Biography

 

For seven years Jarold toured the United States with numerous R&B, Soul, and Funk artists, playing to sold out arenas across the country. 
A short list of the venues that he's performed at include the Greek Theatre in L.A., the Universal Ampitheatre in L.A., Madison Square Gardens in N.Y., the Sony/Blockbuster Pavilion in New Jersey, the AlamoDome in San Antonio, Texas, plus many, many more.  Among the artists that Jarold has performed and recorded with on I.T.P. Records are Deniece Williams, GQ, Bloodstone, The Dazz Band, Peaches & Herb, The Manhattans, Malo, and many others.

In the Jazz realm, Jarold has performed with USA Records sax & flute artist John Bolivar, and SoupCity, a jazz/fusion trio.  SoupCity has shared the bill with national acts such as Abraxas (Santana's former band), Sonia Dada, and Robben Ford.  The band also released the CD "Uncanned" in May of 2000, and the song "Inner City" received extensive airplay on KCLU, 88.3.

Recent projects include performing and recording with JD Jazz, a quartet lead by Jarold, and Enuff Said, 10 piece R&B and funk band lead by GMS drums and Evans drumhead endorsee Keith Capsuto.  The latest project was a CD for Troy Dixon, the former lead singer of Southern Cross.  Jarold was the bassist, guitarist, recording engineer, mixing engineer, and co-producer on the album.

As an educator, Jarold has been teaching privately for more than 20 years.  Many of his students have chosen music as their profession or vocation.  Some of the colleges where his students have pursued music degrees include Berklee College in Boston, MIT in Los Angeles, USC, and UCLA.

Education includes college experience and study with several of Southern California's finest musicians.  Principal mentors have been jazz bassist/
educator Jeff Berlin and jazz bassist/educator Bunny Brunel, and renowned classical guitarist Carlos Gonzales.

Current product endorsements include D'Addario Strings, Planet Waves Cables, Hipshot Products, SKB Cases, and ElectroVoice Microphones.

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