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David Gomez

Colombian and Cuban drummer David Gomez is in the forefront of the next generation of great performers in contemporary music. Already he has established himself as the youngest master bata drummer in NYC. His break through and pioneering works with the Cuban Bata drums and their application to the drum-set and timbal are setting the standard for generations to come. He is the leading voice of the simultaneous playing of all three bata drums worldwide.

In 2002 just shy of his 21st birthday he relocated to Havana, Cuba where he worked and collaborated with the next generation of Cuban jazz musicians as well as research to forward his knowledge for his upcoming book on the history of the sacred bata drums and their application into contemporary music.

In 2005 back from Havana, Cuba, David has toured, recorded and/or performed along side legendary Platinum artists such as Richard Muller, Alci Acosta, Lisandro Meza, Charlie Zaa as well as famed Latin Jazz musicians such as Dave Valentin, Ray Vega, Anthony Jackson, Hiram Bullok, Will Lee, John Santos, Wilson Chembo Corniel, Jay Rodriguez, Groove Collective, Stanley Banks of George Benson and Edy Martinez among others. Also with folkloric Cuban ensembles in New York City such as: Oriki Omi Odara and Roman Diaz.

David is currently the house drummer for the international Caliente Entertainment Company in N.Y.C. He recently has been seen performing in legendary N.Y. venues such as Madison Square Garden, The Blue Note, Fat Cat, Alice Tully Hall and the Lincoln Center Jazz “Dizzy’s Coca Cola Lounge” David is an active lecturer and clinician worldwide and is a proud endorser of the Worldwide leader in Percussion Manufacturer LP.

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