jewish Music Festival with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Valley Beth Shalom Shabbat with the Stefani Valadez Ensemble
• Meditation Mount, Ojai, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• First Unitarian Church Sanctuary, Portland, OR with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Beall Hall, Eugene, OR with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Havurah Shir Hadash, Ashland, OR with Yuval Ron Ensemble[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”2009″]• Milkin Center with the Kol Sephardic Choir
• Event for Human Rights Watch at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Led Drum Circle for the Jewish Federation, Brandeis Bardin Campus
• Autry Museum Concert with Hillel Tigay and Ikar
• Broad Stage, Santa Monica, CA for Santa Monica College Faculty Concert with Diana Zaslove
• Co-Producer of Topanga World Music and Dance Festival, Topanga, CA
• Los Angeles Zoo with the Stefani Valadez Ensemble
• Session with Maya Zebley for Songwriting contest Video
• Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, Batha Museum of Moroccan Arts, Fes, Morocco with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium, Kodiak, AK with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Anchorage, AK with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Hering Auditorium, Fairbanks, AK with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, AK with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Butler University, Indianapolis, IN with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center, Indianapolis, IN with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• 2nd Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, IN with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• S. Mark Taper Auditorium, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Seattle University, Seattle, WA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, Yale University, New Haven, CT with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Session for Valley Beth Shalom for Rimonim CD[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”2008″]• Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Holiday Celebration with the Stefani Valadez Ensemble
• Session with MESTO for CD
• Session with Ross Levinson for Ikar CD
• Session with Kol Sephardic Choir for CD
• Rothko Chapel, Houston, TX with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Brentwood Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Concert at Zipper Hall, Los Angeles, CA with MESTO
• West LA College and Leventine Cultural Center concert with the iSTWest Ensemble
• Session with The Kronos Quartet for CD Floodplain
• The World Festival of Sacred Music LA, Skirball Cultural Center, with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• World Festival of Sacred Music LA, Loyola Marymount University with the Stefani Valadez Ensemble
• World Festival of Sacred Music LA, Loyola Marymount University with the iSTWest Ensemble
• World Festival of Sacred Music LA, Loyola Marymount University with the Ava Nahas Ensemble
• McCabes Guitar Center, Los Angeles, CA with Extreme Klezmer Makeover
• Levitt Pavillion Pasadena with Smadar Levi
• Session with Yuval Ron for Sukhawat Ali Khan CD
• Westlake Hyatt, Westlake, CA with 8th Day
• LA Treasures Award concert with Stefani Valadez
• LA Treasures Award concert with Extreme Klezmer Makeover
• San Diego Museum of Modern Art with MESTO
• Session with Nick Winslow
• Topanga Earthday Festival with the Marla Leigh Ensemble
• Agua Caliente Grand Opening, Palm Springs, CA with the Yoruba House World Drum Ensemble
• Abode of the Message and Darrow School, New Lebanon, New York with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Claremont Folk Festival, Claremont, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• “Seeds of Compassion” with the Dalai Lama, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Loyola Marymount University Department of Theological Studies, Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Chapman College, Orange, CA with the Stefani Valadez Ensemble
• Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Islamic Center of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”2007″]• Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Holiday Celebration with the Extreme Klezmer Makeover
• Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Holiday Celebration with the the Stefani Valadez Ensemble
• Sessions with Donna DeLory for CD
• Brandies-Bardin Institute – Triumph Peace Project – Rotary Club International with Yuval Ron
• International Oud Festival in Jerusalem, Israel with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Bet Hagefen, Haifa, Israel with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach, CA with Los Angeles Jewish Symphony
• Getty Villa, Malibu, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Session with Vanya for Demo
• Malibu Eco Fest, Malibu, CA with the Stefani Valadez Ensemble
• Session with Ed Wing for CD
• Goddess Temple, Irvine, CA concert with Heyraneh
• Coffee Gallery Backstage, Altadena, CA with Extreme Klezmer Makeover
• Chapman University, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• LA Jewish Symphony, Ford Ampitheatre, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Concert for Peace at Culver City High School, Culver City, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• University of California, Santa Barbara, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Chapman College, Orange, CA with MESTO
• Family Festival, The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Topanga Earthday with Mystic Journey
• Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Session with Jason Van Leewen
