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Programmer John Daversa

John Daversa

John Daversa is assistant professor of music and chair of the Department of Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he also conducts the award-winning Frost Concert Jazz Band. A versatile and internationally respected performer (trumpet/EVI), composer, arranger, producer, bandleader, educator, and recording artist, Daversa joined the Frost faculty in August 2013. He previously taught at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and University of Southern California (USC). He is a winner of the Herb Alpert Award, David Joel Miller Award, the National Trumpet Competition, the ITG Jazz Soloist Competition, and was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. His celebrated and distinctive musical perspective has been a passport to performances on world stages such as The Today Show, Late Nite with David Letterman, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Monterey Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreux Festival, and the Playboy Jazz Festival, to name a few.

Producer and co-host Alberto De La Reguera is the director, composer, and arranger for the University of Miami Frost Salsa Orchestra. He has worked in the musical theater, where he received numerous awards, including Musical Director of the Year in San Juan Puerto Rico. He has also worked in commercial music production. De La Reguera has written for various artists including world-class percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo, Tony- nominated actress Josie De Guzman, and has collaborated with Grammy award-winning producer Lucco Pena.

Upcoming Programs

MAR 13:          John Daversa Small Band (Leader: JOHN DAVERSA)

MAR 20:          Frost Sextet (Leader: CHUCK BERGERON)

MAR 27:          Frost CJB (Full big band) (Leader: JOHN DAVERSA)

APR 3:             Brian Lynch Artist Ensemble (Leader: BRIAN LYNCH)

APR 10:           Stamps Quintet (Leader: CHUCK BERGERON)

APR 17:           Salsa Orchestra (Leader: ALBERTO DE LA REGUERA)

APR 24:           Henry Mancini Institute Ensemble (Leader: STEVE GUERRA)