The Waterfront Trio
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The Waterfront Trio

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Ezra Weller (Trumpet, Flugelhorn and Piano) began playing the trumpet as a classical musician, but he later switched his focus to jazz. He has participated in All-state level classical and jazz ensembles since his freshman year of high school, and has won awards and scholarships from New England Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, University of Michigan, Berklee College of Music, the International Association of Jazz Educators, the Massachusetts Music Educator’s Association, and the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductor’s Association. Mr. Weller has performed in Jordan Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Anvil Hall, and St. Giles Cathedral, as well as numerous jazz clubs in the Boston area. He will be attending New England Conservatory in the fall, where he will study with renowned trumpeter John McNeil.

Born in Lexington, Massachusetts, Zack Nestel-Patt (Bass) has been studying and playing classical and jazz bass for 7 years, most recently as principal bass for the Boston Youth Symphony and the national award winning Honors Jazz Ensemble from Lexington. Throughout his career, Zack has performed in such venues as Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, Sanders Theater, The Hatch Shell, Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, The Monterey Jazz Festival, The Berklee Performance Center, and Clint Eastwood’s Private Estate (for Verizon executive board meeting) among others. Zack has received numerous awards from well known individuals and organizations including: Wynton Marsalis, Downbeat Magazine, Berklee College of Music, and The International Association of Jazz Educators. Zack has also played with such jazz luminaries as: Makoto Ozone, Matt Wilson, Fred Haas, Dave Pietro, and Jaleel Shaw among others. Zack currently studies classical bass with Susan Hagan and Ben Levy (a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra) and jazz bass with Rick McLaughlin of the Either/Orchestra. He will continue his studies next fall as a double degree student in classical double bass and jazz studies at the College of Music at Michigan State University under the tutelage of world renowned bassist Rodney Whitaker and classical bassist Jack Budrow.

A native of Newton, Massachusetts, Alex Chaloff (Drums) began playing drums at the age of 7. As a drummer, percussionist and timpanist, he has performed at venues like Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, Anvil Hall and St. Giles' Cathedral. Mr. Chaloff has received numerous awards and scholarships from the New England Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, the GRAMMY foundation, the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, the Berklee School of Music, the Massachusetts Music Educators Association and the International Association of Jazz Educators. He is pursuing his Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory of Music where he studies with world renowned drummers, Billy Hart and Bob Moses.