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Rocky Yera

Award winning, Cuban born tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger Rocky Yera began his musical journey at the age of twelve. Since his early years, Rocky received his main influences and musical guidance from multi-Grammy Award winning producer Richard Aspinwall. Rocky's other significant musical influences include Cannonball Adderley, Ed Calle, Paul Desmond, Stan Getz, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, Jeff Coffin, Lenny Pickett, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Edward Van Halen.

Rocky has been acknowledged with several awards throughout his career. As a high school student at New World School of the Arts, he was awarded the Downbeat Magazine Outstanding Performance award in 2000. That same year he was chosen as a Vail Jazz Foundation Scholarship Recipient and was also selected to perform in the elite Grammy High School Jazz Band for the 2000 Grammy Awards ceremony.

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Primary Instrument

Sax, tenor

Location

Chicago

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Available to teach private saxophone and improvisation lessons. Please contact via website: https://www.rockyyera.com/

Clinic/Workshop Information

Available for Clinics and Masterclasses along with band performance featuring original compositions. Please contact via website: https://www.rockyyera.com/

Discography