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Perla, Gene

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Gene Perla
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.

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