Sean Skeete

Instructor of Jazz, Interlochen Arts Camp

Chair of Ensembles, Berklee College of Music

Professor Sean Skeete is a drummer and educator from Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies, currently residing in Boston, MA. Growing up in a musical family, his love for music started at 3 years old, while playing in his father’s church. From this early age, it was clear that he found his calling and subsequently, dedicated much of his youth to studying music intensely with the hope of becoming a professional performer. Following high school, he was awarded a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where he continued to develop his musical style.

Sean is an extremely versatile performer whose musicality is informed by his love for the music of the caribbean, jazz and r&b. He has been performing and teaching professionally for over two decades. His performance highlights includes performances and recordings with such notables as John Patittuci, Raul Midon, Will Downing, Paquito D'Rivera, George Russell, Walter Beasley, Oleta Adams, Edwin Hawkins, Melinda Doolittle, Steve Bailey, Crystal Aiken, Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Charles Flood, and Élan Trotman. In addition, he has performed on the cast of Stomp and Blue Man group and has, most recently, recorded with acid reggae artist Matt Jenson & Liquid Revolution.

Currently, Sean is the Chair of the Ensemble Department at Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) where he has been teaching for more than 15 years. He teaches ensembles, hip-hop, r&b, and funk drumming courses. In addition, Sean travels extensively, presenting music workshops and clinics, both, domestically and internationally.