Miami Dade College Professor Ed Calle Wins Latin Grammy

Ed Calle, a full tenured professor of music business and production at Miami Dade College, won Best Instrumental Album for Dr. Ed Calle Presents Mamblue, during the 16th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

Calle is an internationally-acclaimed jazz performer, composer and arranger who was born in Caracas, Venezuela and immigrated to the U.S. in 1968. He studied music at Miami-Dade County public schools and began his music career at the age of 15.

His album, Dr. Calle Presents Mamblue, was written as a tribute to the city of Miami to highlight the city’s cultural history. The album is an Afro-Cuban jazz piece which features more than 115 influential jazz and studio musicians, as well as students, faculty, and staff.

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Nicolette Perdomo

Nicolette Perdomo, 19, is a Mass Communications/Journalism major in the Honors College at Kendall Campus. She will serve as Editor-In-Chief/Briefing Editor for the summer 2015 issue. During the 2015-2016 school year, Perdomo served as staff writer for The Reporter.Perdomo was home schooled and earned her high school diploma in 2013. She aspires to become a broadcast journalist.

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