Jorge Chavez

Jorge Chavez

Descartes a Kant, Terooka and MUVA.

A drummer, percussionist, educator, improviser, producer, songwriter, and drum technician with over 20 years of professional musical experience, he is a well renowned musician of the alternative music scene in Mexico. His experience has enabled him to perform in different venues in Mexico and abroad, having participated in music festivals such as: Vive Latino (Mexico City, MX) -4 years-, Sonorama (Guadalajara, MX), 212 (Guadalajara, MX) -3 years-, Rock X la Vida (Guadalajara, MX), South By Southwest (Austin, US) -4 years-, Rock al Parque (Bogota, CO), White Nights Festival (Perm, RU), Ruido Fest (Chicago, IL), Roskilde Festival (Denmark) and many more.

He has a wide musical profile, and is proficient in a diverse selection of musical styles (e.g. Jazz, Funk, Metal, Rock, Blues, Electronic, Pop and Noise) as well as adding details and arrangements of Mexican folkloric music in his compositions. He does sound design and arranging for studio recordings and live presentations through the use of toys, trash cans, pots, pans, percussion, samplers and ambient recordings. Also, he has a background in musical studies from the Music School of the University of Guadalajara (1997-2000) and has taken private lessons and clinics from several drummers both foreign and domestic. In addition, he is currently giving private and public lessons for the EAM (Escuela Alternativa de Musica) in Mexico City.

Despite the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus, in 2020 he remains very active as an online music/drum teacher and was invited as a host for OFFBEAT MX (YouTube Channel dedicated to the art of Drums) and also on behalf of the UNAM (Autonomous University of Mexico) participated in a duet of Drums with Milo Tamez called œExploraciones Bateriologicas for œMaºsica UNAM.

In 2022 he began working as a drum technician for Alex "El Animal" Gonzalez (Mana/ De La Tierra).

For more than 20 years hes had different sponsors, including: DW Drums and Hardware, Pacific Drums and Hardware, Paiste Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Roland and Kickport.

IN 3

  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    When the ideas that i got in my mind take place in the instrument and in my bands as well, also when i made MUSICAL statements in the drums.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    Joey Baron, Jim Black, Paul Wertico, Jack Dejohnette, Billy Martin, Danny Heifetz, Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, Trevor Dunn, Ennio Morricone, John Zorn, Los Nena, David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick.
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    Easy... i can't live without the 5A American Classic, it's my main choice for the 90% of things that i do, what a great and versatile drumsticks they are!


Descartes a Kant, Terooka and MUVA.