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Alex "Apolo" Ayala

Born in Rio Piedras,Puerto Rico,Bassist/Composer Alex Ayala is one of the most promising Musicians on the Scene.He studied in “Escuela Libre de Musica”,and “Conservatorio de Musica Puerto Rico”,in which he studied with legendary bassist Eddie Gomez and and performed with saxophonist David Sanchez.

Ayala has performed with artist such as Paoli Mejias,William Cepeda,Bryan Lynch,Jerry Gonzalez,Luis”perico”Ortiz,Humberto Ramirez,Giovanni Hidalgo,Nestor Torres,and long time friend and collaborator Felipe Fournier and Menos es Mas Quartet.

Recognized for his ability to play in the Latin/Tropical Music genre, Ayala is a first call bassist for notable artists as Gilberto Santa Rosa,Victor Manuelle,Puerto Rican Power,Tito Nieves,Roberto Rohena,Andy Montañez,Jose Alberto “El canario”,Lalo Rodriguez,Tony Vega,among others.

Ayala has also recorded with Jose Lugo”Guasabara”(Grammy Award Nominee),Nestor Torres “Noveau Latino”(Grammy Award Nominee),Gilberto Santa Rosa”Irrepetible”(Grammy Award Winner),and Paoli Mejias “De Jazzambia a Mi Tambor-El Concierto.”

He has appeared in premier venues such as Madison Square Garden,Greek Theater,Staples Center,Coliseo de Puerto Rico,Luis.A.Ferré Center for the Perfoming Arts(Puerto Rico),House of Blues,Feria de Cali,Dia Nacional de la Salsa(Puerto Rico),American Airlines Arena,among numerous festivals and concerts in North America,South America,and Europe.

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