Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Matt Clauhs - Saxophone & Flute Matt Clauhs grew up in Bucks County, PA. He studied saxophone and flute at Penn State University while obtaining a B.S. in music education. In the State College area, Matt led his own group, the Freedom Jazz Quintet, and performed weekly gigs with two other jazz ensembles, the Andrew Jackson Jazz Showcase and Groove Affliction. After graduating from Penn State, Matt moved to Massachusetts and began work as a instrumental music teacher in the Boston Public School District. There he teaches Jazz Band, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, and Music History at the Boston Arts Academy, a public high school for the performing and visual arts. Matt will complete a Masters in Music Education at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst in August, 2008.
Natalie Dietrich - Vibes Natalie Dietrich, born in Switzerland, is a Vibist/Drummer and Composer/Arranger experienced in the European and North American Music Scene (Jazz, Fusion, Latin-Jazz, Contemporary Classical). Natalie Dietrich has been working as a freelance musician, teacher and orchestra sub for over ten years before coming to Berklee College of Music in January 2004. Natalie has been studying Vibes with Dave Samuels and Ed Saindon from January 2004 until December 2005. Various performances with Dave Samuels, Ed Saindon, Mathias Rüegg, Wolfgang & Christian Muthspiel, Sophia Gubaidulina, Phil Wilson, Richard Evans, Scott deOgburn, Mark White, Natalie Dietrich Group, Dietrich�Gutmann Project, Sunyata Jazz Quartet.
Alex Goumas - Bass Alex Goumas is a freelance bassist, composer, and producer. After earning a Bachelors Degree in Business and Economic from the University of New Hampshire he moved to Boston to earn another Degree in Contemporary Writing and Production at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Alex has performed throughout the United States and Europe with many different groups in the styles of Jazz, Rock, and Funk. He currently resides in Boston gigging regularly and producing.
Rodrigo Bonelli - Drums Drums, Percussion; Music Education at the Rio de Janeiro University(Uni-Rio). BM Berklee College of Music. Studied with John Ramsay, Casey Scheuerell and Jon Hazilla. Performed in Scotland and France as part of the Konrad Wiszniewsky International Quartet. Bonelli has also performed in New England, New York and South America. Had two of his compositions chosen to be part of the “New from Berklee” cd’s Volumes 30 and 31. He is currently involved in writing and performing with his group the Sunyata Jazz Quartet.