VIC FIRTH ARTIST
ANDRES PATRICK FORERO

TONY, GRAMMY and EMMY award winning Andres Patrick Forero is considered to be one of the best "Crossover" Drummer/Percussionists in the industry.

Hailed by many as a music prodigy, at the age of 12, Andres played over 13 instruments.

Forero has traveled the world and has performed and / or recorded with luminaries such as Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Paquito D'Rivera, Ron Carter, Alejandro Sanz, Tito Puente and more recently with Sean Kingston, Ne-yo, Wyclef Jean, Jimmy Fallon and Alicia Keys. During the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Andres worked with Taylor Swift, Cobra Starship, Katy Perry, Russell Brand and Ne-yo.

Forero is the drummer/percussionist for "After the storm" Winner of the Audience Award at Woodstock Film Festival. Andres also plays drums on the made for TV movie about Michael Jackson "Eulogy".

In addition, Andres is the drummer for world-renowned trombone legends William Cepeda and Luis Bonilla and works with Def Jam recording artist, Karina.

Forero holds the prestigious title of jazz ambassador to the United States through the United Nations where he has traveled to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan as a peace leader.

Andres is currently the drummer for the multi award winning Broadway musical, In The Heights and is also the drummer for the #1 rated children's television show, The Electric Company, which is the winner of five 2010 Emmy Awards.

In 2010, Forero is the drummer and percussionist on the debut album for the new singing sensation, Chris Jackson.

Andres currently endorses Yamaha Drums, Remo Drum Heads, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks, GonBops percussion, and Reunion Blues bags and cases.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
ANDRES PATRICK FORERO



GAME-CHANGING MOMENT



Andres' stick of choice:
Tommy Igoe (STI)
Features a "Taj Mahal" tip that is ideal for sensitive cymbal work. The extended taper and length add leverage to this hickory stick for great feel and power when needed.
L = 16 1/8" | Dia. = .555"
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Russ Miller "Hi-Def" Signature Stick
Special "half acorn" wood tip for incredible cymbal clarity. Logo at the nodal point for perfect cross-stick tone‚ every time!
L = 16 " | Dia. = .535"
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