Emilio Modeste is an eighteen-year-old saxophonist and member of the Wallace Roney Quintet. He began playing the saxophone at the age of eight, and has played and/or studied with respected and world-renowned musicians such as Rene McLean, Antoine Roney, Gary Bartz, Wynton Marsalis, Larry Willis, Buster Williams, Lenny White, and many others.
At the age of eleven, Emilio joined the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra. He is a touring member of the Wallace Roney Quintet. Emilio has also joined the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on tour and has traveled to Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia on tour.
Emilio Modeste opened for Jon Batiste at the Celebrate Brooklyn Festival in 2016 and has played at respected establishments such as the Jazz Standard, Ginny's Supperclub, Minton's, the Village Vanguard, Smalls, Zinc Bar, the Blue Note, the Bronx Beer Hall and many other great venues in New York City.