I was originally self-taught and then formally studied Afro-Cuban percussion and drums in Cuba with Enrique Pla (Irakere) and Samuel Formell (Los Van Van) among others thanks to a scholarship awarded to me by the Arts Council Of England.
I have also personally researched on several other Latin-American and Caribbean styles while always pusrsuing my personal development.
I have taught at the Musicians' Institute in London for several years and was appointed Deputy Head of PIT, its percussion department.
Up to this day, I have had the opportunity to perform with many great international artists and bands of various styles and backgrounds, touring the world and accumulating credits on over fifty records.
Currently I am a visiting faculty and clinician at various institutes around Europe and, when not on the road, I am busy recording percussion and drums for international artists and producers.
Here is a list of some of the world-class artists and bands whom I have had the opportunity to perform, tour and record with:
Leee John & Imagination, Sandie Shaw, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Ricky Martin, Ramp, Leon Ware, Sheree Brown, Modern Romance, Amy Winehouse, Alexandra Burke, Michele Chiavarini, Melt Yourself Down, Mica Paris, Linda Lewis, Corinne Drewery, Sandie Thom, Rosa Lopez (Spain), Karen Ramirez, Jocelyn Brown, Keziah Jones, Gloria Gaynor, Shaun Escoffery, Toyah Wilcox, James Taylor Quartet, Stephen Gately, Funky LowLives, Nova Fronteira, Courtney Pine, 883 (Italy), Peppercorn, Daphne & Celeste, the Urban Soul Orchestra, The Mohabir Sisters and the London Community Gospel Choir.
Leo Vanelli, Tino Gonzales, Chiva Riva, Bobby Carcasses, Robin Jones & King Salsa, Jazzinho, Jesus Alemany (Cubanismo), Avraham Fried, Hassan Shamaizadeh, Suzan Roshan, Osvaldo Chacon, Omid, Arrow, Leo Dan, Academicos de Madureira, Quilombo do Samba and Motimba.
Louie Vega, DJ Disciple, Victor Simonelli and many others.
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