Finally Ed Calle is back!! Dr. Ed Calle will be on stage with Mister K on July 29th. We have long been awaiting this event! Dr. Calle and Mister K will play tribute to Alto & Tenor Saxophone duos such as Cannonball Adderly & John Coltrane, and Michael Brecker/David Sanborn. This is sure to be a night of great music and explosive solos! We will also have on stage the amazing pianist Jim Gasior, bassist extraordinaire Jeff Carswell and Abner Torres on drums! Dr. Ed Calle is hands down the number one, greatest saxophonist alive today. Ed Calle is not just a super-talent but an incredibly well-studied genius of jazz saxophone which becomes immediately apparent when hearing him perform live.
Saxophonist Ed Calle is known for his extraordinary ability to play bebop, 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, Rhianna, 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 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. Ed is a two-time Latin Grammy nominee and was named King of Carnival Miami 2013.
Every Tuesday at Blue Martini Kendall: Steve Kirkland and the Mister K Band Live 7 – 11 pm
The Mister K Band features Jazz Saxophonist Steve Kirkland along with many of Miami’s top musicians including Nomar Negroni, Drums; Hal Roland, Keyboard; Robert Gonzalez, Keyboard; Chegui Calderon, Bass; and Cayo Iturralde, Bass. The amazing and beautiful vocalist Rhea Olivia is a regular member of the Mister K Band. On Tuesday Jazz Night the Mister K Band also features guest artists and performers and vocalists like Nicole Henry, Yrasema, Cary Alexander, & Hal Roland. Where else in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Naples or anywhere in South Florida can you go to hear live music by a live band that performs Jazz, Latin Jazz, Funk, R & B? Come hear Jazz Saxophone and amazing singers at Blue Note at the Blue Martini on Tuesday’s in Kendall 7 – 11 pm.