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Ed Calle performs with his band at the Charlotte Shout on September 29th, 2006.

Ed Calle performs at Sunfest (video)

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Dr. Ed Calle serves as King of Carnaval Miami 2013!
Conga TV
Carnaval Miami Performances
New Times

Ed's online store is now powered by www.WePay.com. Customers can now order music, buy recordings, contract recording and production services, and students can pay for online lessons available in synchronous and asynchronous delivery formats.

If you are interested in synchronous or asynchronous online saxophone or improvisation lessons please contact Ed via email:

The Latin Jazz Institute (LJI) at Miami Dade College (MDC) is now a reality. The LJI features a host of Latin Grammy winners and nominees as performers and clinicians.For more information please visit: MDC Latin Jazz Institute

The mission of the Miami Dade College Latin Jazz Institute is to teach, explore, create, foster, and celebrate the styles, traditions, and artistry of Latin jazz music and musicians in partnership with the diverse and talented music community around the globe.

The MDC Fall Fest celebration will bring together a host of Latin jazz greats for a free concert at the Kendall campus on November 20, 2009. The roster includes:

Arturo Sandoval
Nestor Torres

Roberto Perera
Ed Calle
Negroni's Trio
Sammy Figueroa (percussion)
Cheito Quiñones performing a tribute to Beny Moré
Paquito Hechavarria (piano)
Federico Britos (violin)

Jeff Carswell (bass)
Richard Bravo (congas)
Edwin Bonilla (timbales)
John Kricker (trombone)
Steve Sigmund (trombone)
Javier Sanchez (bass trombone)
Roger Umana (trumpet)
Cesare Turner (trumpet)
Brian Quezada (trumpet)
Steve Kirkland (alto sax)
Wayne Gutshall (tenor sax)
Mike Brignola (baritone sax)
Karla Vega (vocals)
Ana Martinez (vocals)
Freddy Presa (vocals)
and more to come.

Ed Calle's latest solo recording, In The Zone, released by Union Music Group and distributed via Warner Brothers Records, has been nominated for a 2007 Latin Grammy for Best Instrumental Record. In The Zone is a live, straight-ahead jazz recording featuring Ed's original compositions Mockingbird and Voyager and jazz standards including Joe Zawinul's Young and Fine, John Coltrane's Impressions, Errol Garner's Misty, and Brunislau Kaper's Invitation. The recorded performances feature outstanding collaborations with pianist Jim Gasior, trumpeter Jason Carder, bassist Rafael Valencia, guitarist Lindsey Blair, and drummer Jack Ciano. The recording is now available at your local record store and cyberspace music vendors. In the Zone is also available on iTunes and other Internet on-demand music retailers.

In addition to duties associated with being an Associate Professor Senior of Music Business and Technology at Miami Dade College, Ed has earned a Doctor of Higher Education Leadership degree at Nova Southeastern University graduating with a perfect 4.0 average. Now being published, his dissertation can be accessed by clicking on the link Comparison of Online and Traditional Community College Math Remediation. Dr. Calle is currently completing work on texts including books on Music Business, Music and Mathematics, Functional Jazz/Pop Harmony, and Saxophone Techniques.

Along with performing around the world as a solo artist and as a featured soloist with the legendary Arturo Sandoval, Negroni's Trio, The World Music 5, the Afro-Cuban Funk supergroup PALO!, the critically acclaimed Miami Saxophone Quartet, and Chuck Bergeron's chart topping South Florida Jazz Orchestra, Ed is currently finishing production of his newest record featuring all new original Latin jazz compositions and arrangements. Additionally, Ed has also composed and arranged new original music recorded on the soon to be released Miami Saxophone Quartet CD Four of a Kind and new original music and arrangements for the sensational new group The World Music 5 featuring Negroni's Trio, legendary violinist Federico Britos, and Dr. Ed Calle.

In the Zone

Ed Calle's newest CD, In The Zone, has been nominated for a 2007 Latin Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Album. This is Ed Calle's 2nd Latin Grammy nomination.

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Field 8 — Instrumental

Category 29

Best Instrumental Album
Mejor Album Instrumental
Melhor Álbum Instrumental
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of instrumental tracks. Includes all genres of Latin instrumental recordings. Albums Only.
Para álbumes que contengan un 51%, o más, de cortes instrumentales. Incluye las grabaciones instrumentales Brasileñas. Solamente álbumes.
Para álbuns que contenham, no mínimo, 51% de seu tempo de duração de faixas instrumentais. Inclui gravações de música instrumental Brasileira. Somente álbuns.)

Standards Rican-ditioned
Ray Barretto
[Zoho Music]

In The Zone
Ed Calle
[Mojito/ Union Records/ Street Music]

The Enchantment
Chick Corea & Béla Fleck
[Concord Records]

Live In Buenos Aires
Carlos Franzetti Trio

Hamilton de Holanda Quintet
[Adventure Music]

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Updated March 7, 2013 6:46 PM