Leading Mexican drummer Chuz Estrada is originally from Chiapas. He is self-taught and has performed in in the studio and live with artists such as Alejandro Marcovich, Joan Sebastian, Jesse y Joy, Kabah and RBD. Chuz is also active as a private teacher and clinician, having appeared at drum festivals throughout Mexico as well as North, South and Central America.
Chuz’ new progressive jazz/fusion album “Doméstico” features some of Mexico’s top musicians and is now available Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and all digital platforms.
Chuz endorses Reymart, TRX, Aquarian, Cympad, and Vic Firth.
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.
Jean Gonzalez is a Venezuelan professional drummer who lives in Mexico and has played for different bands & musicians such as Alicia Villarreal and Kumbia Kings.
For several years, Jean has performed in Mexico on tours, recordings, live sessions— offering clinics and masterclasses and collaborating in other activities in person and virtually as far as music is concerned.
He is currently fully supporting the “House Of Worship Solution” project with Yamaha.
Mexican drummer, percussionist and vocalist Karina Colis graduated Summa Cum Laude in Berklee College of Music and is currently based in New York. For over 20 years Karina has been member of several projects having performed at international festivals and renowned venues such as Birdland Jazz Club and Lincoln Center in New York, John F Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and at Jazz Festivals in India as well as International Circuit in Bahrain the Middle East , WOMAD in UK, “Virada Cultural” in Brazil, Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada, JazzTales Festival in Egypt, Vive Latino in Mexico to name only a few.
Karina has also collaborated with acclaimed pop artist Talhia, jazz singer/bass player Esperanza Spalding, Grammy Award winning saxophonist Paquito D Rivera, Panamanian singer/songwriter Rubén Blades, OITNB’s Carrie “Big Boo” Black’s Lea Delaria, Benny Benack and Allan Harris among many more. She also shared stage with Antonio Sanchez, Isac Delgado, Armando Manzanero and Claudia Acuña.
As an educator, Karina has given workshops and clinics at Berklee College of Music, Central Washington University, Bellas Artes, JAZUV and Centro de Las Artes in Mexico. She has also traveled regularly to India to teach at the Swarnaboomi Academy of Music.
Karina proudly endorses Paiste Cymbals and Aquarian Drumheads.
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Ivette started playing drums at age 10. She has played with artists such as Belanova, Magneto, Mercurio, María Barracuda, Ruben Albarrán, Paulina Goto and Danna Paola. She has done tours in some of the most important venues in Mexico, The United States and China.
She proudly endorses Roland, Aquarian, Big Fat Snare Drum, Cympad, TRX and Jelly Drums.
Moni del Valle graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico. She has toured Latin America and the U.S. with various pop artists such as Cristian Castro and Jannette Chao, though most of her work is now focused on musical theater. She has played drums in shows such as Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, Wicked, Rent, Billy Elliot, Hello Dolly, The Lion King and Chicago and many more.
She currently endorses Yamaha, Paiste, Remo and Montano drumsticks.
Natalia Miranda (Moty Baketas) es una baterista de Hermosillo, Sonora, que ahora vive en la Ciudad de México. Actualmente, como parte del proyecto de Yamaha México “She’s Got The Groove”, está jugando con Salmerón, Silent Lune, Mint Parker y MonteCoral, por mencionar algunos.
Natalia Miranda (aka Moty Baketas) is a drummer from Hermosillo, Sonora who is now living in México City. Currently part of Yamaha Mexico’s project “She’s Got The Groove”, she is playing with Salmerón, Silent Lune, Mint Parker and MonteCoral to mention some.