An accomplished drummer and composer, with 20 years of professional musical experience, Jorge Chávez is a well-known musician of the alternative music scene in Mexico. His experience has enabled him to perform in different venues in Mexico and abroad, having participated in music festivals such as: Vive Latino (Mexico City, MX), Rock X la Vida (Guadalajara, MX) and South By Southwest (Austin, US) for 4 years, Sonorama (Guadalajara, MX) and 212 (Guadalajara, MX) for 3 years, along with Rock al Parque (Bogota, CO), White Nights Festival (Perm, RU), Ruido Fest (Chicago, IL), Roskilde Festival (Denmark) and many more.
Jorge has a wide musical profile and is proficient in a diverse selection of musical styles (Jazz, Funk, Metal, Rock, Blues, Electronic, Pop and Noise) and is known for well as influence of Mexican folkloric music in his compositions.
He does sound design and arranging for studio recordings and live presentations through the use of toys, trash cans, pots, pans, percussion, samplers and ambient recordings. In addition, he has a background in musical studies from the Music School of the University of Guadalajara (1997-2000) and has taken private lessons and clinics from several drummers both foreign and domestic.
He is currently giving private and public lessons for the EAM (Escuela Alternativa de Musica) in Mexico City and, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, he has remained very active as an online music/drum teacher. Recently, he was invited as a host for OFFBEAT MX (YouTube Channel dedicated to the art of Drums) and participated in a drum duet with Milo Tamez called “Exploraciones Bateriológicas” for “Música UNAM”.
Jorge has been a loyal endorser of many of the world’s leading drum companies for nearly 2 decades, including: DW Drums and Hardware, Pacific Drums and Hardware, Paiste Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Aquarian Drumheads, Roland and Kickport.