1995-Present: Jazz Studies Professor, SUNY New Paltz (New Paltz, NY)

Teacher of Jazz History, Jazz Voice, Director of Vocal Jazz Ensembles

Developed online courses for History of Jazz and History of Rock


2003-2010: Adjunct Professor, Williams College (Williamstown, MA)

Instructor of Jazz Voice and specialized Winter Study Programs, including classes on: The Vocal Music of Thelonious Monk (guest speakers Steve Lacy & Leslie Gourse), The Music of Billy Strayhorn, Brazilian Music, and a Vocal Jazz Performance Class


1997-2000: Adjunct Professor, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Instructor of Jazz Voice and created & developed a Vocal Jazz Performance class


Organized Workshops & Masterclasses at SUNY New Paltz

2005-present: Director of the Jazz Club of New Paltz, bringing in the following guest artists & jazz legends for workshops and performances: Jack DeJohnette, Norman Simmons, Jay Clayton & Sheila Jordan, Dewey Redman, Mingustration (a band playing the music of Charles Mingus), John Abercrombie, Frank Kimbrough & Matt Wilson, Mike Clark, Dafnis Prieto, Marc Myers (jazzwax.com), Nanny Assis, among others, including a workshop for the students on Internet Marketing, Relationship Marketing, and Social Media



Wed, OCT 31 (6:30-9:00 pm)

Annarella Ristorante (Saugerties, NY) 

Teri Roiger (voice)

Pete Levin (piano)

John Menegon (bass)

special guest NANNY ASSIS (Brazilian percussionist & vocalist)

GHOST OF YESTERDAY: Shades of Lady Day

What A Little Moonlight Can Do

Wholly Earth (music & lyrics by Abbey Lincoln)