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Fausto Cuevas
Stevie Wonder - United States


Fausto Cuevas is a native of Brownsville, Texas, where he began playing drums at the age of 11. He continued throughout grade and high school, making his way to Boston's Berklee College of Music, where he discovered his love for percussion and studied with Giovanni Hidalgo and Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez.

From Boston, Fausto traveled to Los Angeles where he currently resides.

In addition to performances at the famed Playboy Jazz Festival and The Blue Note in New York City, Fausto has recorded, performed and toured with artists & projects ranging from Latin to Legend, including Julio Iglesias, Celia Cruz, Teena Marie, Cheo Feliciano, Al Jarreau, Tito Nieves, Nestor Torres, Roy Hargrove, and Britney Spears (who he joined for her Onyx Hotel 2004 World Tour). Fausto recently completed the Sugarwater Festival with Queen Latifah and the High School Musical - The Concert Tour; performed at the World Music and Lady of Soul Music Awards with Sheila E and Amerie; the City of Hope Benefit with Rickey Minor Band and Taylor Hicks; and the Tobago Jazz Festival with Natalie Cole, Vanessa Williams, Patti LaBelle, Najee, and Johnny Gil.



Equipment Configuration

Havana Series Congas:
Liquid Gold (644)

11.00" Quinto
11.75" Conga
12.50" Tumba
7" & 9" Bongos

PTE1415mQ- Marc Quinones Signature Series Primero Timbales

DR501C- ICON Rack System front x2
PTRUNV- Universal trap table
PTT1212 trap table
PWCH3220A 32-bar chimes (aluminum) x2
PETM1017 symphonic tambourine
PBL10 clave block (high)
PBL20 clave block (mid)
PBL30 clave block (low)
HH4X Horacio hernandez Signature Cowbell- Isabell
HH3X Horacio hernandez Signature Cowbell- Chabella
HH2X Horacio hernandez Signature Cowbell- Clabell
BCM7NY Mambo bell
PTM10GH tambourine w/ brass jingles
PGA30 Hex Ganza (short)
PGA32 Hex Ganza (long)
CH1030 cymbal arm x6