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CHAZZ’s performance teaching reflects forty years of achievements in African music & dance, Latin percussion, martial arts, stand-up comedy and acting. He plays amazing African and Latin instrument combos- with wondrous bursts of excitement! His mastery of exotic stick, hand and wind instruments, includes didgeridoo, djembe, congos, cajongos, cajon, bongos, kalimba, udo, timbales, whistles, flutes, temple blocks, singing-bowls and harmonica.
Aside from regularly performing at the LA Opera, Aquarium of the Pacific, Skirball Cultural Center, Riverside Drum, Mask & Dance Festival, Juneteenth Celebration-Santa Monica, Honor Thy Father Awards, Burbank City Council, San Bernardino County Fair, Forest Lawn, Survivor TV Show, Wooli-Me Expo and The NAACP Awards, CHAZZ has shared stages with Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Phil Perry, Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis, Malcolm Jamal-Warner, Eddie Griffin, Ray Brooks, DangerMan, Liz Lomax, Tommie Davidson, Annie McKnight, Rahshad Muhammad, George Makinto, McTate Stroman, Shafeeq, HB Barnum, Marcus Johnson, Mykal Ali, Ella Joyce, Richard Gant, Peggi Blu, Mekiel Rueben, Louis Gossett Jr., Low Riders (War) and the Oba-Oba, Brazilian Dance Troupe. (exclude this paragraph first)
CHAZZ is a DreamShaper, Skirball Docent Instructor, VIP Mentor, VAPA Certified Music Curriculum Integrator, SAG-AFTRA Fellow, Black-Belt MMA, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Brother and an honored graduate of Boston University and Boston University and UCLA Law School.
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