Faculty Profiles

Ken Rosser

Ken Rosser: Ken’s lengthy performance résumé ranges from John Cage, Billy Higgins, Bennie Wallace and Vinny Golia to the Elvis Schoenberg Orchestra Surreal and Mike Enzigar (Incubus). Ken has performed at prestigious festivals, including the Monterey and Frankfurt jazz festivals and the International Reggae Festival in New Orleans. He is also actively involved in the world music scene, studying traditional Chinese, African and Brazilian music and performing with several Southern California-based Chinese orchestras. Currently, Ken is performing with the Grandmothers (featuring Frank Zappa alumni playing Zappa’s music), West African kora virtuoso Prince Diabate, free-jazz luminary Bobby Bradford, The David Pritchard Guitar Quartet, Jazz pianist Steve Lockwood, vocalist Angela Carole Brown, The Steve Weisberg Big Band, world music/jazz group Quarteto Nuevo and others. Ken’s recording experience includes work for Warner Bros. and Nine Winds records, the films American Beauty and Runaway Jury, TV shows and commercials. His Delta bluesinspired score for the play Turning Points won an L.A. Theater Award. At MI, Ken teaches Single String Improvisation, Rhythm Guitar, RSW, Guitar Reading, Degree Ensemble, Private Lessons and Open Counseling.

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