Monte, a multi-instrumentalist originally hailing from Pompano Beach, Florida. Following his time at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he earned his degree in Bass Performance, Monte made the move westward to Seattle. Throughout his academic journey, Monte has maintained a professional career as a bassist, gracing stages at weddings, music festivals, and tours. In addition to his performances, he has collaborated with various groups and led jazz combos while also contributing his expertise to City Music, Berklee's program for aspiring young musicians.