COUNTRY United States
GROUP RECORDING ARTIST/CLINICIAN
Walfredo Reyes, Sr. is an internationally renowned percussionist and drummer. He has recorded with a stellar cast of artists in both Cuba and the United States, including Tito Puente, Rolando La Serie, Louie Bellson, Cachao, Alex Acuna, Tito Rodriquez, Chico O'Farrill, Jose Fajardo, Linda Ronstadt, and Steve Winwood. Working in Las Vegas for many years, Walfredo Sr. also performed with 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. Walfredo Reyes Sr. is one of Cuba's most influential drummers and one of the pioneers in fusing percussion with drumset. His diverse background and experience make him one of the most in-demand clinicians and educators in the country today. Walfredo Reyes Sr. was recognized for his extensive percussion work with a Modern Drummer Award at the 2005 Modern Drummer Festival.