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Ignacio Berroa

dr, *1953 CU, Havana
Musician of Jazz

Ignacio Berroa (born 8 July 1953 in Havana, Cuba) is a jazz drummer.In 1980 Ignacio left his country during the Mariel Boatlift, moved to New York and joined Dizzy Gillespie’s quartet in 1981 becoming the drummer of all the important bands Gillespie formed until his death in 1993.As an educator Ignacio has conducted clinics and master classes all over the world. As an author he made his mark with the instructional video: Mastering the Art of Afro – Cuban Drumming as well as the books: Groovin’ in Clave and A New Way of Groovin’.

  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • World
  • R&B/Soul
  • Folk
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Matrix on Codes by Ignacio Berroa
Lost Mambo on NYC Sessions by Dave Bass
Woody 'N' You on Codes by Ignacio Berroa
Pinochio on Codes by Ignacio Berroa
Joao Su Merced on Codes by Ignacio Berroa
La Comparsa on Codes by Ignacio Berroa
Evidence on Heritage and Passion by Ignacio Berroa
When Will the Blues Leave / Vine Pa' echar Candela on Heritage and Passion by Ignacio Berroa
My Foolish Heart on NYC Sessions by Dave Bass
Ignacio's Solo on Heritage and Passion by Ignacio Berroa

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