A native of Chicago, Kam began learning music at an early age under the tutelage of his mother, a classical pianist, and the great concert pianist, Erna Salm. In the midst of his piano studies, he was recruited by his Grade-school orchestra to play cello - an instrument he continued to study throughout his college years. Kam comments, This was significant because it gave me experience working in all sorts of ensembles playing chamber music and orchestral music and it introduced me to the music of the great composers.
At age eleven, tragedy struck his family. His parents divorced, and his father returned to his native country, Jordan. His mother passed away two years later. Obviously, this situation greatly effected Kam, and his brother and sister's lives. Kam found himself with an uncle, and living in Des Moines, Iowa, who was leaving a successful corporate position to join the priesthood - which he had earlier abandoned in order to pursue a career in corporate America.
This group performs with high energy and enormous depth.
Better to listen
than to read, amen?
The first three tracks, “Around the Bend,” “Shifting Sands,”
as the harder-driven tracks on this CD. They’re swift, a little
rough and very
ready as Falk and his groups
come out swingin’. “Bolivia” is rather thought-provoking,
classy and very
cool. Falk does some
really sweet piano work and his colleagues, Kushner and
Mazzi perform like
painters on a canvas. Still on the
mellow side, “Zone Five” is a funky jam with Daryll Dobson’s
guitar carrying on nicely through this aural dreamscape.
“Welcome Home” is totally funky with Elliott Randall’s sleek
guitar and good
“BopStop” has Falk and Delmar Brown answering each other
keyboards, bringing back a little taste
of the old burners from the 60’s and early 70’s
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
Contact: [email protected] or 954-608-5791.
Master of Arts, Florida Atlantic University (2009)
Professor of Audio Engineering at the Art Institute of Fort
Lauderdale, 1997 - 2014