Silvana Colagiovanni

Buenos Aires born Silvana Colagiovanni is a drumming sensation in demand by Argentine bands of every style. From the hardest rock to the smoothest shuffles, Silvana is on everyones list of drummers to call who can cut it all.

Both local and international artists have chosen Silvana to power their bands. Deacon Jones, Sakiya Hooker, Beverly “Guitar” Watkins and Bruce Ewan are just a few of the great blues artists Sil has shared the stage with.

First coming to everyones attention playing with Argentina blues master Miguel Botafogo, Silvana toured with him at a very early age all over South America.

She was a member of the VERY hard rocking band, Decenadores, from 2002-2011. They recorded three albums, toured constantly and performed at the biggest festivals in Argentina, Cosquín Rock and Pepsi Music Fest.

From 2011 to 2017 she’s been a permanent fixture behind the kit for Argentine guitar hero Baltasar Comotto (guitarist for Luis Spinetta and Indio Solari).

2010 saw Silvana chosen by Jimmy Rip (guitarrist and producer for Mick Jagger, Jerry Lee Lewis, Television and a long list of others) to form his power trio… “Jimmy Rip and The Trip”! They released their debut CD in 2012 to excellent reviews. They have recorded two more records: “Blues Life” and “Muy Crudo” and have toured internationally to support them.

From 2009 She is the drummer and manager of Led Ladies, a great female tribute to Led Zeppelin band.

Silvana is a true believer in both studying and passing her knowledge and passion on. From very early on she was taught by the best… as a private student of Juan Pedro Estanga, Tristán Taboada, Pepi Taveira, Fernando Martínez, Pipi Piazzolla, Chiche Heger and Sebastián Hoyos… and also at the prestigious Escuela de Música Contemporánea Berklee Internacional.

She has a band called DÚO, with a great piano and keybords player called Fabrizio Gamba and they will realease their new álbum next year. Also she has her own proyect called Drumma and she is making her second book.

 Somehow she manages to find time to teach her many students each week as well as doing shows and clinics around the world. She also has made a great book called Drumtime and lots of educational videos in her You tube channel.

Magdelys Savigne

GRAMMY Nominee, Independent Music Awards Winner, JUNO Award Winner, Percussionist, Singer and Composer.

Based in Toronto, Canada. Born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Classical trained In Orchestral Percussion and Piano. She graduated with honors from University of Arts in Havana, Cuba. Composer and arranger for many bands and Performing Arts Companies in Cuba like PerCuba Ensemble; Aceituna sin Hueso (Flamenco Ensemble); Teatro de la Luna (Performing Arts); Macuba Teatro (Performing Arts); Folklorico Cutumba (AfroCuban Dance Company); among others.

In 2007 visited Australia as a teacher, training students from different ages and musical levels, creating a Cuban Music Department and Jazz/Mambo Orchestras in different schools. Performed and recorded with prestigious musicians like James Morrison, Mark Isaacs and the band The Cat Empire.

Moved to Canada in 2014 to record and tour with Jane Bunnett as part of the to be JUNO Award Winner female jazz band Maqueque in 2015. Was nominated to JUNO Awards with The Battle of Santiago in 2018 and founded her project OKAN with whom got the Award for Independent Music in 2019; among others.

Chosen to be part of a Jury at the Hit Like A Girl 2017 world contest placed in Los Angeles, CA.

Performed and shared stages with different artists such as Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Brian Blade, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ingrid Jensen, Hilario Duran, Eric Saint-Laurent; Paquito de Rivera; Arturo Sandoval; David Virelles; among others. Performed in Venues and Festivals such as Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco,CA; Miami Jazz Festival; Montreal Jazz Festival; The Blue Note; Birdland; The Kennedy Center; The Lincoln Center; Koerner Hall; Sydney Opera House, Australia; etc.

Been playing percussion for over 20 years she is a specialist in World Percussion and Drumming and recognized not only for playing and recording with great musicians but also her World Percussion Workshops and teaching work at different schools. Featured and interviewed many times on different Radio and Television Stations such as CBC, Jazz FM91; CIUT 89.5FM; etc.

