Rolando Morales-Matos & Forward

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Rolando Morales-Matos & Forward

Thu, July 17, 2014

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY


Off Sale

There is a $10.00 food or drink minimum per person. Dinner is served between 5pm-1am.

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Rolando Morales-Matos & Forward
Rolando Morales-Matos & Forward
*Rolando Morales-Matos, vibes & percussion*
*Allen Farnham, piano*
*John Benitez, bass*
*Ivan Renta, tenor sax*
*Nathan Childers, alto sax*
*Benny Koonyevsky, drums*
*Nestor Torres , percussion*
*Yuri Yamashita, vocal & percussion*

Born and raised in San Juan, P.R., Rolando Morales-Matos began his musical studies at the prestigious performing-arts high school Escuela Libre de Música. He received his B.F.A. in music from Carnegie Mellon University, his M.A. from Duquesne University, and a Certificate of Professional Studies from Temple University.

He is a percussionist and assistant conductor with Disney's Lion King and performs and records regularly in New York City with various Latin jazz groups and chamber orchestras. He has recorded soundtracks for the films Failure to Launch and The Pink Panther and appears playing onscreen in the Disney movie Enchanted. Mr. Morales-Matos is a member of Ron Carter Foursight Jazz Quartet and is an extra percussionist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

His career has taken him all over the world, from Spain to New Zealand, where he has held principal timpani and percussion positions with state orchestras.

He is the recipient of the 2006 Drum Magazine world beat percussionist-of-the-year award.

Mr. Morales-Matos, who also teaches at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, the Curtis Institute of Music.
Venue Information:
Birdland NYC
315 West 44th St
New York, NY, 10036