• Residency, St. Marks Cathedral, Seattle, WA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• The Shannon Center, Whittier College, Whittier, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Herrick Chapel, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Brandeis Bardin Institute Founders Weekend with Yuval Ron Ensemble[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”2006″]• Session with Dan Radlauer for TV Show
• Shoenberg Hall UCLA with MESTO
• Claremont School of Theology, Temple Beth Israel, Pomona, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• The Chapel of the Sacred Heart, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Claremont College, Pomona, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Skirball Cultural Center Cafe Z Series with the Stefani Valadez Ensemble
• Theatricum Botanicum with Mystic Journey
• Licensing Fee for 2 Songs from Extreme Klezmer Makeover CD “Under Construction”
• International Festival of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Skirball Cultural Center Cafe Z Series with Extreme Klezmer Makeover
• Brandeis University, Waltham, MA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Music Fest Pasadena with Mystic Journey
• Session with Tahila Lauder
• Session with Wispering Wind Media
• Calmont School, Topanga, CA with the Melanie Kareem School of Middle Eastern Dance
• Morgan Wixon Theatre with Mitra
• International Music Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Faith Jam ’06 – Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Seder for Darfur – UCLA Hilel, Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• California State University, San Bernardino – San Bernardino, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Islamic Center – Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Johns Hopkins Univenrsity – Baltimore, MD with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Indianapolis Museum of Arts – Indianapolis, IN with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Peace Learning Center – Indianapolis, IN with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Access LA Fundraiser at Anaheim Hilton with MESTO[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”2005″]• California State University, San Macros – San Macros, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• World Festival of Sacred Music LA, Santa Monica Pier with the Stefani Valdez Ensemble
• World Festival of Sacred Music LA, Bergamont Station with Shamans Dream
• World Festival of Sacred Music LA, University of Southern California with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• World Festival of Sacred Music LA, Sounds of Sacred Fest with Shanti Shivani
• Peace Festival – Korea with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Sessions with MESTO for CD The Crecent
• Wilshire Blvd Temple, Los Angeles, CA with Rebbe Soul
• Rio Hondo College – Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• UCLA Fowler Museum – Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• West Hollywood Park and Recreation Auditurium – Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Bahai Center – Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Faith Jam ’05 – Islamic Center – Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Brandeis University – Boston, MA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Middlebury College – Middlebury, VT with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Cal Tech – Pasadena, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• International Folk Festival – Lublin, Poland with Yuval Ron Ensemble[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”2004″]• Smith College – North Hampton, MA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Boston College – Boston, MA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Peace Abbey – Sherborn, MA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Ford Amphitheater– Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Getty Center – Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Peace Conference at UCLA – Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Leo Baeck Temple – Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Unitarian Universalist Church – Santa Monica, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Peace Music Festival – Culver City, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Israeli Festival – Encino, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Festival of Interfaith Unity at Iman Center – Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Wilshire United Methodist Church – Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Marshal Valley College – Marshall, MI with Yuval Ron Ensemble[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”2003″]• World Festival of Sacred Music LA, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Loyola Marymount University – Los Angeles, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• West LA College, CD Release Concert “Under the Olive Tree” with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• University of California – San Diego, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Topanga Christian Fellowship Church – Topanga Canyon, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”2002″]• Autry Museum – Hollywood, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Agape Church – Culver City, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• Micro-Fest Festival – Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”2001″]• Ford Amphitheater – Hollywood, CA with Yuval Ron Ensemble
• UCLA Hammer Museum Concert Series with Yuval Ron Ensemble[/spoiler]

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