Tuesday, October 7th
@ Vic's Drum Shop
$50 for a 90 minute session
Students of all skill levels are welcome!
Learn from one of today's most uniquely talented drummer/percussionists in an intimate classroom setting. Space is extremely limited so reserve your spot right away by calling the shop.
About Walfredo Reyes, Jr.:
Few drummers playing today can successfully combine the rich history of Latin, Afro-Cuban and World Percussion with the drum set as well as Walfredo Reyes, Jr., can. For Wally, fusing the two disciplines has been his driving passion. In fact, by blazing this path, he has challenged the technical levels of our instrument.
Born in Cuba, raised in Puerto Rico, and culminating his musical style in the U.S., Wally learned the traditions from his father and master percussionist, Walfredo Sr. Wally then married those principles with his love of the drum set, coming up with his own truly global rhythmic style. Simply put, he is able to sound like a drummer and a percussionist at the same time. Add blistering chops and a penchant for playing unusual patterns to the mix, and you have only a small idea of what this man can do.
Not surprisingly, this "one man percussion show" has gathered an impressive list of gigs over the years, including touring and recording with Carlos Santana, Traffic, Steve Winwood, Jackson Browne, Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, David Lindley, Ricki Lee Jones, Richard Marx, Sergio Mendes, Smokey Robinson, Robbie Robertson, Joe Sample, Boz Scaggs, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Johnny Hallyday, Khaled, Lindsey Buckingham, Chicago, and many others.
Because of his versatility, Walfredo Reyes, Jr., is one of the most in demand musicians in the world today. He is currently touring with the world renown classic rock band, Chicago, playing percussion.