Carl Tassi       jazz         
         singer / drummer
818.905.1712  
 
carl@carltassi.com
818-905-1712

Resume ~ Credits/Performances/Endorsements

CREDITS:

PERFORMANCE
(recorded and/or performed with):

Corey Gemme (Corey Gemme's Dixiebop Quartet); 
Johnny Vatos (Johnny Vatos Jazz Trio, Oingo Boingo);  Brad Rabuchen (Ray Charles);  Sal Marquez (Frank Zappa);  Chuck Manning (LA Jazz Quartet);  Roberto Miranda (Charles Lloyd);  Billy Mitchell (The Billy Mitchell Group, USA Records), David LaFlamme (It's A Beautiful Day, David LaFlamme Band);  Jerry Garcia (The Grateful Dead);  Steve Barncard (Prod./Eng. - The Grateful Dead, David Crosby, Graham Nash);  Valerie Carter (James Taylor);  Eric Jacobsen (Prod./Eng. - Norman Greenbaum, The Lovin' Spoonful);   Jim Ralston (Tina Turner);  Julie Homi (Yanni);  Barry Melton (Country Joe and the Fish);  Roger Voudoris & David Kahn (Voudoris & Kahn);  Sherry Fox (Aretha Franklin),   J. Kelley Brian (Jesse Collin Young); Smith Dobson (Cold Blood);  Lydia Moreno (Stoneground); and many more.

ALBUM:
WAITING FOR THE BREAD - Carl Tassi (Royola Records)
CROSSING THE LINE - Bill Cutler (Magnitude Records)
RETROSPECTIVE DREAMS - R J FOX (Black Bamboo Recordings)
PRE C.B.S. - Peter Miller and The Wildcats (.22 Records)
WHITE BIRD - David LaFlamme (Amherst Records)
OASIS - (a studio project circa 1973)

COMPOSITIONS (written and/or performed):

  • "Water, Wood, and Percussion" -- Filmed by Stan Friedman
  • "Mobile" -- ('Musique Concrette' piece for a short visual montage)  filmed by Mike Cheda.  [Musique Concrette (French) - circa 1950; musique concrette is music made from natural sounds and edited together (originally on recording tape) to form a musical piece]  

 

 

SONGS (original material; written and/or performed):
Just One Kiss / Without You, My Dear / Ready Freddie? / I Fell In Love Before / The Other Side / Lovely Weather Today / I'm Doin' Time With The Blues /  Time To Let Go /

CDs RELEASED:
WAITING FOR THE BREAD (Royola Records)   Debut solo CD with Carl Tassi (vocals and drums), Cengiz Yaltkaya (piano), Austin Nicholsen (bass)

FORMAL EDUCATION:
San Francisco State University:  BA in Music
SFSU - Additional Studies: Radio-Television-Film and Music for Film
SFSU - Post-graduate Studies: Creative Arts (interdisciplinary study)


TEACHING (past and present):
Private Instruction - Los Angeles, CA
Drum Connection - Encino, CA
Drummers WoodShed -- Reseda, CA
Santa Monica Music -- Santa Monica, CA
Family Light School Of Music -- Sausalito, CA
Saint Francis High School -- Mountain View, CA

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

 

 

ENDORSEMENTS:

 

 

GEAR:

 

MISC:
On March 10, 2007 Carl was a featured artist on Cynthia Roumimper's one hour radio program titled "The Special Edition" in Amsterdam, Netherlands (ROSA FM 103.3).

Videos: Edens Lost & Found "Los Angeles - Dream a Different City" hosted by Jimmy Smits, "The Hollywood Farmers' Market" and "The Tomato Festival" hosted by Huell Howser (host and producer - KCET Los Angeles, CA).

Carl wrapped up West Hollywood's 2008 Summer Sounds series of eight weekly one hour concerts. 




