Sergio Martinez is a percussionist from Madrid who grew up in the flamenco tradition.
Since the beginning of his professional career, he has performed internationally with some of the most important artists on the flamenco scene, including Diego el Cigala, Enrique Morente, Pepe de Lucía, and José Mercé. He has won international awards in flamenco composition, and has worked with Grammy-winning producer Javier Limón on Mercé's last album.
Martinez has offered master classes and clinics in many countries around the world and he is the leader of the Sergio Martinez Flamenco Collective, developing his skills as a composer and leader, and performing at international festivals.
Master drummer, respected composer, bandleader, and talent scout extraordinaire Ralph Peterson has carried on in the tradition of his mentor and idol Art Blakey. He will be leading a student group for a live broadcast and webcast on WBGO Jazz 88.3FM, with Erena Terakubo, alto saxophone; Daniel Ko, tenor saxophone; Tomer Ron, trumpet; Davis Whitfield, piano; Jared Mulcahy, bass; and Anthony Tóth and Kazuhiro Odagiri, drums.
Drummer Tyler Arnold presents his senior recital, entitled Abstraction. The performance will focus on genres including jazz, hip-hop, folk, and experimental music, and will include original pieces and renditions of music by Joshua Redman, J Dilla, Freddie Hubbard, and others.
Drummer Basil Al Bader gives his final Berklee recital. He will be performing as part of an international jazz quintet.
This recital represents the four years Al Bader has spent at Berklee, the lessons learned, the experience gained, and the love received. The quintet will be playing a set of modern jazz music, both original compositions and covers.