Andres Patrick Forero
Colombia, United States
Andres Patrick Forero (Drums/Percussion) Multi Grammy nominated drummer Andres Patrick Forero is considered to be one of the best "Crossover" Drummer/Percussionists on the music scene. By the age of 4 Forero was already playing the Guitar and piano. By the age of 12 Andres could play over 13 instruments. Andres has recorded and or toured with Paquito D'Rivera, Max Roach, Ron Carter, Clark Terry, Alejandro Sanz, Dizzy Gillespie, William Cepeda, Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Bill Cosby, Fab Five Freddie, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente and many more. Forero has played at the White House five times and has played for President Bush, President Clinton, and for President Carter.

Andres currently holds the drum chair for the new revolutionary Off-Broadway smash hit In The Heights. 2007 Nominee for three Lucille Lortel Awards. In the Heights moving to Broadway 2007. www.intheheightsthemusical.com.

Andres is a first call drummer working with Renowned Trombone and Shell master William Cepeda for over ten years. 2007 brings the release of two new highly anticipated albums with Cepeda. Live at the Montreaux Jazz Festival: Casabe Records, and Unity with Cepedas International Quintet that features Beautiful You a composition by Forero. (www.casaberecords.com)

Andres is the drummer for Trombonilla led by master trombonist Luis Bonilla. Terminal Clarity (NJC Records) is the 2007 release of trombonilla that has received national acclaim.

Forero is working with DEF JAM recording artist Karina Pasian.
Concerts will include performances with Jay Z. John Legend, and many more.

Forero is working on a new drum and percussion book that will be published in early 2008.
Forero is currently completing a four-part suite written for legendary drummer and mentor Max Roach. Premier TBA.

Forero was recently honored by being added to Legendary drummer Steve Gadd's web site http://drstevegadd.com/accolades.htm.

Recently Forero traveled to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan as a "Peace Leader" through the United Nations and U.S. Government. He performed three sold out Gala Concerts for TOP dignitaries and socialites of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Andres currently endorses Yamaha Drums, Evans Drum Heads, Vic Firth drumsticks, Sabian Cymbals, Reunion Blues bags and cases. Vic Firth has released the Andres Patrick Forero signature model drumstick.

Andres is also working on his first solo album. Andres will play all the instruments for 2 of the 12 original compositions.

As a leader, composer and virtuoso percussionist, Andres Patrick Forero is one of the young Lions that I know will make history in the new millennium!!!!!!
- MAX ROACH

Andres is bridging the gap between Latin and jazz drumming. Forero will be an icon and pioneering force of the future.
-HORACIO "EL NEGRO" HERNANDEZ

Forero is one of the most talented and most versatile drummers I have ever played with.
- PAQUITO D'RIVERA
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