Pascal Bokar Thiam

Adjunct Instructor, Music

Instructor • Part-Time Faculty

(415) 422-2721 Masonic 203

Biography

Pascal Bokar Thiam has earned a Master's Degree from Cambridge College, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a Doctorate Degree in Education with honors from the University of San Francisco, CA. Born in Paris, France, and raised in France and in Senegal, his music invites the listener to a musical banquet from around the world from his native France to his Senegalese and Malian roots. Along the way, one samples bits of Jazz, R&B and Afro Pop, Bebop mixed with African harmonies and infectious West African rhythms; 1983 Recipient of the Jim Hall Jazz Master Incentive Award for Guitarist of the Berklee College of Music; 1984 Outstanding Jazz Soloist Award.

Education
Master's Degree, Cambridge College
Doctorate Degree in Education (cum laude), University of San Francisco
Expertise
Jazz
R&B
Afro Pop
Bebop
African harmonies
West African rhythms
Awards & Distinctions

Jim Hall Jazz Master Incentive Award for Guitarist of the Berklee College of Music, 1983

Outstanding Jazz Soloist Award, 1984