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Alejandro Gamboa

Alejandro is a drummer, native from Cali,Colombia. Raised into a political family he had the opportunity of attending festivals for the development of black communities in Colombian there meet folklore musicians from the coast of the Colombian pacific. Rapidly he found himself fascinated by the instruments, the energy and joy of playing music. He keep asking his parents for a drums and so they asked family friend Leonor Gonzales Mina (Great singer from Colombia) and she kindly gave Alejandro his first musical instrument, a bombo (traditional folklore drum). Leonor also suggested to his family not to inscribe Alejandro in the conservatory, as they started to look for music schools in the city, they found “Academia Musical Preludio” where he started singing lessons and basic sigh reading lessons. Eventually at age 6 he began studies in percussion and at 10 he switched to trumpet but at 15 finally decided that he wanted to be a professional Musician and a Drummer.

At 15 he also began studying at “Escuela musical el colectivo” looking forward under Jaime Henao’s tuition. Began with music theory classes under Ary Alvarez and Mayra Franco for 2 years until Jaime accepted him to study harmony, that’s when he got introduced into the jazz world , by his mentor who showed him records of Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, John Coltrane and Miles Davis. At this moment when he turned 18 a shifting point in his career that’s when he decides to step into the jazz world and starts playing alongside Carlos Peralta, Giovanni Caldas, Jose Arango, Jonathan Ruiz and Jaime Henao in the jazz and latin jazz scene in Cali at the same time he was playing a recording with rock band “Turkey”.

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Self Produced
2019

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