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Karl Perazzo

Karl Perazzo grew up in San Francisco, CA. By the time he was 12 , he had played with such notable musicians as Cal Tjader, Malo, Ray Obiedo, Prince, and Andy Narell. In 1991, his life-long dream of playing with Santana was realized when he joined the band to play timbales.

Karl has also recorded and performed with Mariah Carey, Dizzy Gillespie, Phish, The United Nations Orchestra and John Lee Hooker. In addition to that, he also teaches percussion.

Along with fellow Santana percussionist, Raul Rekow, Karl starred in LP's popular instructional video From Afro-Cuban to Rock. This video breaks down the complex musical rhythms of Cuban percussion.

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