Calvin Limuel is a musician, composer, and producer based in Boston. A multi-instrumentalist, he primarily plays piano and drums, but he also regularly sings and performs on double bass, bass guitar, Hammond organ, pipe organ, vibraphones, violin, acoustic guitar and electric guitar on various situations and occasions, academically and professionally. Calvin is primarily a Jazz musician, but his works and musical experiences run along the lines of Gospel/CCM, Rock, Electronic Music, R&B, Latin American, and more.
Calvin is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music ('16), where he perfected his performing craft under many different teachers—Kevin Harris, Jason Palmer, Dennis Montgomery III, Ralph Peterson, Jr., Neal Smith, Ray Santisi, Kenny Werner, Skip Smith, Vadim Neselovsky, Ron Mahdi, JoAnne Brackeen, Dave Fiuczynski. He has also studied with some of Berklee's best educators on composition and production such as Ayn Inserto, Michael Johnson, Joe Carrier, Daniel Ian Smith, and Tsunenori "Lee" Abe. He takes influences from a diverse range of musicians, including his teachers, but the most influential ones and foundational would be Chick Corea, bassist Avishai Cohen, Robert Glasper, and Vijay Iyer.
Currently, Calvin performs at many venues and for diverse events. Most notably, he is a regular jam session host at the historic Wally's Café, one of the oldest Jazz club in Boston. He keeps himself busy performing and recording with different projects; progressive rock band Ozean Skye, R&B/Smooth Jazz band SkyBridge; also playing music and serving churches of various traditions around Boston, without forgetting his own personal endeavors in original/contemporary Jazz, alt/art Rock, electronic music, and Gospel. He is also currently a keyboardist for Boston-based Wedding and General Business band The Hipshot Band.
With a naturally analytical and explorative mind, Calvin develops his musical sensitivity through good grasp of musical theory, compositional approaches, orchestral/productional aspects, and perfect pitch, without sacrificing his sensibility. He keeps himself sharp by ‘nerding’ through subjects like languages/linguistics, intercultural communication, world history, philosophical discourses, chess, cooking, and computer technology. Just call him Cool Cal!