Originally from Seattle, Jamael is a performer and educator based in Chicago. He currently pursuing post graduate studies with William Buchman at DePaul University. He has played with various ensembles including the San Francisco Symphony as well as North State Symphony Orchestra and ECHO Chamber Orchestra. Jamael is very passionate about music outreach and spent the previous year as part of the education department of the San Francisco Symphony in their Adventures in Music program which serves all public schools in San Francisco. He has attended summer festivals such as Bay View Chamber Music Festival, Pierre Monteux as well as the Kent Blossom Summer Festival. He recently moved from San Francisco where he completed his masters studying with Stephen Paulson and is also a graduate of the University of Washington where he received his bachelors in music studying with Seth Krimsky.