Berklee-Monterey Sextet 2012
Representing Berklee College of Music at the 55th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival will be the Berklee-Monterey Sextet.
Front row (L-R): John Egizi, trombone; Erena Terakubo, alto saxophone; Matt Savage, piano. Back row (L-R): Hoo Kim, bass; Anthony Fung, drums; Nick Frenay, trumpet.
John Egizi, Anthony Fung and Nick Frenay have all been members of the Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.
In 2012, Berklee College of Music and the Monterey Jazz Festival will celebrate 16 years of partnership, which includes the college selecting their finest students to perform on the stages of Monterey. From 1996-2007, the group featured at Monterey was the Berklee-Monterey Quartet. Since then, other groups from special performance programs from Berklee have appeared at Monterey.
The Berklee-Monterey Quartet’s former members have gone on to performances and recordings with Roy Haynes, the Mingus Big Band, Prince, Mariah Carey, and Steps Ahead, to name just a few. Some of the past members include trumpeter Christian Scott, drummers James Williams (Gary Burton), Kendrick Scott (Terence Blanchard) and Steve Hass (studio drummer, Ravi Coltrane, the Manhattan Transfer, John Scofield); bassist Luques Curtis (Gary Burton, Sean Jones); saxophonists Walter Smith III (Sean Jones, Jason Moran, Christian McBride) and Jaleel Shaw (Roy Haynes, Mingus Big Band); and clarinetist Anat Cohen.