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* August 10, 1948
United States
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biography Wow where do I start...In 1965-6 I joined my first bands with Joe Panama, then Phil Diaz and the Original Latin Jazz Sextet, then Gil Suarez and the Hi-Latins...and this was my school...also attended Johnny Colon School of Music, studied bongos with Manny Oquendo(Eddie Palmieri), studied timbales with "Uba"Ubaldo Nieto(Machito's band)and studied congas with George "Sabu" Caldwell the 3rd(Dizzy Gillespie and Katherine Dunhams Drum and Dance troupe) and with Henry "Hank" Fields(student of Armando Peraza).Since then I have worked in over 147 bands to date. 17 International World tours, Over 20 Grammy winners and over 100 Named Artists from around the world.

see website at http://www.myspace.com/jcjohnnyconga -Performance History

I am currently working on an "ol skool- street rumba-folklore" CD to be released called "Breakin Skin" I have my own radio show online at www.kbcs.fm 91.3FM every saturday at 6pm Pacific coast time in the United States-Seattle,Washington, it's called "AL LADO LATINO". I am Endorsed by Pearl Drums-USA/Independant

On staff as "associate professor" at Cornish College of the Arts -"Latin Ensamble"-Seattle,WA.

"Latin Rep" for the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Grammy's.

Member of the Percussive Arts Society

Registered wtih BMI as Composer

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