BIOGRAPHY

Born on the island of Aruba. After high school he attended  Berklee College of music, Boston USA. In 1984 he graduated with a bachelor's degree in professional music.

 

Guest lecturer Coe College Cedar Rapids USA

Masterclasses Buffalo Grove High School Chicago USA. 

Masterclass during St. Lucia Jazz festival  

 

Immediately after college Delbert began working in several showbands in various hotels restaurants on his native island.

With a performance career spanning over wel over 30 years Delbert has appeared with, The Aruba Art Ensemble, Cuarteto Clave Jazz, Arturo Sandoval, Dutch Swing College Band, Cubop bigband, De Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, Kirk Whalum, Roy Hargrove, Abel Marcel the multiple tours in the USA, Venezuela and Europe. Delbert plays a fusion of afro Caribbean traditions and jazz 

Currently living in the Netherlands, where he teaches masterclasses/workshops on saxophone, flute and improvisation. Leader of several duo and quartet projects. To name a few, "Threesome", "Cafe con Leche" , "Forward Motion"

 

Recordings:

Jazz meets Classics

Decisions - wQuartet

The Aruba Art Ensemble

Criyo Jazz - wI.Q Music

Solo Expressions

The Christmas Album Vol I

© 2020 by DELBERT BERNABELA.