Serge Kasimoff is a classically trained jazz pianist, arranger and composer with a specialty in various Latin music styles. He grew up in a family piano business in Pasadena, California. His father, born in Boyle Heights, got his start in music with clarinet lessons at the Neighborhood Music School. Serge has a Bachelor’s 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 scene including Buddy Rich, Terry Gibbs, Jimmy Witherspoon, Mongo Santamaria, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, and Ricardo Lemvo. Along with his many interests beyond music making, he is also fluent in German, French, and Spanish. He joined the board in 2006.