STAMPS Jazz Quintet Class of 2021

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David Sneider

David Sneider

David Sneider, trumpet, is majoring in Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, where he is a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar, Class of 2021. David is a member of the award-winning Stamps Jazz Quintet, directed by Chuck Bergeron. He studies jazz trumpet privately with Brian Lynch.

Born to a family of musicians, David grew up right next to the New York jazz scene. He has performed with such artists as Gary Smulyan, Dick Oatts, Sean Jones, Avishai Cohen, Dave Holland, Pete Malinverni, Joel Frahm, and Brian Lynch.

Instrument: Jazz Trumpet

Stamps Ensemble Name: Stamps Jazz Quintet Class of 2021


Jered Byford

Jered Byford

Jered Byford, trombone, is majoring in Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, where he is a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar, Class of 2021. Jered is a member of the award-winning Stamps Jazz Quintet, directed by Chuck Bergeron. He studies jazz trombone privately with Dante Luciani.

Jered is a graduate of Mount Si High School in the state of Washington.

Instrument: Jazz Trombone

Stamps Ensemble Name: Stamps Jazz Quintet Class of 2021


Timothy Watson

Timothy Watson

Tim Watson, guitar, is majoring in Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music where he is a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar, Class of 2021. Tim is a member of the award-winning Stamps Jazz Quintet, directed by Chuck Bergeron. He studies jazz guitar privately with John Hart.


Tim is a guitarist and composer from Boston, MA. He is a graduate of New England Conservatory Preparatory School, having studied with John Hart, Ben Monder, and Jamie Stewardson.

Instrument: Jazz Guitar

Stamps Ensemble Name: Stamps Jazz Quintet Class of 2021


Maxwell Schwartz

Maxwell Schwartz

Maxwell Schwartz, bass, is majoring in Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, where he is a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar, Class of 2021. Max is a member of the award-winning Stamps Jazz Quintet directed by Chuck Bergeron. He studies jazz bass privately with Chuck Bergeron.

Max is a multi-genre instrumentalist and composer from Boston, MA. Highly acclaimed as both a bluegrass and jazz musician, Schwartz first appeared at age 16 with Grammy Award-winning bluegrass artist Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands. He toured with Lewis for three years throughout the United States, as well as with The Page Turners, an award-winning acoustic music duo based in Austin, TX, and Simon Lunche, a rising pop-rock artist from Berkeley, CA.

 

Instrument: Jazz Bass

Stamps Ensemble Name: Stamps Jazz Quintet Class of 2021


Marcello Carelli

Marcello Carelli

Marcello Carelli, drums, is Majoring in Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, where he is a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble, Class of 2021. Marcello is a member of the award-winning Stamps Jazz Quintet, directed by Chuck Bergeron. He studies jazz drumset privately with Steve Rucker and John Yarling.

The son of professional performing artists, Marcello began playing with his father’s jazz ensemble at the age of eight. He graduated from Fox Lane High School in Bedford, New York, and attended Manhattan School of Music's Precollege Program for five years with a concentration in jazz and classical. There, he was awarded the D’Addario Scholarship and the MSM Jazz Scholarship for his exemplary talent and academic performance. In 2016 and 2017, Marcello was recognized as a Young Arts Foundation Merit and Honorable Mention winner in Jazz, as well as Outstanding Soloist at the Berklee High School Jazz festival. A member of the Westchester All-County and New York All-State Bands, he played in both the All-Eastern and All-National Jazz Ensembles in 2017.

Instrument: Jazz Drumset

Stamps Ensemble Name: Stamps Jazz Quintet Class of 2021