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Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone Saxophones.

Flute and Clarinet.

Emery Mesich

Emery Mesich is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and producer hailing from Sacramento, California. As a child he was first introduced to musical genres like classic rock, folk, and jazz. Driven by music, he started playing clarinet at the age of eight. Two years later he quickly became fluent on saxophone after discovering jazz greats like Charlie Parker and Jackie Mclean. Emery grew up playing in symphonies, community bands, churches, college bands, and was considered an “old soul” because of his ability to excel on his instrument and command great stage presence at an early age.

Emery’s passion for music and dedication has always remained strong, putting him in many situations as a bandleader. In his early teens he had his own jazz band ‘Take 5’ who held a regular gig at the Shady Lady Saloon in downtown Sacramento. Soon after, he started a reggae group titled ‘This Hiatus’ and wrote and produced an 11-track album as well as gigged frequently in the Sacramento-area.  Throughout High School Emery excelled winning numerous awards at Reno, Monterey, Essentially Ellington, and Charles Mingus Jazz Festivals as well as touring with the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra to Japan in 2014.

In 2014 Emery was granted a full scholarship to the Berklee College of Music where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Contemporary Writing and Production, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Performance. Emery has been presented “Outstanding Soloist” awards by Monterey Jazz Festival, the Charles Mingus Festival, Essential Ellington at Lincoln Center, and Downbeat Magazine. Currently, Emery plays with local Sacramento bands such as the BapNotes, Harley White Orchestra, and The Black Yacht Club to name a few, as well as his own self-directed groups. His other interests include producing, mixing, engineering, beat-making, singing, teaching and songwriting.

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