NORM ARSLAN is a Bay Area native from San Carlos who started out playing jazz and classical trumpet as a boy. He was inspired to begin playing guitar in 1971 at UC Davis by college friends who had a band. For the past 30 years he has studied rock, jazz, and blues with a number of teachers, including Tuck Andress (of Tuck and Patty), Bill Schray (Gelb Music), Barry Namm (Berklee School of Music), and Jerry Beltran (Barrelhouse). For several years, he has also studied at the California Coast Music Camp. In 1989 he led the effort to gather together several experienced musicians and create 5150. In addition, over the past two years he has also gone solo, both playing and singing swing tunes from the 30’s–50’s. He continues to study lead and rhythm guitar as well as lead and vocal harmonies.