Theodore S. Gonzalves

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Born and raised on California’s Monterey Peninsula, Theo Gonzalves has worked professionally as a musician and college professor since 1990. His book-length works include: Stage Presence: Conversations with Filipino American Artists (Meritage, 2007), The Day the Dancers Stayed: Performing in the Filipino/American Diaspora (Temple, 2009), Filipinos in Hawaii (Arcadia, 2011), and Carlos Villa and the Integrity of Spaces (Meritage, 2011). Theo’s musical work has been featured at venues such as the Asian American Jazz Festival and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. For several years, he was the musical director of the San Francisco-based comedy troupe Tongue in a Mood and played keyboards for Bobby Banduria.