B. J. Perez III
Sometimes credited as: Berchmans J Perez III, B J Perez III
Height: 5'11" · Weight: 205 · Hair Color: Brown · Eye Color: Brown · Training: BA-ME on Clarinet; MME on Saxophone; MM on Clarinet (sec flute & oboe) · Special Skills: plays all saxes (SATB), clarinets/bass clarinet, flutes/piccolo, recorder (SAT), oboe/English Horn · Hometown: New Orleans · Born: 9/8/1957 · High School: River Oaks Academy, Belle Chasse, LA 1975 · College: Uni. of New Orleans (BA '80); Loyola Uni. - NO, La (MME '88); Southeastern LA Uni. (MM '15) · Occupation: Free-lance musician
I have received a BA from the University of New Orleans in Music Education (Clarinet major) in 1980, a Masters of Music Education (Classical Saxophone major) from Loyola University of the South in 1988, and a Masters of Music Performance (Clarinet, Flute, Oboe) from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2015. On ...Read More
I have received a BA from the University of New Orleans in Music Education (Clarinet major) in 1980, a Masters of Music Education (Classical Saxophone major) from Loyola University of the South in 1988, and a Masters of Music Performance (Clarinet, Flute, Oboe) from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2015. On clarinet, I have studied with Arthur Knight, Stanley Weinstein, Dr. Robyn Jones, Dr. Thomas Kimecik, and Mr. Victor Drescher. On saxophone, I have studied with Louis Berndt, Bob Lockhart, Paul McGinley, Walter Barszenik, and Crawford Best. I have studied flute with Suzanne Buerkle and oboe with Everette Scott Smith.
As for performing experience, I have performed with The Temptations, Bob Hope, Martha Reeves, Julio Ingeles, Lou Rawls, Jerry Lewis, Rita Moreno, Keilly Smith, Frankie Ford, The Frankie Mann Orchestra, The Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra, The Guy Lombardo Orchestra, The Jan Garber Orchestra, The New Levithan Oriental-Foxtrot Orchestra, The New Orleans Summer Pops Orchestra, The New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. I have also played in the pit orchestras for The Saenger Theater (New Orleans), the Mobile Opera, the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Le Petit Theater, Southeastern Louisiana University's Opera Workshop, Rivertown Repertory Theater, Southern Preparatory Theater, Slidell Little Theater, Tulane Summer Lyric Theater, University of New Orleans, Nicholls State University, Mt. Carmel Academy, Jesuit High School, MeGehee School, Sacred Heart Academy, and St. Martin's Episcopal High School. In addition to my performance experience, I also lead MUSIC BY CARNAVAL, a 13-piece big band specializing in Carnival Ball performance.
I am a multi-woodwind specialist, performing on clarinet (Eb, Bb, A, bass, and contra), flute (C soprano, Bb d'amore & alto), piccolo, saxophone (SATB), recorder (sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor), oboe, and English Horn. If you are interested in me performing on oboe/English Horn, please contact me 2 months prior to performances so I may prepare reeds for the instruments.