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Walfredo Reyes jr....
Few drummers playing today can successfully combine the rich history of Latin, Afro-Cuban and World Percussion with the drum set. For Walfredo Reyes, Jr., fusing the two disciplines has been his driving passion. In fact, by blazing this path, Reyes 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 (Walfredo Jr.) learned the traditions from the master, his father Walfredo Sr. He married those principles with his love of the drum set, coming up with his own truly global rhythmic style. Simply put, Wally 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 / or 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 is one of the most in demand musicians in the world today. He currently lives in the Los Angeles area where he continues to expand his talents to recording, producing, composing, education, live performance, and touring. Walfredo is currently touring with the world renown Classic Rock band, Chicago, playing percussion. For more tour info visit www.chicagotheband.com

Source: walfredoreyesjr.com







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The Reyes Family:
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performed with:

Santana
Chicago
Tania Maria
Sergio Mendes
David Lindley
Jackson Browne
Jimmy Barnes,
Boz Scags
Ricki Lee Jones
Traffic
Steve Winwood
Ricky Martin
Cristina Aguilera
Johnny Hallyday
Robbie Robertson
Jerry Hey
Gary Grant
Lenny Castro
Michael Thompson
Joe Sample
Jeffrey "Woody" Jimmy Barnes
J.R. Robinson
Woodruff
John Pena
Dan Higgins
Richard Garcia
Les Elgart
Walfredo Reyes
Alex Acuña
Marcos Loya
Nestor Torres
Neal Schon
Doug Cameron

...and many more








































Walfredo Reyes Jr. Drum Set Up
Drums: Mapex
Deep Forest Walnut-Series
1
2
3
4
5
6
7


Cymbals: Sabian HHX
A 20" China Thin
B 18" Crash
C 13" Hi Hats
D 18" Crash
E 8" Splash
F 8" Splash
G 21" Ride
H 18" Crash
I 20" China


Sticks
Regal 5 B
Percussion
LP - Jam Block, Mambo Cowbell
Songo Bell
Salsa Cha-Cha Cowbell ES-12
Blast Block Low


Heads:
Remo coated Ambassadors


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...from Walfredo Reyes Jr.


I love this Site!!
What a surprise!! - Pictures of me I have never seen before! This site shows a lot of Passion for the Art of Drumming, I was surfing the net & I found your site. Let's Link! More drummers should know about this site. I will keep in touch with you when the new record comes out. Regards Wally
Walfredo Reyes,Jr.