Fran Vielma

Instrument: Percussion

Born: April 11, 1981

Francisco (Fran) Vielma is a Venezuelan multi-percussionist specializing in Venezuelan rhythms and drums. In addition to being an in demand performer, Fran is also a composer, arranger, and educator. In his compositions, he fuses Venezuelan rhythms with jazz elements and concert music. He has received multiple awards and honors, and his first album “Inesperado” was part of a catalog for the record label Cacao Music along with productions of international artists such as Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Jose Luis Quintana “Changuito, ” Bolivar Soloist, Orlando Poleo, and Negroni’s trio among others.

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