Bassist, composer, producer, vocalist, and educator Paul Beaudry is a San Francisco native now residing in New York. Since relocating to New York in early 2001, Beaudry has toured worldwide as a sideman with Steve Turre, Wycliffe Gordon, Allan Harris, Dee Daniels, Winard Harper, Dion Parson, and Eric Lewis and also performed in concerts or on recordings with such jazz greats as Clark Terry, Roy Hargrove, Grady Tate, Frank Wess, Jimmy Cobb, Charlie Persip, Cecil Bridgewater, Billy Harper, Eric Alexander, Eddie Henderson, Cyrus Chestnut, Johnny O'Neal, Bruce Barth, Rene Marie, Paula West, and Dave Valentine. He has played on over 25 recordings, toured in 30 countries and is the leader of the quartet Paul Beaudry & Pathways which in 2010 released its self-titled debut on Dancing Spirit Records and its follow up release "Americas" on Soundkeeper Recordings. The group was chosen for a 2010 Latin America tour and a 2011 Central Asia tour for "The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad" program co-sponsored by Jazz At Lincoln Center and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. On tour they travel as U.S. cultural jazz ambassadors giving concerts and workshops to diverse audiences of all ages. Beaudry is also currently on faculty at the Teachers College at Columbia University.
Victor Lin is an educator and performer from Seattle, WA currently residing in New York City. A jazz pianist and violinist, Victor has an undergraduate degree in music from the University of Washington and a masters degree in jazz studies from Rutgers University, where he was a student of Kenny Barron. He is currently finishing his doctorate in music education at Columbia University Teachers College, where he teaches jazz piano and jazz ensembles. In New York City, Victor has performed in a wide and eclectic variety of contexts. As a pianist, he has performed at Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors, Bryant Park's Piano Series, and recently been featured in Jack Kleinsinger's "Highlights In Jazz" at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. In addition, Victor has performed at Flushing Town Hall, The Japan Society, The Blue Note, and is a regular at the well-known Knickerbocker in downtown Manhattan. As a violinist, he has been a part of Frank Vignola's Hot Club USA and The Howard Fishman Quartet. Aside from his performance credentials, Victor's primary focus has been on education. He has been on the faculty of the prestigious Stanford Jazz Workshop for the past eleven years, taught at the Mark O'Connor Fiddle Camp for three years, and currently directs the jazz program at The Calhoun School, a private progressive education school on the upper west side of Manhattan.
Known by her professional name, Haruko Nara is a jazz pianist, composer, and educator. Originally from Japan, she has been concertizing worldwide for over 20 years. Over the years, Dr. Yoshizawa has played with numerous eminent musicians including Frank Wess, Billy Higgins, Eddie Henderson, Carl Allen, Nana Vasconselos, Clifford Jordan, Don Cherry, Wallace Roney, Buster Williams, and Rufus Reid. She also has performed with groups led by Kenny Garrett, Major Holley, Marion Cowings, and Billy Hart. In 1990, she released her debut album My Favorite Things from Pony Canyon Label. She has also played the synthesizer on three of Lonnie Plaxico's recordings as well as beingfeatured on Kiyoto Fujiwara's recording of MG4. Dr. Yoshizawa earned a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Manhattan School of Music. She also studied classical composition at The Juilliard School and studied jazz piano with Kenny Barron and jazz arranging with David Berger. She holds a Doctorate Degree in Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
A graduate of TC's Doctoral Program in Music Education, Angelo Miranda serves as an adjunct instructor in the Music Education program, offering aspiring music teachers an opportunity to learn about percussion methods. Angelo has an extensive performance background in the greater New York area with over 40 years of experience as drummer-percussionist.
A sample of local venues where Angelo has performed would include: The Symphony Space Theater, The St. Regis Hotel, Madison Square Garden and The Waldorf Astoria. Angelo played and toured with The Harlem Opera Society where he was a member of the pit orchestra jazz quartet. He was also timpanist for Virgil Thomson’s New York premiere performance of Plough that Broke The Plains which took place at the Cathedral of Saint John the DivIne. Regarding his teachers, Angelo is always happy to mention that his very first drumset teacher was the legendary Count Basie drummer “Papa” Jo Jones who he studied with briefly at the then popular Sam Ippolito Professional Percussion Shop on 50th St. and eighth Ave. It was there that he met his most important mentor, Norman Grossman from the Mannes College of Music. Dr. Miranda also provides lessons to non-music majors from Columbia University who may have special interests in jazz drumming, electronic percussion and/or latin percussion.
Multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator, Drew Coles, has been a member of the New York City music scene for several years now. His wide range of musical knowledge and ability to cross stylistic and philosophical boundaries make him a valuable asset and keep him performing, teaching and collaborating steadily throughout the year. Upon recently finishing a tenure as CEO of Pro Arts Management and Consulting LLC, Drew began serving as the Executive Director of the International Chamber Orchestra of America.
Drew earned his Bachelors of Music in Music Business from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, his Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the Metropolitan College of New York and is currently engaged in research and coursework toward his doctorate at Columbia University's Teacher's College, as a teaching fellow. One of Drew’s current research projects, the Musician’s Minute Project, looks to examine how professionals use their time to deduce the most successful practices in order to unearth how the programing and curricular options offered in post-secondary institutions can better reflect the needs of graduates and future graduates.
Drew primarily teaches lessons on piano, saxophone, flute and clarinet, and facilitates all instrumental music lessons for the Columbia University Marching Band.
Jarritt A. Sheel
Jarritt Sheel is a recent graduate of Teacher College, Columbia University with a Ed.M. in Music Education. He is currently in the final stages of his doctoral program in Music & Music Education at Teachers College. He is researching the use of popular culture (hip-hop) in the domain of arts education, specifically music education through a weekly study-group that he facilitates with a group of educators at various stages of their careers. He holds a B.S. in Music from Florida A&M University, and a M.M. in jazz studies from Northern Illinois University. He currently works as a programs assistant at Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) in their education department, and as an adjunct instructor at both Teachers College, Columbia University (applied lesson instructor) and Guttman Community College (Arts & Humanities/Liberal Arts & Science). He resides in the Bronx, NY with his gorgeous wife Dr. Antonia M.Sheel, and their awesome dog Marley.
Saxophones, Flutes, Clarinets
After growing up in Wisconsin and later residing in Chicago and New Orleans, multi-woodwind instrumentalist Tim Sullivan currently lives in New York City where he actively performs, teaches, and studies music. Having served on the teaching faculty of Jazz At Lincoln Center since 2009, Tim now serves as Head Of Instruction for JALC's early childhood music program, WeBop! and teaches woodwind lessons for the Middle School Jazz Academy. Tim is an Associate Professor of Music at Long Island University, where he maintains a private woodwind studio and teachesAmerican Music History, in addition to serving as an education consultant for the renowned Apollo Theater in Harlem. Tim's professional performance resume is vast and versatile, ranging from performing with jazz icons such as Jimmy Cobb, Clark Terry, and the Marsalis Family, to popular music legends such as Aretha Franklin and Fred Wesley, to playing Broadway shows and recording for television and film. Currently pursuing an Ed.M. in Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, Tim serves as the program’s Community Music Fellow and teaches at Teachers College Community School in Harlem. Website:www.openroadmusic.org