Salim Washington
Professor and Chair of Global Jazz Studies

Salim Washington is a composer and multi instrumentalist, playing tenor sax, flute, oboe and bass clarinet. He has played and recorded with many of the luminaries of the art form, and has been featured in festivals and other venues throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Washington has combined a life in music with a life of the mind, and is a scholar of black music and culture, having written several articles and co-written with Farah Jasmine Griffin Clawing at the Limits of Cool, a book about the collaboration between Miles Davis and John Coltrane. He currently serves as professor of Global Jazz Studies and Music at UCLA. He works to combine his artistry and pedagogy with his political conviction that we must work to improve our society with greater justice for all.

Jacques Lesure
Lecturer - Jazz Guitar
Roberto Miranda
Adjunct Assoc. Professor
Steven Loza
Professor - Global Jazz Studies, Ethnomusicology, Director of the UCLA Center for Latino Arts
Clayton Cameron
Lecturer - Percussion, Director of Jazz Combo
Ruth Price
Adjunct Assoc. Professor
Kat De Nicola
Assistant to the Chair - Department of Musicology and Global Jazz Studies Program
Tamir Hendelman
Lecturer - Keyboards (Jazz Keyboard Harmony, Jazz Improvisation and Analysis)
Arturo O’Farrill
Director, UCLA Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra; Professor
Charley Harrison
Lecturer, Director of UCLA Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Combo
Alison Deane
Associate Adjunct Professor
Cheryl L. Keyes
Professor - Global Jazz Studies and Ethnomusicology (Contemporary Jazz, Hip Hop)
Hitomi Oba
Lecturer and Director of Contemporary Jazz Ensemble

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