5 Drummerszone artists - Orestes Vilato

Orestes Vilato
* May 12, 0000
Cuba, United States
Orestes Vilato is one of the world's top timbaleros, with over 300 recordings. He was born in Cuba, but he grew up in New York City, New York.

Vitalo has been playing since 1959, his first gig was in Union City, New Jersey in that same year. Vilato has been working with Cachao, John Santos and Machete Ensemble (featured band member), Rebeca Mauleon and Round Trip (feature member) and performaned with artists such as Celia Cruz, Cal Tjader and the Machete Ensemble.

Orestes Vilato did solo work in Puerto Rico, Miami, New York, Caribbean Islands, etc.m was involved with the AIM Program: Adventures In Music, a program for elementary schools and has been teaching at the Holland Conservatory.

His most memorable musical experience is playing in Russia with Santana: "The biggest outpouring of affection towards the band form the crowd I ve ever heard or felt.