BA in Music from Thomas Edison University
Gene Perla was raised in New Jersey where he studied piano
and trombone. After attending Berklee
School of Music he moved to New York and began his musical career as a jazz
bassist. He has performed and/or
recorded with Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Elvin
Jones, Chuck Mangione, Joni Mitchell, Buddy Rich, Sonny Rollins, Nina Simone,
Frank Sinatra, Stone Alliance, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, and others. In the early 1970's he formed music
publishing and record companies, and his group the /Stone Alliance/traveled to South America and Europe which gave him
experience in management and booking.
Other efforts include Broadway sound design and recording studio
operations. He is currently playing his
basses, producing records, running an Internet design and hosting company, and teaching at Lehigh University and the New School for Jazz
and Contemporary Music.