Trumpeter and Alto Saxophonist Fernando Ferrarone is a native of Miami, Florida. As a trumpet player, he was a member of the 2013 and 2014 GRAMMY® Jazz Band, 2013 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and Music for All’s 2013 Jazz Band of America; received a 2013 YoungArts Merit Award; and was presented an Outstanding Trumpet Soloist Award from Wynton Marsalis at the 2013 and 2014 Essentially Ellington Competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. He had the honor of taking lessons and performing with John Clayton, Terrell Stafford and Wycliffe Gordon while attending the 2013 Vail Jazz Workshop. Also a winner of a 2013 and 2014 DownBeat Student Music Award as a jazz soloist winner on trumpet and alto saxophone, Fernando was First Alto Saxophone Chair in the 2013 Florida All-State Jazz Band, and participated in the 2013 Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony as a saxophonist. Fernando has had the honor and privilege of having Brian Lynch as his private instructor.
Fernando attended Berklee College of Music on a full tuition scholarship in Boston. He also played with the Berklee concert jazz orchestra and the Beantown swing orchestra in Boston. Currently he is a member of the Denis Noday Jazz Orchestra and the Raices Jazz Orchestra in Miami.