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Andres Patrick Forero

Andres Patrick Forero's Biography

Multi Grammy nominated drummer Andres Patrick Forero is considered to be one of the best "Crossover" Drummer/Percussionists on the music scene. By the age of 4 Forero was already playing the Guitar and piano. By the age of 12 Andres could play over 13 instruments. Andres has recorded and or toured with Paquito D'Rivera, Max Roach, Ron Carter, Clark Terry, Alejandro Sanz, Dizzy Gillespie, William Cepeda, Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Bill Cosby, Fab Five Freddie, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente and many more. Forero has played at the White House five times and has played for President Bush, President Clinton, and for President Carter.

Andres currently holds the drum chair for the new revolutionary Off-Broadway smash hit "IN THE HEIGHTS" – 2007 Nominee for three Lucille Lortel Awards. www.intheheightsthemusical.com.

Andres is a first call drummer working with Renowned Trombone and Shell master William Cepeda for over ten years. 2007 brings the release of two new highly anticipated albums with Cepeda – Live at the Montreaux Jazz Festival: Casabe Records and Unity with Cepeda's International Quintet that features "Beautiful You" a composition by Forero. (www.casaberecords.com)

Andres is the drummer for Trombonilla led by master trombonist Luis Bonilla. Terminal Clarity (NJC Records) is the 2007 release of trombonilla that has received national acclaim.

Forero is working with Def Jam recording artist Karina Pasian. Concerts will include performances with Jay Z, John Legend, and many more. Forero is also working on a new drum and percussion book that will be published in early 2008, and he is currently completing a four-part suite written for legendary drummer and mentor Max Roach.

Forero was recently honored by being added to legendary drummer Steve Gadd's web site www.drstevegadd.com/accolades.htm.

Recently Forero traveled to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan as a "Peace Leader" through the United Nations and U.S. Government. He performed three sold out Gala Concerts for top dignitaries and socialites of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

Finally Forero is also working on his first solo album, and will play all the instruments for two of the 12 original compositions. For more details and information, please visit www.patforero.com.

Andres Patrick Forero's Gear
Andres Patrick Forero

Gear List

Absolute Beech NouveauWBD-1518JF 18"x14"WBD-1520T 20"x18"WTT-1508J 8"x7"WTT-1510J 10"x7.5"WTT-1512J 12"x8"WFT-1513U 13"x14"WFT-1515U 15"x14"WSD-0547 14"x7"SD-08CJ 8"x5" Steve Jordan Signature Cocktail kit