Paul De Castro
Lecturer; Ethnomusicology, Global Jazz Studies

Jazz history; Director, Latin Jazz Big Band

Paul De Castro is a pianist, suona player, composer, arranger, and producer. De Castro started his musical studies at age five. His initial interest in music led him to start piano studies and vocal performance in Lima, Peru. These activities led to his acceptance into the Conservatorio Nacional de Música, pre-college studies. Immigrating to the USA at age twenty to continue his musical studies, he earned a D.M.A. in Music Composition from the University of Texas at Austin.

In his capacity of lecturer/performer, he has visited many countries such as Australia, Canada, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Spain, Romania, Hungary, and Cuba.

Latin Jazz, Cuban music, suona performance in both Cuban and Chinese styles, jazz, and world music.

D.M.A., Music Composition, The University of Texas at Austin.

Yuri Shimoda
Digital Projects and Preservation Specialist, UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive
Farzad Amoozegar
Adjunct Assistant Professor
I Nyoman Wenten
Adjunct Assoc. Professor
Daniel Szabo
Adjunct Associate Professor
Supeena Adler
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pejman Hadadi
Visiting Assistant Professor
Steven Loza
Chair of Global Jazz Studies; Professor
Mark Kligman
Chair of Ethnomusicology; Professor
A. J. Racy
Distinguished Professor
Chi Li
Adjunct Professor
Ivan Varimezov
Adjunct Assoc. Professor

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