Photo by Dale Rothenberg
Shortly after being accepted to New Haven’s Educational Center for The Arts (ECA), Zwelakhe-Duma F. Bell le Pere began studying the double bass under the direction of Jeff Fuller. Zwelakhe-Duma prepared as a student at ECA and Litchfield Jazz Camp and was accepted to New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. Now a sophomore he continues studying under the tutelage of Cecil McBee and Donald Palma. Zwelakhe-Duma was a student at Litchfield Jazz Camp for two years before joining the camp as a teaching assistant.