Much of the world knows Ralph Irizarry as an innovative timbalero whose work with Ray Barretto, Ruben Blades, and especially as leader of his own two groups – Timbalaye and Son Café – redefine the parameters of Latin jazz percussion.
Although Ralph was born in Spanish Harlem, he wasn’t raised in any bosom of Latin music. In fact, he was more likely to hear klezmer or R&B than salsa outside the first home he can remember, in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn.
Attended by thousands of drummers and percussionists from around the world, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) is THE “must see” percussion event of the year. We're pleased to present Ralph's 2010 PASIC clinic here for you viewing pleasure!