Marcelo Bourque Perez

Major: Instrumental Performance

Instrument: Drums

Stamps Ensemble Name: Stamps Jazz Quintet Class of 2017


Marcelo Bourque Perez, drums, is majoring in Instrumental Performance at the Frost School of Music where he is a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar and a member of the Stamps Jazz Quintet, Class of 2017, coached by faculty mentor Chuck Bergeron. He studies drum privately with Steve Rucker and John Yarling. Marcelo has received a total of 12 soloist awards from the festivals in which he has participated, including a 2011 Berkeley Mayoral Award for his achievements in performing arts. Most recently he was selected as a finalist for the National Young Arts Foundation in 2013, where he was flown to Miami to perform with the top two percent of applicants for the program. Marcelo has worked with numerous bands at the Berkeley High School Jazzschool including the Monday Night Studio Band and the Advanced High School Jazz Workshop. His ensembles have received three Downbeat awards, and many other award including first place Conglomerate Combo in the Mingus Festival, first place High School Combo at the Monterey Jazz Festival, and first place High School Combo at the Reno Jazz Festival.