PERFORMANCES 
(Partial list of venues past and present):

Joe's Restaurant (Venice Beach, CA)  First Fridays At Joe's /  Featured vocalist

Marine Residence (Beverly Hills, CA) LCFA Fundraiser / Featured vocalist with the Jon Mohr Trio.

Oyster House Restaurant & Saloon (Studio City, CA) Music for showcase, listening, and dining pleasure.

CiaoCristina (Burbank, CA) Italian Restaurant / Music for listening and dining pleasure.

NAMM Show 2010 w/ virtuoso jazz accordionist Vincenzo Abbracciante (Anaheim, CA) Borsini booth.

Entertainment Lighting Services (Sun Valley, CA) Industry Open House.

Pinos Place (Temple City) Restaurant/Lounge - Johnny Vatos Jazz Trio Featuring the vocal stylings of Carl Tassi.

O-Bar (West Hollywood, CA) Restaurant/Lounge - Jazz Tuesdays.

Kings Road Park (West Hollywood, CA) Summer Sounds Concert Series.

Citizen Smith (Hollywood, CA) Restaurant/Bar - Jazz Mondays.

Los Angeles City Hall (Downtown LA) Jazz on the South Lawn sponsored by Arts District/Little Tokyo Farmers Market.

Traxx at Union Station (Los Angeles, CA) Baby Shower.

Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill (Hollywood, CA) Club Date.

Colombo's Italian Steakhouse & Jazz Club (Eagle Rock, CA) Performance.

Edens Lost and Found - PBS Special "Dream A Different City" -
(Metropolitan and Urban development in major cities. Media Center Foundation).

The M Bar (Hollywood, CA) Performance show case.

Pace Italian Restaurant (Hollywood, CA) Dinner Jazz.

Zack's Italian Restaurant (Studio City, CA) Private Party.

TV Guide Building (Hollywood, CA) Tenant Event hosted by CIM Group, Inc. - Corporate Event.

Frank's Custom Lab (North Hollywood, CA) Photo Show.

Shutter's On The Beach (Santa Monica, CA) Private Party.

Stone Manor (Malibu, CA) Wedding and Reception.

Brian Grazer's Estate (Pacific Palisades, CA) Celebrity Fund Raiser.

KCET-TV (Los Angeles, CA) - videologue: Visiting with Huell Howser - "The Hollywood Farmers' Market".

KCET-TV (Los Angeles, CA) - videologue: Visiting with Huell Howser" - "The Tomato Festival".

Mission Inn (Riverside, CA) - Wedding.

Paramount Studios (Hollywood, CA) Gypsy Boots Memorial Celebration.

California Yacht Club (Marina Del Rey, CA) Wedding Reception.

Hotel Figueroa (Los Angeles, CA) Private Event.

Mission San Juan Capistrano (San Juan Capistrano, CA) Tamale Festival sponsored by Sedler's Kitchen.

LAX Marriott (L.A. Intl. Airport) New Year's Eve 2000 banquet hosted by Rose Bowl Tours.

Port Hueneme Music Festival (Port Hueneme, CA) Concert.

Dermalogica/International Dermal Institute (Brentwood, CA) Corporate Event.

Adamson House (Malibu, CA) Former LA City Councilman Michael Woo's Wedding and Reception.

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (Hollywood, CA) House Music DJ Eddie Amador's Wedding and Reception.

Park Plaza Hotel (Los Angeles, CA) Corporate Event.

Directors Guild Of America (Hollywood, CA) Los Angeles Film Festival Opening Night.

Los Angeles Police Academy (Los Angeles, CA) Wedding Reception.

Farfalla Restaurant (Hollywood, CA) Corporate Event - American Rag Cie.

Los Angeles Antique Show (Santa Monica, CA) Santa Monica Air Center - Young Collectors Night - Public Event.

Union Station (Los Angeles, CA) Wedding Reception.

Temple Israel (Hollywood, CA) Benefit - Jewish Scholarship Fund.

 

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