Ignacio Berroa has been recognized by many as one of the greatest drummers of our times. His numerous contributions to the American music scene have earned him a place among a very selective group of artists known to have set new musical trends for the 20th century.Jazz Legend Dizzy Gillespie best defined Ignacio as:..."The only Latin drummer in the world, in the history of American music that intimately knows both worlds; his native Afro-Cuban music as well as Jazz..."
Highly respected among his peers, Ignacio's musicianship and versatility have enabled him to build a successful career by gaining the recognition of some of the most important artists in the business.
International drummer and composer Ignacio Berroa recently received the 2007 Danish Music Award for "Best International Jazz Album of the Year"and a 2007 Grammy nomination for his long-awaited debut album "CODES" from Blue Note Records. "CODES" has swept the souls of listeners across the globe, with an all-star line up that includes David Sanchez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Edward Simon, John Patitucci and Giovanni Hidalgo.
"Ignacio Berroa spreads contemporary Latin jazz
before him everywhere he goes. His music reflects
the traditional music of Cuba and Africa, the big
band music of Dizzy Gillespie, the Brazilian folk
essence of Antonio Carlos Jobim, and the modern
jazz of Chick Corea and Wayne Shorter, as well
as the contemporary freshness that exists all over
the club, festival and concert circuit today. Jazz
is a coded language, and Berroa’s ensemble
communicates in that medium fluently."
– excerpt from AllAboutJazz.com, Jim Santella
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|Ignacio's Implements of choice:|
American Sound® 8D
Like the 7A‚ with a bit more reach.
L = 16" | Dia. = .540" [enlarge photo]
Features a light gauge wire and a smooth rubber handle. Fast and easy to play.
Dia. = .530" | Spread = 5" [enlarge photo]