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Brian Andres

Latin Jazz: The perfect combination. The union of two musical traditions: Jazz, a truly original art form born in the United States, espouses the freedom in music that its birth nation represents to the world. Latin, a generic term meant to encompass the numerous dance and folkloric musical styles of the Caribbean. Latin Jazz: part African, part European, it is to some, the ultimate American musical expression.

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It matters not on which coast music is made in that idiom conveniently referred to as Latin Jazz, when the music has the kind of visceral energy that can be found on San Francisco by Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, it feels very special indeed. - Raul De Gama Latinjazznetwork

Representing the Bay Area’s delivery of Latin Jazz, drummer Brian Andres and his semi-big band provide a solid punch of exciting material of both vocals and instrumentals. - JazzWeekly

Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel perform as a powerhouse Latin Jazz group with the musicality and knowledge to make some serious Latin Jazz statements

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Beginner to advanced


There are certain basic skills that all drummers must possess regardless of what style of music they play. The mastery of those rudimentary skills is the foundation of my teaching practice, while keeping in mind each students individual needs and goals. I am currently teaching drumset, snare drum, timbales, bongo and beginner conga. Experience the joy, passion, and expression of drumming and earn to play your favorite music on drum set. Learn rhythms & proper technique; how to play musically and improvise; how to “feel,” count, and notate music; and play along with almost any music! Drumming is also a great way for dancers to gain a deeper understanding of the rhythms that accompany their dancing. I am a patient and attentive teacher who will create a course to suit your needs.

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