Pics

On this page are various images of me captured over the years since embarking on this music journey in the Fall of 2010.

I practiced and practiced  and practiced before going out to play for the first time. Very first stop? I played for an hour or so in the twilight part of the day at Venice Beach, California - no speaker, no hip and trendy Pop music (which I play a lot of now). It was simply me unplugged, playing Bach and other standard classical repertoire. I had no idea what to expect, was completely nervous - anxious to see what would happen, and very hopeful. 3 money tips came my way that very first day. One was from a young man who gave me a buck as he walked by. Another tip came from some residents in the building which was right in front of me as I played. Unbeknownst to me, "They were listening and enjoyed it," said the lady upon giving me a couple dollars. The last tip, one which I will never forget, came from a couple visiting from France. The story goes...At first, they walked by and lingered and listened as I played one of the sonatas by Bach. When I finished, they smiled and meekly applauded as they were the only ones there. The gentleman looked in his wallet and realized he didn't have any change for a $20 bill. I told the couple to please not worry about it as I knew their intentions were genuine and anyway I truly did not expect much at this stage of the game. They apologized and walked away. About 30 minutes later, as I continued to play, very surprisingly to me, the gentleman returned with a $20 bill in his hand and put it in my violin case. I will never forget it and am entirely grateful. It was a sign to continue the music journey...and I indeed have.

The pictures are displayed chronologically:

Kids birthday party 12-2018

Kids birthday party 12-2018

Birthday party at Travel Town, Los Angeles.

Street performing 9-2018

Street performing 9-2018

Street performing in Burbank

Street performing 9-2018

Street performing 9-2018

Street performing in downtown Burbank

Playing a wedding, 11/2017

Playing a wedding, 11/2017

Playing a wedding at the Calamigos Ranch, Malibu, CA - November, 2017

Performing 9-24-16

Performing 9-24-16

Performing for a surprise proposal - September, 2016

Jay's proposal, 9/2016

Jay's proposal, 9/2016

With couple after a surprise proposal - North Hollywood, September, 2016

Artist rendition burbank - 7/2016

Artist rendition burbank - 7/2016

An artist's drawing of me while street performing in Burbank. July, 2016

Newlyweds - Yamashiro, Hllywd, 8/15

Newlyweds - Yamashiro, Hllywd, 8/15

by gourmet 88 in Burbank

by gourmet 88 in Burbank

Taken by a film student while street performing in Burbank

by gourmet 88 in Burbank, 2014

by gourmet 88 in Burbank, 2014

This picture was taken by a film student while street performing in Burbank

Gene Simmons - 2014

Gene Simmons - 2014

Playing a little guest starring role on the reality show, "Shannon & Sophie". Yes, that's Gene Simmons BABY!!!

Melrose Trading Post 9-7-14

Melrose Trading Post 9-7-14

My setup at the Melrose Trading Post, Hollywood.

Anoush Banquet hall, NOHO - 3/2014

Anoush Banquet hall, NOHO - 3/2014

Playing at a cocktail hour as guests gradually enter after a wedding ceremony.

Birthday Party 3/2014

Birthday Party 3/2014

90th birthday party. Paella Party

Trump golf course - ~2/2014

Trump golf course - ~2/2014

Small wedding ceremony at the Trump golf course.

A pic on the pier Dec, 2013

A pic on the pier Dec, 2013

Yacht in Marina Del Rey, 10/2013

Yacht in Marina Del Rey, 10/2013

Waiting to play at a reception.

Melrose Trading Post - 2013

Melrose Trading Post - 2013

Photo shoot in Burbank 7/2013

Photo shoot in Burbank 7/2013

Taken by a photographer (Robert Zimiga) in downtown Burbank

Photo shoot in Burbank 7/2013

Photo shoot in Burbank 7/2013

Taken by a photographer (Robert Zimiga) in downtown Burbank

Melrose Trading Post - 2013

Melrose Trading Post - 2013

A gentleman named Jensen, his vintage camera, and love of photography

Wrightwood counrty club - 9/2012

Wrightwood counrty club - 9/2012

Posing with a client at her wedding. The Wrightwood Country Club.

Street Performing in Burbank - 2012

Street Performing in Burbank - 2012

Taken by photographer, Arturo Cisneros

Taken by photographer, Arturo Cisneros

Melrose Trading Post program - 2012

Melrose Trading Post program - 2012

Performing in Santa Monica July,2011

Performing in Santa Monica July,2011

First gig ever, Private party (2011)

First gig ever, Private party (2011)

Playing for a annual dinner party. The client met me while playing at the Canoga Park farmers market

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