Dr. Ed Calle (EdD, DHEL) Bio - Composers in Residence


Born in Venezuela of Spanish parents, Dr. Ed Calle is the 2015 Latin Grammy Award winner for Best Instrumental Album, a five-time Grammy nominee, 2016 Pepsi Music Award nominee for best jazz album, and one of the most recorded saxophonists in history.
Ed is featured on more than 1,200 CDs and almost of 9,000 singles with recording royalty including Frank Sinatra, Celia Cruz, Arturo Sandoval, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Cristina Aguilera, Tom Dowd, Phil Ramone, Juan Luis Guerra, Chick Corea, Michael Brecker, Gloria Estefan, Juanes, Greg Allman, Lenny Kravitz, The Bee Gees, George Clinton, David Byrne, Rhianna, David Bisbal, the Pet Shop Boys, Julio Iglesias, and Oscar DeLeon.
Calle* currently tours the globe as a featured soloist and with his jazz ensemble*, Mamblue*, Arturo Sandoval*, World Music 5, Miami Saxophone Quartet, Negroni’s Trio*, 14 Jazz Orchestra, & the South Florida Jazz Orchestra.
Active in and recognized by his community, Dr. Calle’s accolades include 2018 South Florida Music Hall of Fame Nominee, www.facultyawards.org Best Professor Miami Dade College (2015), United Teachers of Dade Champion of Education for the Arts and Entertainment (2014), and King of Carnival Miami (2013).
Dr. Calle is a tenured Professor of Music Business at Miami Dade College and a frequent guest artist and lecturer at schools, colleges, and universities around the globe. Calle’s research focuses on the application of relationships between two of his passions, music and mathematics.
Dr. Calle’s published research explores the challenges facing American students learning math.
Ed lives in Miami with his wife Sari and their three children. Calle’s latest live CD/DVD – Ed Calle & Rick Margitza Live at the Open Stage Club – will be released globally on April 10, 2018.
This unprecedented gathering of internationally acclaimed artists features longtime colleagues Calle & Margitza along with Chuck Bergeron, John Hart, John Yarling, and The Miami Saxophone Quartet.