Mr. Strassman has been a professional musician, bodyworker and writer for over a quarter century.
I have performed and recorded with numerous musicians and written a multitude of
published performance reviews in many musical genres, but mostly in Jazz
and Latin. I have an academic background in mathematics, physics, statistics and psychology.
I am world-traveled and have written a handful of reviews for Jazzsteps.com and
AllAboutJazz.com in addition to other non-music related pieces. I wrote Jazz, Latin, Classical,
and restaurant reviews from 2009-20 for the Bay Area monthly magazine, Common Ground
—which shut down in 2020 due to the pandemic. I currently live in Point Richmond,
My Jazz Story
I love jazz, having been exposed to it as a pre-teen musician and have listened and performed live music for the past 63 years. Jazz
is in my very DNA.