American percussionist from California, who made his first musical education at the , followed up by a PhD at the . His teachers were , and tabla-master . He founded several ensembles for contemporary music, like and the . He performed throughout the US, Europe and Japan and recorded with several renowned contemporary artists and was interested in the music of other cultures such as India, Indonesia and the Middle-East.
He is a percussion instructor at the California State University, Sacramento and artistic director of the Festival of New American Music.