Pascal Bokar Thiam
Pascal Bokar Thiam is Chair of the Economic Development Committee, NAACP SF Branch and Archbishop King of the African Orthodox Church of Saint John Coltrane. He is faculty at University of San Francisco, CA and French American International School and teaches Jazz and world music 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.