Ernie Del Fante
Ernie Del Fante is currently active as a performing artist with several musical groups including his own Jazz combo and Jazz duo. Ernie is a native of California who grew as a musician in the greater Los Angeles area music scene. His credits include film, TV, recordings and literally hundreds of live jazz performances with top jazz artists including Dolo Coker,, Leroy Vinegar, Gabe Baltazar, Lanny Morgan, Tom Ranier, Shelly Berg, Baba Elefante, Chuck Flores, Luther Hughes, Joe Jewel, Larry Koonse, Ron Kobayashi, Mark Massey,, Tom Scott, Richard Simon, Kate Reid, Jules Day, and many others.
Ernie has performed in such international performance venues as The North Sea Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, ; and St. Marks Square (Venice, Italy), 1996. He is on staff in the music department of Fullerton College as instructor of jazz lab band, and jazz history . He also is in demand as a jazz clinician and adjudicator at schools and jazz festivals on the West Coast. Ernie taught Elementary Music In the Norwalk and La Mirada Districts in Orange County for many years. He has also served as a clinician and adjudicator for jazz festivals on the west coast, as well as teaching at the Idyllwild Arts summer jazz workshop.