In this clip from – Alan Pasqua is a highly regarded pianist and composer who began studying both jazz and classical piano at the age of seven. He attended Indiana University and received his B.A. in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory, where his teachers included Thad Jones, David Baker and Gunther Schuller. Alan has performed with such notable musicians as Eddie Money, Bob Dylan, Santana, Joe Cocker, Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau, and Elton John, among many others. In addition, he has worked on a number of motion picture soundtracks for such composers as John Williams, Quincy Jones, and Jerry Goldsmith. He co-composed the CBS Evening News Theme in addition to composing the soundtrack for the Adam Sandler film The Waterboy. Alan currently co-leads a trio with the legendary drummer Peter Erskine, whose recordings have received critical acclaim. He recently formed The Alan Pasqua Jazz Collective, a quartet comprised of Darek Oles on bass, Jeff Ellwood on saxophone, and Tim Pleasant on drums. Alan is also known for his dedication and contribution to jazz education and currently serves as Assistant Professor in Jazz Studies at USC.