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Jetro Da Silva

Jetro Da Silva's Biography

Jetro Da Silva born in Meier, Rio de Janeiro, in February 28, 1967. Da Silva began his musical training at 12 years old. With only one month of piano lessons, Jetro was already playing for his church congregation (Sao Joao de Meriti Baptist Church). When Jetro turned 14, he told his dad that he wanted to pursue music seriously. At that time, Jetro started searching for the best music schools in Rio de Janeiro. Then somebody told him about Escola Nacional de Musica, the most respected classical school in Rio. Jetro prepared for the audition and within one month he was accepted as a full scholarship student.

At only 16, Jetro was the sole supporter of his family, playing with world-renowned musicians and his Pentecostal church Nova Vida da Tijuca in Rio da Janeiro. After touring with several Brazilian artists, Jetro moved to Boston to extend his music education at Berklee College of Music, majoring in Music Production and Engineering.

Because of his talent and experience in Brazil as a producer, performer, arranger and songwriter, it didn't take Jetro very long for the music community in Boston and LA to embrace him.

Jetro now holds a position of Professor at the ensemble department at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ma., and he also holds a position as the director of Music and Arts at Elim International Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY. Jetro's talent and professionalism keeps him as one of high demand keyboardist in this country. Most recently Jetro performed with Steve Wonder at the "House Full of Toys" fundraiser and with Whitney Houston at the Winter Olympics in 2006, which was held in Turin, Italy.

Jetro's experience, training as keyboardist/producer/arranger has increased his opportunity to work with people such as: Whitney Houston, Jamie Foxx, Patti Labelle, Pastor Andrae Crouch, Earth Wind and Fire, Chaka Khan, The Pointer Sisters, Gladys Knight, Brandy, Sheila E., Namie Amuro, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Kem, Celine Dion, Patti Austin, Emilio Santiago, Monica, Mary Mary and many others.

Jetro's photo is by Christopher Gill.

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