Omar Ledezma Jr.
Independent - United States
Grammy-winning singer and percussionist Omar Ledezma Jr. was born in Caracas, Venezuela.
Upon receiving The North American Scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Omar moved to the United States, where he enjoyed studying music and staying busy in the New York and Boston Latin scene, where he worked with several internationally recognized artists and became one of the founding members of the Grammy-nominated La Clave Secreta.
Omar currently teaches percussion at the SF Community Music Center and the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley. He founded the Ka-Hon Ensemble for the San Francisco Symphony's “Adventures in Music” program and is a pioneer of promoting Venezuelan music in the United States through his work with major Venezuelan artists Aquiles Baez, Gonzalo Grau and Jackeline Rago.
In 2013, Omar won a Grammy for “Best Latin Album” with his recording on the first Pacific Mambo Orchestra album, PMO, and starting in 2016, he will be collaborate with the San Francisco Ballet's DISC program as percussionist accompanist.
Omar Ledezma Jr. is an exclusive endorsee artist with Pearl Percussion and Soultone Cymbals.