Resume

Performances & Experience

  • Percussionist for Refried Ice Cream June 2008 to present
  • Signed to Team Love Records, currently recording second album.
  • Freelance Session Musician for several local recording studios.
  • Provided a variety of percussion recordings for several BMI recording artists.
  • Performed with Refried Ice Cream as opening act for Bright Eyes September 2011
  • September 17, 2011 concert at Stubbs, Austin, TX an Official Austin City Limits Venue.
  • September 18, 2011 concert at Tricky Falls, El Paso, TX, benefit show for Hands of Loving Hope, an El Paso organization.
  • Performed with Refried Ice Cream at South by Southwest (SXSW) March 20, 2011 in benefit show for the Austin Humane Society
  • Performed at Binational Drum Circle, Peace and Justice without Borders January 2011
  • Event was held at Sunland Park-Anapra Border Fence to raise awareness and unity for Juarez.
  • Performed with Sangre Guitana November 2008
  • Performed at “Music Under the Stars” El Paso Tx.
  • Performed at the El Paso Downtown Street Festival.
  • Session Percussionist for David Garza November 2004
  • Provided congas for music recorded with David Garza, artist signed with Atlantic Records.

Education

  • Studying with Josh Brewer 2008 to present
  • Learning recording and audio set up techniques
  • Practicing commercial and marketing aspects of the industry.
  • Studied with Cesar Ivan 2007 to 2011
  • Expanded knowledge of world music history and styles.
  • Performed in musical group “Sangre Guitana” under his instruction.

Skills

  • Drum Set, Congas, Bongos, Djembe, Timbales, Cajon,and Auxiliary Percussion.
  • Musical styles include but not limited to; Jazz, Rock, Latin, Cumbia, Norteño, Banda, Hip Hop. Adapts to most modern styles.
  • Capable of drumming along to a metronome (play on click).