BIO

Educational qualification

  • Percussion Institute of Technology (Musicians Institute of Technology) graduated with honors in 1996 Jazz drummer price of the year and one of the three chosen  “outstanding students” 1995-1996

  • Scholarship at Percussion Institute of Technology for six months. (1996-1997)

  • Oficina de Curitiba (Curitiba/Brazil). South American Styles. Drums and percussion ensembles, and instrument lessons (2008/2009)

  • Private drum lessons in New York with Ralph Peterson Jr (2000) and Ari Hoenig (2004).

  • Theory and Harmony courses at Taller de Musics at Barcelona (1997-2001).

  • Piano private lessons at Taller de Musics at Barcelona (1997-2000).

  • Private drums instruction with Sebastián Peyceré and Alejandro Varela in Argentina (1988-1995)

Professional Excellence Summary

  • Berklee Valencia drumset and percussion instructor (2012 – still active).

  • Tour with Victor Mendoza in Brazil (2013).

  • Tour (concerts and master classes at San Francisco University, Quito- Ecuador with Polo Ortí Quartet (2014).

  • Master classes in Portugal. Percussion festival of Tomarimbando (2014).

  • Shows and clinics in Buenos Aires , Argentina (may 2014).

  • Concert and Master class with bass legend Eddie Gomez at Berklee (2013).

  • Master class at Las Palmas, Canary Island at the Conservatory of popular music and Yamaha store (2012).

  • Drum teacher at Tenerife’s MOUSIKE music school ( 2010-2012).

  • Drum teacher at ABCD school at Barcelona (2009-2011).

  • Head of the jazz department and drum teacher at Alois Haba school of music in Barcelona (2004-2006).

  • 19 years of experience as a private teacher. Since 1996 using the P.I.T curriculum as working method.

  • Published articles on jazz/rock applications and drum&bass on the Spanish edition of Modern drummer magazine.

Certification

  • ONE-YEAR PROGRAM certificate at P.I.T (Percussion Institute of Technology at Musicians Institute, CA.

Toured, played and recorded with

From Argentina:

  • Luis Salinas (great Argentinean jazz guitarist virtuoso).

  • Walter Malosetti (Argentinean most important jazz guitarist).

  • Axel Krigier (Argentina/ Folklore-electronic music).

  • Ernesto Jodos, Javier Malosetti, Horacio Fumero, Diego Schissi, Rodrigo Dominguez, and many more.

From Spain:

  • Perico Sambeat, Alain Perez, Caramelo, Román Filiú, Albert Sanz, Horacio Fumero, Albert Bover, Polo Ortí, José Reinoso, Raynald Colom, Llibert Fortuny, Elisabeth Raspall, Victor de Diego, Kike Perdomo, Celia Mur, Beth, Dani Perez, Joan Diaz, Israel Sandoval, Pablo Martín Caminero, Abe Rabade, Javier Vercher, Marina Salas (Ojos de brujo), among others.

From U.S.A:

  • Eddie Gomez, Jerry Gonzalez, Gary Willis, Bill McHenry, Dick Oatts, Dayna Stephens, Guillermo Klein, David Virelles, Christian Howes, Joel Harrison, Aruan Ortiz, Jure Pukl, Victor Mendoza, among others.

From Brazil:

  • Marcos Suzano, Marco Lobo, Joyce, Roberto Menescal, Danilo Caymmi, Teresa Cristina, Chico Pinheiro, Philippe Baden Powell, André Vasconcellos, Fabio Torres and many more.

Professional Preparation/Development

In the U.S:

  • During a one year period studied drums with:  Joe Porcaro, Efrain Toro, Ralph Humphrey, Richie Garcia, Kirk Covington, Terry Bozzio, Virgil Donati, Maria Martinez. Phil Maturano. In different occasions privately with Ralph Peterson Jr, Ari Hoenig, among others.

  • Seminars with Elvin Jones, Peter Erskine, Greg Bisonette, Billy Cobham, Alex Acuña, Terry Bozzio, Virgil Donati, Phil Maturano, Dennis Chambers, Lewis Nash, Joey   Baron, Steve Gadd, Omar Hakim.

In Spain

  • Studied privately with Aldo Caviglia and Marc Miralta.

In Brazil

  • Oficina de Curitiba during a weekly program with: Marcio Bahia, Edu Ribeiro, Marcos Suzano, Vinicius Lacerda and Marco Lobo.

In Argentina

  • Occasionally with: Mariano Cantero (Aca Seca trio), Facundo Guevara (Mercedes Sosa, Liliana Herrero, etc). And with Sebastian Peyceré (1992-1995) Alejandro Varela (1997-1998).

Recordings

Pop Music

Lucas Masciano /Al diablo con todo – Filmax records

Marinah (former singer of ojos de Brujo) /El baile de las horas.

Blues, rock , Folk

Bandastic Fand / Strong enough to refuse

Jazz / Mainstream

Dani Pérez Buenos Aires-Barcelona connection – Fresh Sound records

Anibal Martínez Quartet / Instrucciones para girar- Satchmo records

Oscar Peña Group /Astronautus- Fresh sound records

Oscar Peña Group Astronautus / The return of Astronautus – Fresh sound records

Jose Alberto Medina  J.A.M trio /In my mind – Fresh Sound records

Jose Alberto Medina  J.A.M trio /3 – Marble records

Jose Alberto Medina  J.A.M trio /Roads (Recorded in NY featuring saxophonist Dayna Stephens) –

J.A.M trio featuring Dick Oatts  and Kike Perdomo /Broten

Claudia Bardagí Quintet / Walking on time

Hugo Fernandez Quartet  / Once

Amerikanda (featuring Celia Mur)

Electronic jazz

Mariano Steimberg´s IEP! Innovative electric project (to be published )

TGX/ Ara o mai – New mood records

Andreu Zaragoza´s TGX / Wide songs – New mood records

El cholo / Madre fucking patrias/ Independent

Brazilian jazz

Raspall/Rossi/Steimberg/Warburton / bossanova i la Geltrú – Raspall, Nomada57  records

Tomás LP Cruz/ Projeto brasilero (Takeo Music 2012)

Funk

Toni Mena Ludic group /  Hall of fame records

Endorsments :

Canopus drums

Remo drum heads

Vic Firth drum sticks (artist/Educator)

Zildjian Cymbals

La Lulas Cajon Flamenco