Carlos Averhoff, Jr.

Class of 
2011
Alumni

Latin Grammy-nominated Cuban tenor saxophonist Carlos Averhoff Jr. is a  contemporary Afro-Cuban jazz composer and educator described by All About Jazz as "a dynamic, fresh new voice on the saxophone." Exposed to music early on through his father and namesake, a legendary saxophonist and member of Chucho Valdes's Irakere, Averhoff was classically trained in his native Cuba and after completing extensive academic studies at Berklee and beyond, he now teaches woodwinds at Berklee's City Music Program

Averhoff has collaborated with an array of artists including Bob Moses, Horacio El Negro Hernandez, Chucho Valdes, Bill Pierce, Isaac Delgado, and Buena Vista Social Club, among many others. Says Averhoff of his alma mater: "Berklee is a universe of music connected to the world."

Hear the title track from Carlos Averhoff  Jr.'s 2015 debut album, iRESI, via Sounds of Berklee: