Ernesto Cervini

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Ernesto Cervini began his musical studies on the piano at the age of 5. At the age of 9, he began studying drums and shortly thereafter began to learn the clarinet. By the age of 16, he had completed his A.R.C.T. from the Royal Conservatory of Music on both the piano and clarinet with first class honours. Ernesto grew up in Toronto, Canada and he has performed with a variety of groups around the Greater Toronto Area for a number of years. He has been a member of the Hamilton All Star Jazz Band and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. He was also principle clarinet in the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra and has performed with the Toronto All Star Big Band for ten years. While in Toronto, Ernesto was also the conductor of the Etobicoke Jazz Band, a music group focusing on the education of elementary and high school students. Now living in New York, Ernesto is currently the drummer for the 4-part vocal group, Monday Off. He will be playing on the groups next CD, which should be available in March. Ernesto recently received his Bachelors of Music degree from the University of Toronto with Honors. While attending the university, Ernesto was the drummer for both the big bands, as well as numerous small ensembles. For the past two years, Ernesto has performed at the IAJE conference. In Long Beach, California he performed on the main stage, opening for Poncho Sanchez, as well as Peter Erskine and the Danish Radio Orchestra. In Toronto, Ernesto performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival showcase, accompanying Soweto Kinch, the winner of the Montreux Saxophone competition from the previous year. Recently, Ernesto was chosen to be the drummer in the Massey Hall All-Star Big Band, which performed at the 50th Anniversary žQuintetÓ Concert opening for the modern quintet of Herbie Hancock, Kenny Garrett, Roy Hargrove, Dave Holland and Roy Haynes. Ernesto has shared the stage with many great artists, such as; Joe Lovano, Dick Oatts, Henry Cuesta, Scott Robinson, Jim McNeely, Phil Nimmons, Peter Appleyard, Ranee Lee and many others. ErnestoŪs awards are numerous. He has won many Kiwanis Music Festival awards, the Don Strathdee Music Award from Etobicoke Collegiate, the Club Riverside Scholarship from Jazz Canada (IAJE), and the Duke Ellington award for his achievements in his first year at the University of Toronto. At his current age of 22, Ernesto is only beginning his musical career. Ernesto is currently attending the Manhattan School of Music on scholarship, studying for his Masters degree and he is looking forward to a long career in jazz performance and education.



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