Faculty

 

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Branch:

Mission, Richmond

Instrument:

Drum Set, Latin Percussion, Percussion

Genres:

Jazz & Blues (Gospel, Traditional, Funk), Latin, Pop & Rock

Vincent De Jesus

(2019). Vincent De Jesus is a native of San Antonio, Texas with roots in Mexico and Puerto Rico. With over 10 years of classroom experience in a variety of disciplines, including music, design thinking, math, science and creative technology, he’s passionate about serving the community as a teaching artist, musician and education consultant. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theological Studies from Southwestern University and currently teaches Music Enrichment, World Percussion, 3D Modeling and Printing, Video Game Design (computer coding) and Design Thinking with organizations such as LEAP Arts in Education, The Junior Center of Arts and Science, Music in Schools Today, Richmond Arts Center, and Contra Costa College’s Gateway to College program. As a band leader, composer and multi-percussionist, Vince is the recipient of the Berkeley Civic Arts’ Individual Artist Grant for his Bay Area Latin Soul recording project, which explores the contemporary fusion of Afro-Latin/Caribbean, jazz and funk music in the Bay Area.