Pascal Bokar Band with West African percussionists, Kora and Balafon
L to R, Bassist Ed Williams, Pascal Bokar, Pianist Mike Greensill, Drummer Donald "Duck" Bailey at Savanna Jazz, San Francisco, CA
Pascal Bokar Thiam, Ed.D, is on faculty at University of San Francisco, CA and French American International School, where he teaches Jazz and worldmusic courses in the Performing Arts Division. He is a Jazz guitarist and vocalist of Senegalese and French background. His CD Savanna Jazz Club, which combines the music of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie with Senegalese rhythms made the top 40 of US Jazz radio stations nationwide. He is the owner of the award winning Savanna Jazz Club of San Francisco, CA. His areas of interest are Jazz education, social justice and diversity.