About

"Above all, I devote my life to God. He is my passion and savior. Without him, my music would be nothing."

-Alan "Speedy"

Peralta

Argentine-American born Bass player Alan Peralta lived in Argentina as a young child until age 7, from which he grew up in a small suburb outside of Boston. His grandfather, while living, was a well-known composer and conductor in Argentina, and the Dean of the College of Music in Rosario University, and Alan's grandmother was a Piano teacher. Coming from a musical family, his Aunt bought him his first Bass at the age of 14, and soon after began taking lessons with Berklee faculty Fernando Huergo.

 

In high school, Alan met his best friend Andrew Cornish, who has been his biggest musical influence ever since. The two started a band together and music club at their high school, and played through all four years improving together and challenging each others musicianship, pushing to move to the next level. The two entered Battle of the Band competitions, pit bands, jazz bands, their high school ensembles, as well as a Samba drum circle. Alan went off to The New School for Jazz where he studied with Johannes Weidenmueller and other great musicians before going to Berklee College of Music where he found himself musically and spiritually. At Berklee, Alan dived into any sort of music he could get his hands on trying to become the most versatile player he could be. He also devoted his life to God during his first semester, and has been leading bible studies on campus and dedicating all of his accomplishments to Jesus Christ.

Alan is a dual Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production major being proficient in  Electric, Upright, and Sythn bass, a leader of Berklee/BoCo Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. His time with the fellowship has given him a new outlook on life, and he has continued to grow and understand how all of the opportunities in his life have been given by the Lord. His life in music changed after studying with the great Ed Tomassi, who taught him how to look at Jazz compositionally and in a through-composed manner, contrasting between the two to create arcs in solos, and the study of playing time.

© 2018 Alan Peralta