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"Emerald Coast", from my New CD, "Latin Lounge"

"Emerald Coast" by Frank Col贸n

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Viva Bossa Nova 2020

Tchaikovsky Grand Hall, Tverskaya St, 31/4, Moscow

Frank Col贸n is a featured guest of the Viva Bossa Nova Festival 2020. This year, the festival is headlined by composer/singer, Marcos Valle and his band, which will perform supported by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.


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Frank Col贸n - World Music Percussionist

Frank Col贸n Percussion


New CD!

Frank Col贸nis 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.聽 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, Jo茫o Bosco, Chico Buarque, Wagner Tiso, Ney Matogrosso, Elba Ramalho, Marina Lima, RPM, Jo茫o Donato, Toninho Horta, Roberto Menescal, and Marcos Valle.

As a sideman with the Manhattan Transfer for 12 years, he participated on two of their Grammy-winning records and was voted in 1988 as one of the top three 鈥淢ost Influential Percussionist of the Year鈥漣n the Modern Drummer Magazine poll!

Frank鈥檚 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 鈥淐alle 54鈥, directed by Oscar-winner Fernando Trueba.聽聽His three albums as a leader are: 鈥淔rank Col贸n - Live at Vartanjazz鈥, 鈥淟atin Wonder鈥, and "Latin Lounge", all of which have received very good critical reviews.聽聽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 鈥淎doracion al Ritmo.鈥澛犅

The Frank Col贸n 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.

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