Zwelakhe-Duma Bell le Pere /  New York City Bassist
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Zwelakhe-Duma Bell le Pere

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New York City

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Zwelakhe-Duma Bell le Pere /  New York City Bassist

Shortly after being accepted to New Haven's Educational Center for the Arts (ECA), Zwelakhe-Duma F. Bell le Pere began studying double bass under the direction of Jeff Fuller. Zwelakhe-Duma prepared as a student at ECA and Litchfield Jazz Camp was accepted to New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. Completing his Bachelor (’11) & Master of Music (’13) in Jazz Studies, he studied acoustic bass with Cecil McBee & Don Palma, as well as studying with non - bassists Jason Moran, John McNeil, & Jerry Bergonzi. Zwelakhe-Duma has performed and recorded with acts such as Christian Scott, Dave Holland, Randy Weston, Dave Liebman & Jason Moran, as well as performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival, Lagos Jazz Festival, Osaka Jazz Festival, Joy of Jazz Festival & MoMA's "Summergarden" series. Zwelakhe- Duma Bell le Pere was a recipient of the 2011 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Fellowship and is also a teaching artist for the Litchfield Jazz Camp& New England Conservatory Jazz Lab. He currently resides in New York City, New York and continues his private study with legendary bassist Ron Carter.

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