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GERARDO ROSALES

Percussionist, bandleader and musical producer, Gerardo Rosales, was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Gerardo started studying piano at the age of eight, but realized he had a deep passion for the congas by the time he was sixteen. He studied Latin percussion in the "Taller de Arte Integral Sarria" in Caracas, where he also studied the timbales with Alberto Borregales.

Today Gerardo is considered one of the most important percussionists of Venezuela and Europe. His style of music combines Venezuelan and Cuban rhythms with Jazz. Gerardo has performed with such renowned artists as Paquito D' Rivera, Carlos 'Patato' Valdez and Bebo Valdez, to name only a few.

Gerardo's new CD will be released in September of 2001. Contributing musicians on this CD are Ralph Irizarry, Ruben Rodriguez, Luis Perdomo, Roberto Quintero, Luisito Quintero, Frankie Vazquez and Pedro Emilio Rodriguez.


Astrid and Gerardo Rosales posing with an LP® Guiro.

Ralphie Irizarry, Matthew Cohen, Astrid and Gerardo Rosales.

Gerardo Rosales going over the music of his forthcoming album at Skylight Recording studio in Belleville, New Jersey with timbalero, Ralphie Irizarry.

Ralphie Irizarry recording tracks for Gerardo's forthcoming album.

John and Guido Diaz, recording engineers and owners of Skylight Recording studios.