Frank Colón is a specialist in Latin-Caribbean, Brazilian and Asian percussion instruments including congas, bongos, timbales, bata drums, shekere, cuica, berimbau, and tabla drums, among others.
He was born in Georgetown, Washington, D.C, and raised in Puerto Rico from between the ages of 7 to 18 years old. He started his musical journey at a very early age, studying piano with the Figueroa family, Puerto Rico's internationally acclaimed classical music family. In high school he actively participated in various sports (winning regional and national medals in track and basketball!), theatrical arts and school newspapers. In San Juan, he acted in the play The King and I with Oscar-winning actor Raul Julia.