Frank Colón 🇵🇷 - World Music Percussionist


Frank Colón Percussion

New CD!

Frank Colón is a specialist in Latin-Caribbean, Brazilian and Asian percussion instruments including congas, bongos, timbales, bata drums, shekere, cuica, berimbau, and tabla drums, among others. Frank began his musical career with a five-year stint in Julito Collazo's Afro-Cuban drum ensemble.  On NYC's jazz scene, he quickly went on to perform and record with Walter Booker, Chet Baker, Jaco Pastorious, Michel Camilo, African master drummer, Babatunde Olatunji, Gato Barbieri, Harry Belafonte, Weather Report, Tania Maria, Flora Purim, and Airto Moreira.

In Brazil, Frank has also performed and/or recorded with Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil, Eddie, Motta, João Bosco, Chico Buarque, Wagner Tiso, Ney Matogrosso, Elba Ramalho, Marina Lima, RPM, João Donato, Toninho Horta, Roberto Menescal, and Marcos Valle.


As a sideman with the Manhattan Transfer for 12 years, he collaborated on two of their Grammy awards and was voted in 1988 as one of the top three “Most Influential Percussionist of the Year”in the Modern Drummer Magazine poll!

Frank’s other collaborations in performances, TV specials, DVDs and/or CD recordings include Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, George Clinton, Gato Barbieri, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, George Benson, Thalia, Paquito D'Rivera, Larry Coryell, Billy Taylor, Azymuth, Dianne Reeves, Nestor Torres, Mickey Hart, DJ Gilles Peterson, among many others.

Frank also appears in the musical documentary movie “Calle 54”, directed by Oscar-winner Fernando Trueba.  His three albums as a leader are: “Frank Colón - Live at Vartanjazz”, “Latin Wonder”, and "Latin Lounge", all of which have received very good critical reviews.  He is also featured as the principal soloist in a DVD by the Russian String Orchestra from Moscow, in a symphony commissioned for him entitled “Adoracion al Ritmo.”  

The Frank Colón Band consists of a quartet (piano/keyboards, bass, drums, percussion) or quintet, (piano/keyboards, bass, sax/trumpet, drums, percussion) performing songs from his CDs.  Frank is also available for percussion clinics as well as recording work.

Download this One-Sheet in pdf here!

Follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & YouTube -






Heads up, Amigos!


Friends, my fourth single, "Emerald Coast", from my New CD, "Latin Lounge" is now available worldwide on ALL digital platforms!  




This song, again in the Lounge/World Music style, is really good for calming oneself before meditation.  It's also great for accompanying a yoga session!  It features Carlos Malta on his beautiful French 18th century ebony flute! 😁🥂👏🏽

My music will move your body, touch your heart, and soothe your soul!🧡


This music raises consciousness, brings people together, and promotes peace.



If you enjoy the single featured here and would like to support cool music, you can buy it here!

Thanks, Friends!  Luv&Light, Frank🎶😎




Join my email list and get one free song mp3 from each of my CDs!! It's a FREE download bundle of 3 songs!

Check out my "Frank Colón LIVE!" CD!

Let's Connect on Social Media!

YouTube --ónPercussion?sub_confirmation=1 Twitter -- Instagram -- Facebook --