Producer - Session Drummer

Producer - Session Drummer

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Born in La Habana Cuba he began his career as a classical percussionist at age 8, while learning and performing as a percussionist of Cuban folklore in a non-academic context.

In 1997 he moved to Cali, Colombia, where he continued his career as a symphonic musician and ventures as a Jazz and Rock drummer. During this time he played with well-known musical groups and band leaders, like Grupo Bahía, The Bellas Artes Jazz Sextet, The Bellas Artes Latin Jazz Big Band, jazz, salsa and latin jazz pianist Jaime Henao, and latin jazz legend and trumpet player Alfredo “Chocolate” Armenteros. He also participated with Jazz groups in the well-known "A Jazz Go" Festival in the city of Cali. In the year 2002 he graduates with honors as a “Master in musical interpretation” from the “Antonio María Valencia” Conservatory of music.

At the beginning of the 2000´s, he starts playing drums in the band of the famous songwriter and singer Julio Nava for approximately three years. During this time, shares stages and venues with artists such as Fito Páez, Chayanne, Andrés Cepeda, and many other artist from Colombia and the world.

In 2007 he builts his own recording studio called "All Music Studios" where he currently works as recording and mixing engineer, session drummer, session percussionist and music producer. He has participated as session drummer on recordings of various artists such as Mojito Lite, Siam, Yordano, Andrés Cepeda, Herencia of Timbiqui, Mareh, La Mambanegra, among many others. Finally, today performs as the drummer of the band Mojito Lite, three times nominated to the Latin Grammy award. He also teaches at a prestigious University of Colombia and produces many local artists.


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Private lessons, Master Class, clinics:

Despite occupying much of his time as a teacher in the university Icesi in Cali, Julio also separates part of his time for personalized classes, clinics and master classes.

If you’re interested in taking private lessons, or prepare a clinic or master class, write us an e-mail entitled "Education services" with details of the type of service in which you are interested. Julio will respond you to address issues of schedules, subjects to study, location, rates, etc.

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Private lessons, Master Class, clinics:

Despite occupying much of his time as a teacher in the university Icesi in Cali, Julio also separates part of his time for personalized classes, clinics and master classes.

If you’re interested in taking private lessons, or prepare a clinic or master class, write us an e-mail entitled "Education services" with details of the type of service in which you are interested. Julio will respond you to address issues of schedules, subjects to study, location, rates, etc.

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correo@juliodrums.com

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