Born in Caracas of Spanish parents, Miami-based saxophonist Ed Calle owes his musical career to his father's love of music. When Calle and his family moved to America in 1966, his father suggested that Calle take some music classes. Calle picked tenor saxophone and took to it quickly, soon spending nearly all his free time practicing.
As a student at the University of Miami, Calle decided that music was his calling, and received a master's degree in jazz performance. Even before he left school, however, Calle played with artists like Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, and toured with performers such as Julio Iglesias and Bob James. Calle has also worked as a sideman for Arturo Sandoval, Jon Secada, Vanessa Williams, and Frank Sinatra, as well as contributing to television and movie soundtracks.
Along with his Latin roots, Calle's playing style is influenced by his love of mathematics—he also holds a bachelor's degree in math from Florida International University. Calle shares his technical background and heritage with the elementary school children he lectures as a traveling music teacher. His solo albums Nightgames (1986), Double Talk (1996), and Sunset Harbor (1999) also reflect his prowess and passion as a musician. The new millennium saw the release of Twilight (2001) on Concord Jazz.
Ed Calle or Eduard J. Calle is a musician from Miami. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela.
Calle is saxophone player, composer, arranger, flutist and clarinetist. He lives with his wife Sari Calle and their three children in South Florida where Ed serves as Associate Professor of Music Business and Production at Miami Dade College.
During his carrer he was twice nominated for Latin Grammy Award. In 2005 for Ed Calle Plays Santana and in 2007 for his latest release In the ZoneEd Ames (born Edmund Dantes Urick; July 9, 1927) is an American popular singer and actor.He is best known for his pop and adult contemporary hits of the 1960s like "When the Snow is on the Roses" and the perennial "My Cup Runneth Over". He was part of a popular 1950s singing group called the Ames Brothers.
Ames was born in Malden, Massachusetts, to Jewish parents Sarah (Zaslavskaya) and David Urick (Eurich), who had immigrated from Ukraine. He was the youngest of nine children, five boys and four girls.
Ames grew up in a poor household. He attended the Boston Latin School and was educated in Classical and Opera music, as well as literature.
While still in high school, the brothers formed a quartet and often won competitions around the Boston area. Three of the brothers later formed the Amory Brothers quartet and went to New York City, where they were hired by bandleader Art Mooney. Playwright Abe Burrows helped the brothers along the way, suggesting the siblings change their group's name to the Ames Brothers.
Photo of the Ames Brothers, 1955. Ed Ames is seen at top.
The Ames Brothers were first signed on with Decca Records in 1948, but because of the Musician Union's ban[clarification needed], their records from Decca were never released. They signed on with another label, Coral Records, a subsidiary of Decca. They had their first major hit in the 1950s with the double-sided "Rag Mop" and "Sentimental Me". The Brothers joined RCA Victor records and continued to have success throughout the 1950s with many hits like "It Only Hurts For a Little While", "You, You, You", and "The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane". The brothers made appearances regularly on variety programs, and for a short period of time in 1955 had their own 15-minute show.