Jesús Andujar y Su Grupo Sazón

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Above: Drumming Workshops with RILA | Summer-Fall 2017
Contact: Jesús Andujar
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Jesús Andujar specializes in Latin Jazz, a blend of jazz and Latin American rhythms. He plays Afro-Percussion music, such as Rumba, Son, Mambo, Salsa, Latin Jazz, Bachata, Cha Cha and Merengue.

Jesús Andujar was born in the Dominican Republic. He developed his timing, rhythm, tempo and ear for music while working on the farms. He peeled rice, using a big piece of wood with a hole in it, using his hands to smash the rice. This is when he developed his extraordinary talent for playing drums with bands in the Dominican Republic and becoming a great percussionist.

Jesus went to New York City and studied at the New York Collective Drumming School with the likes of Bobby Sanabria, Ricky Sebastian and Mike Clark. Later, he relocated to Puerto Rico, where he played with various well-known Island groups like Grupo Wao, Bonny Cepeda, and many others.

Jesus is not only a master percussionist but also an educator in terms of enlightening all of those around him in the intricacies of the Latin groove.

Jesús y Su Grupo Sazón, an incredibly talented group of musicians, perform 7-piece orchestra playing Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue and Latin Jazz for a fee starting at $700/hour.
Left: Jesús was guest soloist for the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble during Side by Side, two concerts of Latino and Jewish Music at Mount Pleasant High School in Providence, RI and Temple Sinai in Cranston. Both concerts took place in November 2023.
Above video: Holiday Extravaganza | Co-sponsored by RIBS, SCC & RILA | December 2017

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