Berklee Summer Concert SeriesCarmen Spada
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Jazz pianist and vocalist Carmen Spada is very active in Boston and in his native Canada, where he performs as a soloist, with his trio, and with the Carmen Spada Sextet. In honor of his Italian roots, Spada also performs on the accordion.
Spada was introduced to the piano at the age of 7 by his father, Carmen Sr., who was also a pianist. Over the course of his education, Spada has studied with Annemarie Dittgen, Jennifer Knelman, John Chalmers, Jack Zaza, Laila Biali, and Jane Fair. At Berklee, Spada studied performance and composition with Danilo Perez, Hal Crook, Joe Lovano, Frank Carlberg, Joanne Brackeen, Ray Santisi, and Greg Hopkins, and graduated with a dual major in piano and jazz composition.