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Frank Colón’s music will move your body and soothe your soul. His sophisticated, hot and soulful music raises consciousness, brings people together, and promotes peace!

Frank is a specialist in Latin-Caribbean, Brazilian and Asian percussion instruments including congas, bongos, timbales, bata drums, shekere, cuica, berimbau, and tabla drums, among others.

On NYC's jazz scene, he quickly went on to perform and record with Julito Collazo (5 yrs.!), Chet Baker, Jaco Pastorious, Michel Camilo, African master-drummer, Babatunde Olatunji, Gato Barbieri, Harry Belafonte, Weather Report, Tania Maria, Flora Purim, and Airto Moreira.

In Brazil, Frank has also performed and/or recorded with Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil, Eddie, Motta, João Bosco, Chico Buarque, Wagner Tiso, Ney Matogrosso, Elba Ramalho, Marina Lima, RPM, João Donato, Toninho Horta, Roberto Menescal, and Marcos Valle.

As a sideman with the Manhattan Transfer for 12 years, he collaborated on two of their Grammy awards and was voted in 1988 as one of the top three “Most Influential Percussionist of the Year”in the Modern Drummer Magazine poll!

Frank’s other collaborations in performances, TV specials, DVDs and/or CD recordings include Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, George Clinton, Gato Barbieri, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, George Benson, Thalia, Paquito D'Rivera, Larry Coryell, Billy Taylor, Azymuth, Dianne Reeves, Nestor Torres, Mickey Hart, DJ Gilles Peterson, among many others.

Frank also appears in the musical documentary movie “Calle 54”, directed by Oscar-winner Fernando Trueba. His three albums as a leader are: "Latin Lounge", “Latin Wonder”, and “Frank Colón - Live at Vartanjazz” all of which have received very good critical reviews. He is also featured as principal soloist in a DVD with the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra from Moscow, in a symphony commissioned for him entitled “Adoracion al Ritmo.”

The Frank Colón Band consists of a quartet (piano/keyboards, bass, drums, percussion) or quintet, (piano/keyboards, bass, sax/trumpet, drums, percussion) performing songs from his CDs. Frank is also available for motivational percussion clinics as well as recording work.

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Frank Colón’s music will move your body and soothe your soul. His sophisticated, hot and soulful music raises consciousness, brings people together, and promotes peace!

Frank is a specialist in Latin-Caribbean, Brazilian and Asian percussion instruments including congas, bongos, timbales, bata drums, shekere, cuica, berimbau, and tabla drums, among others.
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