perc, voc, *1952 PR, Puerto Rico
Musician of Jazz, Soul and Latin
A.k.a. Manolo (7)
Percussionist (born March 1952 in Puerto Rico). First-call percussionist most noted for his work with Weather Report from 1976 to 1977. He has made contributions to over 100 recordings that span jazz, world music, pop, and Latin music. Badrena has played with Zawinul Syndicate, the Rolling Stones, Mezzoforte, Joni Mitchell, Spyro Gyra, Art Blakey, Bill Evans, Steve Khan, Carla Bley, the Talking Heads, Blondie, Michael Franks, Ahmad Jamal, and others. Badrena currently lives in Fair View, New Jersey. He is the leader (drums, percussion, guitar, vocals) of the Latin jazz band Trio Mundo.
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