I started playing drums back home in Puerto Rico when I was 15 years old. I was expose to many music styles like Salsa, Jazz, Rock, Classical and Caribbean music, This mixture of cultures and music styles and playing with different rhythm sections help me craft my drumming and Im really thankful for that. My musical journey has taken me to some of the most prestigious stages and places around the world and allow me to share and learn from other musicians. And thats what inspires me. Im a product of the Escuela Libre De Musica (Puerto Rico Performing Arts School), Musicians Institute of Technology and Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music.
Performance & Recording Credits: Santana, Paul Shaffer, Mamma Mia, Baz, The Cirque du Soleils Zumanity and Criss Angel Believe, Greg Howe, Jason Robert Brown, Alan Menken, Disneys The Lion King, Latin Grammy Awards, Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns, Luis Fonsi, Mark Anthony, John Lucien, Giovanni Hidalgo, Jerry Gonzales, Olga Tanon, Elvis Crespo, Ilan Chester, Ricardo Arjona, Armando Manzanero, Luis Perico Ortiz, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Jerry Rivera, and The Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra to name a few.
Guest Artist and Clinician Credits: Festival Internacional de Percusion - San Juan Puerto Rico, Brandon Jazz Festival Brandon University - Manitoba Canada, Drum Workshop & LP Latin American Tour (Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala), The Las Vegas Drum Camp, The College of Southern Nevada, PASIC China Chapter and The Salt Lake City Jazz Festival. Im working as an independent artist, based in Las Vegas Nevada. Currently performing with My solo project œThe Groove Culture Band, which is dedicated to promoting Afro-Puerto Rican folklore with contemporary music. In addition to performing, also Im drum instructor for the Division of Jazz and Commercial Music at the University of Las Vegas Nevada.