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Juan Diego Villalobos Quartet.$5
Juan Diego Villalobos Quartet.
Presented by Terraza 7
Saturday, October 16th, 2021 at 10:30 pm.
$5: General admission.
$10: Donation suggested.
Miguel Russel / Drums.
Lex Korten Piano.
Hamish Smith / Bass.
Juan Diego Villalobos / Vibraphone.
About Juan Diego Villalobos:
Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela; starts his studies at the age of 8 at Don Angel Mottola School of Music. Years later he started to study at the Simon Bolivar Music Conservatory and with pianist
Gerry Weil in Caracas. At the same time, begins to play as a classical percussionist at the Teresa Carreño Youth Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. Since then, he’s been participating in several festivals in Europe(Germany, Spain, Austria, Norway, France, Portugal, England, Liechtenstein, Sweden, Italy, and Turkey), Asia(Japan and China), Mexico, and the US as a classical/afro-Venezuelan percussionist and vibist.
He has also participated with many great artists such as Sting, Lang Lang, Gustavo Dudamel, Residente, Paquito D´Rivera, Arturo O´Farrill, Adam O´Farrill, John Beasley, Diego Amador, Raul Jaurena, Marc Cary, Luis Perdomo, Rodney Green, Dave Samuels, Francisco Pacheco, Christian Vázquez, Miguel Siso, Jorge Glem, Alexis Cárdenas, Eddy Marcano, among others. He also participated as a special guest on Miguel Siso´s album “Identidad”. This album won a Latin Grammy as the best “Instrumental Music album” in 2018. He is a current student at Manhattan School of Music assigned to the studio of Stefon Harris and Joe Locke.