Internationally acclaimed Grammy® Nominee Percussionist/Drummer Tupac Mantilla is nowadays one of the most versatile and creative upcoming artist of his generation.
His work as a Performer, Educator, Producer and Clinician has been highly recognized worldwide and includes appearances in major Festivals, Institutions and Venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Harvard University, Stanford University, The Montreal, North Sea, Perugia, Montreux, Gent, Nice, Newport Jazz Festivals among many others; as well as several percussion oriented workshops and conferences for prestigious multi-national companies around the world.
An accomplished percussionist with a Master of Music Honors Degree from the New England Conservatory (Boston, USA) and the 1st. Prize recipient of the 2002 Bogota's Philarmonic Orchestra's Classical Soloist Competition, Mr. Mantilla has collaborated and performed with artists such as Ustad Zakir Hussain, Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Tisziji Muñoz, Bob Moses, Steve Smith, John Medeski, Michael Cain, Cecil McBee, Jamey Haddad, Deepak Ram, Julian Lage and the Bogota's Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mr. Mantilla is the Director of the Children’s Program for the Panama Jazz Festival and the Founder and Artistic Director for Colombia’s top experimental Percussion Group TEKEYÉ® and the Global Percussion Network PERCUACTION®.