Orestes Gomez

Venezuelan musician, Orestes Gomez was born in San Cristóbal, Táchira State. He discovered the drums of Venezuelan folk music at the age of 3. When he turned 6, he entered the National System of Youth Orchestras of Venezuela – the largest musical movement of young people in Latin America -, where he specialized in Latin and Afro-Venezuelan percussion. In 2007, he joined the National Children’s Symphony of Venezuela, of Maestro Gustavo Dudamel (current director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Los Angeles), to later become a musician in the Simón Bolivar Symphonic Band. His talent, dedication and relevance as one of the most important musicians in the South American country, have allowed him to participate 5 times in the convention “The NAMM” in Los Angeles, United States of America, representing different international brands and touring with different artists. With his music, Orestes has had the chance to surprise the audiences of: Holland, Portugal, France, Belgium, Spain, the United States of America, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, his native Venezuela, Curaçao, Aruba and many more.

Throughout his career, he has collaborated with artists such as: Wisin, Alexis and Fido, La Vida Bohéme, McKlopedia, Moderato, Sabino, Akapellah, Lil Supa, Rafael “El Pollo” Brito, C4 Trío, Achilles Báez, Los Amigos Invisibles, Caloncho and Centavrvs among many others. Experiencia Curiara, the name of his most recent release, is the first project that brings Venezuelan traditional music to new places where it meets jazz, Latin rhythms, hip-hop and the undeniable virtuosity that is displayed on the stage by all the musicians who accompany him. A concert that leaves one with an open mouth, after moving with sounds to a remote town on the coasts of Venezuela, going through different regions of Latin America to reach the greatest current rhythms such as jazz or hip-hop, an unparalleled sound and visual experience.

His outstanding presence on social networks has allowed him to collaborate with different sponsors, among which are: Vater Percussion, Bosphorus Cymbals, Cympad, Xymox Percussion, Parra Drums, Aquarian Drumheads, Sunhouse, Native Instruments, Angular Dampers, Doarado Practice Pads and Santa Suerte.

Tomy Sainz

Joven músico y productor de gran trayectoria. Su relación con la música comienza entre los 2 y 3 años, tocando principalmente la batería. Su primera grabación profesional fue a los 11 años. A los 19 años empezó a tocar con Javier Malosetti, con quien grabó 4 discos. Además de haber tenido sus proyectos Huevo y Román, tocó con Louta, Wayne Krantz, Wos, entre otros. Produjo discos de Huevo (Premio Gardel 2018 Mejor Álbum Nuevo Artista de Rock), y el single Polvo (Ca7riel). Actualmente integra el dúo con Pablo Gonzalez, la banda de Acru, Javier Malosetti & La Colonia, y produciendo música con Ca7riel.

Tomy Sainz is a young musician and producer with a great career. His relationship with music begins between the ages of 2 and 3, mainly playing the drums. His first professional recording was at age 11. At the age of 19 he began to play with Javier Malosetti, with whom he recorded 4 albums. Besides having had his projects Huevo and Román, he played with Louta, Wayne Krantz, Wos, among others. He produced Huevo records (Premio Gardel 2018 Best New Rock Artist Album), and the single Polvo (Ca7riel). Currently he is part of the duo with Pablo Gonzalez, the Acru band, Javier Malosetti & La Colonia, and producing music with Ca7riel.

Val Sepulveda

I have always felt a special connection with the drums. Even as a little girl I would pick out the drum lines in popular music and keep the beat with my fingers until they would go numb. There is something mesmerizing about the beat, the rhythm, the thread that brings all other music together. I would listen to drum solos from the worlds’ best drummers and would imagine myself jamming out with the top bands across Europe and in the U.S.

However, it was not until my junior year of high school that my true love affair with the instrument began. One afternoon, I snuck into a drum class at my school and began to goof around. I had not registered for the class, but when the professor saw my interest and passion for the drums, he decided to let me stay. He taught me a basic rock beat, and as much to my surprise as anyone, it came very naturally. I thought to myself,“This is it! This is what I want to do for the rest of my life!!!”

After graduating with my bachelors degree in Drum Performance from the University of Valparaiso in Chile in 2011, I decided to move here to the United States to further pursue my musical career. I have had the pleasure of working with wonderful and talented individuals and groups including Spencer Glenn, Faith Johnson, Kathleen Frewin, Kymberlee, Trauma Mic and The Vibrant Sound, among others.

Currently, I’ am touring with actor/musician Drake Bell, working as a session drummer with a variety of artists and teaching at Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles.