What I Do at SSU
I teach studio jazz guitar.
Randy began his career in Florida and moved to the San Francisco Area in 1980. Since then he has divided his time between performing and teaching. Among the many musicians with whom he has performed and recorded are: Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Bill Watrous, George Cables, Tony Dumas, Akira Tana, Billy Childs, Bob Sheppard, Harold Jones, Mike Vax Jazz Orchestra, Dave Eshelman Jazz Garden Big Band and The Turtle Island String Quartet. He plays on a regular basis with many local musicians throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. He has performed at numerous jazz festivals in California, Colorado, Mexico, Spain and at the Hollywood Bowl for Dizzy Gillespie's 75th birthday celebration. Randy has taught jazz guitar at Sonoma State University since 1981 and has conducted clinics throughout the U.S. While on tour with Joe Henderson, he taught at Taller de Musicos in Madrid, Spain.