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Ernesto Cervini


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Drummer Ernesto Cervini has quickly become in demand as a sideman but also as a bandleader in New York City because of his unique and deep musicality. Ernesto released his debut CD as a leader, Here, in November 2006 to critical acclaim: “Here is a wonderful debut that showcases Cervini’s monster chops and compositional abilities.” Budd Kopman, All About Jazz. Geoff Chapman of the Toronto Star says: “Cervini is propulsively active, creating textural and rhythmic tension at will, yet he dons a calm, subtly sophisticated hat for the album's three ballads.”

Ernesto has, at the young age of 27, had the opportunity to share the stage with many legendary jazz musicians; Joe Lovano, Clark Terry, Cleo Laine, Pat LaBarbera, Dick Oatts, Buddy DeFranco, Eddie Daniels, Henry Cuesta, Scott Robinson, Jim McNeely, Phil Nimmons, Peter Appleyard, Ranee Lee and many others. He has opened for musicians such as Herbie Hancock, Kenny Garrett, Roy Hargrove, Dave Holland, Roy Haynes and Poncho Sanchez. Ernesto is currently the drummer for the ACQ, MEM3, The Tara Davidson Quintet well as Monday Off, a 4-part vocal group. Ernesto has recorded albums with all of these groups and Code Breaking by the Tara Davidson Quintet was recently nominated for a Juno award.

Ernesto's diversity as a musician (he is also an excellent pianist and clarinetist) has allowed him to travel throughout the United States and Canada performing in some of the world’s greatest concert halls and jazz clubs. Ernesto has been featured as a leader and sideman at the legendary Birdland, Sweet Rhythm, The Jazz Standard, The Montreal Bistro, The Top Of the Senator, The Rex Jazz and Blues Club and has also been fortunate enough to perform in Concert Halls such as Massey Hall, The Glen Gould Theatre, The St. Lawrence Center for the Arts and the Rose Theatre.

Ernesto received his Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto, and a Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Ernesto is continuing to push musical boundaries with his innovative compositions, as well as his imaginative and explosive drumming. He will be a constant in the global jazz scene for decades to come, through his love for musical performance and education.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Ernesto Cervini Quartet Friday, June 8, 2012, 10:00p
Amy Cervini Quartet Friday, December 11, 2009, 10:00p

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