Walfredo Reyes, Sr. is an Internationally renowned percussionist and drummer. Besides recording his own albums, he has recorded with artists in both Cuba and the United States such as Tito Puente, Rolando La Serie, Louie Bellson, Cachao, Alex Acuna, Tito Rodriquez, Chico O’Farrill, Jose Fajardo, Linda Ronstadt, and Steve Winwood.
Performing in Las Vegas for many years, Walfredo Sr. backed up performers Milton Berle, Wayne Newton, Tony Bennett, George Burns, Sammy Davis Jr., Robert Goulet, Rich Little, Bernadette Peters, Rita Moreno, Juliet Prowse, Ben Vereen, and Dionne Warwick, to name a few.
Walfredo, Sr. is one of Cuba’s most influential drummers and one of the pioneers to play both percussion and drumset simultaneously. His diverse background and experience make him one of the most in-demand clinicians and educators in the country today.
At The Modern Drummer Festival 2005 Walfredo was honoured for his work for the persussionworld with a Modern Drummer Award.
Walfredo was grateful to receive the first Gon Bops “Lifetime Achievement” award on June 4, 2017. He would like to thank Andy Zildjian, Rich Mangicaro, and Luis Cardoso for the honors.