Independent/Oregano Percussion - Canada
Alejandro Céspedes, M.Mus, is an active freelance percussionist and educator in Toronto who studied with Russell Hartenberger at the University of Toronto, and Roberto Concepción at Amadeo Roldán Conservatory in Havana, Cuba. He performs classical percussion, body percussion, Latin percussion and steel drums. Céspedes performed with the National Opera and Ballet Orchestra of Cuba and the Kingston Symphony. He has performed with Bobby McFerrin, Bernard Fowler, Jane Bunnett; and the Buena Vista Social Club. He performed at Luminato and Toronto’s Body Percussion Festival. He was a musician/dancer/actor for Venom of Love and The Power of Harriet T! Céspedes has taught percussion at the Regent Park School of Music, the National Music Camp of Canada, Manuel Saumell and Amadeo Roldán Conservatory in Havana. He also conducted body percussion workshops at Lizt Alfonso Dance Company in Havana and McGill University in Montreal. He is Co-founder of Oregano Percussion, which combines songwriting pop and percussion chamber music with a hint of world/jazz. Céspedes is an artist/endorser of Pearl Drums/Adams Musical Instruments and Humes & Berg.
-Alpha Marimba MAHA50
-Alpha Vibraphone VAST30M
-Cyclone Cajon PCJ-647CYC
-Travel Congas PTC1100 11" and PTC1175 11.75"