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Obed Calvaire

United States



Obed Calvaire, a native of Miami and of Haitian descent is a graduate with both a master and bachelor degree of music from one of America’s premiere private music conservatories in the nation, Manhattan School of Music.

He received his bachelor’s degree in 2003, completing the undergraduate degree requirements in three years and receiving hismaster’s in 2005. Mr. Calvaire has performed and recorded with artists such asWynton Marsalis, Seal, Eddie Palmeri, Vanessa Williams, Dave Holland, David Foster, Mary J. Blidge, Stefon Harris, Kurt Rosenwinkel, PeterCincotti, Music Soulchild, Nellie McKay, Yellow Jackets, JoshuaRedman, Steve Turre and Lizz Wright to name a few. He has alsoperformed with large ensembles such as the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Metropole Orchestra, the Mingus Big Band, RoyHargrove big band, and the Bob Mintzer Big Band.

Currently, Obed Calvaire can be foundplaying with the San Francisco Jazz Collective, Richard Bona, Monty Alexander, Sean Jones, Yosvany Terry, The Clayton Brothers Quintet, Mike Stern among others.