Resume and CV

Instruments

  • Saxophone
  • Djembe
  • Balafon
  • Dun Dun
  • Flute

Experience

Private Saxophone Instructor

  • Taught weekly lessons for novice saxophone students.
  • Created customized teaching materials and lessons to meet student goals.

Competencies

Music Theory

  • Improvisational melodic and harmonic structures.
  • Traditional West African rhythms and songs.
  • Experience in phrasing of Funk, Blues, and Afro-cuban styles.

Music Production

  • Digital music transcription
  • Recording and mixing techniques
  • Logic Pro X

Instruction

Abou Sylla
Djembe, Dun Dun, Balafon
Austin, TX 2016-present
Ibrahim Aminou
Kora, N’goni
Austin, TX 2015

Selected Performances

Music Festivals

  • 27th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival – Austin, TX 2016
  • Texas Taco Tequila and Margarita Festival – Conroe, TX 2016
  • Texas Folklife Festival – Austin, TX 2016
  • International Music Festival – Austin, TX 2014, 2016-2017

Selected Ensembles

Bramaya West African Dance and Drum Ensemble
Saxophone, Djembe, Dun Dun : 2012–present
Superfónicos
Saxophone : 2016–present
Zoumountchi
Saxophone : 2012–2014

Theatre

Miracle on 34th St.
Saxophone, Flute : Georgetown Palace Theatre, 2015
The Buddy Holly Story
Saxophone, Actor : Georgetown Palace Theatre, 2015

Honors and Awards

Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program
Awardee, 2016