Miami native Obed Calvaire is one of the most exciting young drummers on the jazz scene. A brilliant instrumentalist who made his mark with trombonist Steve Turre, Calvaire has performed and recorded with an impressive array of jazz artists including Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Palmieri, Roy Hargrove, Bob Mintzer, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Mark Murphy, Eric Reed, the Clayton Brothers and others. Calvaire is a musical chameleon at home in any musical situation, performing extensively in Afro- Cuban, R&B, pop and world music contexts. In addition to the SFJAZZ Collective, his current projects include work with Richard Bona, Peter Cincotti, Musiq Soulchild and young trumpet phenomenon Sean Jones. Calvaire holds a Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music.