Ed Calle

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Dr. Ed Calle
Birth name Eduardo J. Calle
Born Caracas, Venezuela
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Saxophone, Clarinet
Associated acts PALO!
Arturo Sandoval
Gloria Estefan
Jon Secada
Michael Bolton
Raul Di Blasio

Ed Calle (born Eduardo J. Calle) is a musician from Miami, Florida. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela.

Calle plays the saxophone, flute, clarinet, EWI, keyboards, and vocals. He also composes and arranges music. Dr. Eduardo J. Calle is currently Associate Professor Senior of Music Business and Production at Miami Dade College.

During his career he was twice nominated for Latin Grammy Award. First in 2005 for Ed Calle Plays Santana and in 2007 for In the Zone

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Saxophonist Ed Calle is known for his extraordinary ability to play Latin and contemporary jazz, and pop. Born in Caracas of Spanish parents, it was obvious from the start that he was a natural player and now, Calle can be heard on hundreds of recordings both as a sideman and soloist. He appears on Grammy-award-winning albums by Frank Sinatra, Vicky Carr, Arturo Sandoval, and Jon Secada, as well as on numerous television and motion picture soundtracks. He also has recorded and performed around the world with such artists as Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Michael Bolton, Bob James, Bobby Caldwell, Rihanna, Extreme, and Vanessa Williams. Among his many solo recordings, Ed Calle Plays Santana garnered a Latin Grammy Award nomination in 2005. His latest release In the Zone (2006) features original compositions and jazz standards and earned a Latin Grammy nomination in 2007. Besides being an internationally acclaimed jazz performer and prolific composer and arranger, Calle is in great demand as a jazz clinician and enjoys working with students. Ed has served as a guest artist and clinician with the Monk Institute and at colleges including Brigham Young University, Temple College, The University of North Florida, The University of Florida, The University of Miami, and West Palm Beach Community College. Ed Calle's quote about his students is " I can teach a classroom full of lettuce heads more about music business in an hour than I can teach my students." He also states regarding playing his instrument " do you want to sound like an old black washed-up saxopone player, or a young hip jewish sax player". Ed and Sari Calle live with their three children in South Florida where Ed serves as Associate Professor Senior of Music Business and Production at Miami Dade College. A member of the Miami Saxophone Quartet, a Selmer saxophone artist, and Jody Jazz mouthpieces and AMT microphones endorser, Ed Calle also owns and operates One-Take Recording Studios, leads the Fuego Caliente Latin Jazz Orchestra, and has earned a Doctor of Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University where he graduated with a perfect 4.0 average. Addressing one of America's greatest educational challenges, Dr. Calle's doctoral dissertation compares the effectiveness of online and traditional remedial mathematics education. In addition to his passion for and study of music, Ed is a lifelong student of mathematics who is frequently asked to deliver lectures exploring the relationship between music and mathematics. Dr. Calle delivered the keynote address at the MAC^3 conference in 2007.

Solo discography[edit]

  • In the Zone, 2006 - Mojito Records
  • Ed Calle Plays Santana, 2004 - Pimienta Records
  • Twilight, 2001 - Concord Records
  • Sunset Harbor, 1999 - Concord Records
  • Double Talk, 1995 - Columbia Records

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