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Marika Galea


MARIKA GALEA (bass) Toronto-born bassist Marika Galea is currently located in Boston.

A chance trip to the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) conference in high school sparked her interest in jazz and lead to her purchase of a double bass. She completed one year of studies at the University Toronto before being offered a scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she is currently completing a Bachelor’s degree in Performance and Classical Composition.

Since moving to Boston, she has had the opportunity to perform at many prestigious venues including Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Small’s, and the Jazz Standard, and has performed with the Neal Smith Group and the Cyrus Chestnut Trio.

Marika was member of the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band from 2009-2011.