Serge Kasimoff, piano faculty


Serge Kasimoff is a jazz pianist, arranger, composer with a specialty in various Latin music styles. He grew up in a family piano business in Pasadena, California. He began classical piano studies at age 8 but was always improvising at the piano. He continued his studies graduating with a Bachelor degree in Music composition from Cal State Northridge. Serge has performed and toured on five continents working with many of the leaders in the jazz and salsa music scene including Buddy Rich, Terry Gibbs, Jimmy Witherspoon, Mongo Santamaria, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Azuquita, Francisco Aguabella, and Ricardo Lemvo. Along with his many interests outside of music he collects books and maps, enjoys cooking, dancing, and foreign language study.