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Dominican Republic Argentina


Waldo Madera

Born April 12th 1968 in Queens, New York, USA.
Lived in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from the age of 5 thru 17.
Studied Jazz & Commercial Music at Manhattan Schools of Music 1987 - 1991. Studied Drums with: John Riley (USA), Bernardo D’ Oleo & Tony Vicioso (Dom. Rep.)
I’ve been awarded 2 Grammy & 6 Latin Grammy as a session player and have worked in the studio or live/tour with many of the greatest pop/rock artist in the Latin & American industry such as: Ricky Martin, Carlos Santana, John Fogerty, Andrea Bocelli, Kylie Minogue, Juan Gabriel, José Feliciano, Juanes, Celia Cruz, Alejandro Sanz, Juan Luis Guerra, Ricardo Arjona, Cristian Castro, David Bisbal, Emmanuel, Jessie & Joy, Natalia Lafurcade, Yuri, Ricardo Montaner, India, Sin Bandera and many more. I have recorded, arranged or produced on over 300 albums of various generas.
Played with many of the jazz greats such as: Paquito D’ Rivera, Tom Scott, Wynton Marsalis, Michel Camilo, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Sheila E., Cachao, Ed Calle, Arturo Sandoval, Giovanni Hidalgo, Luis Salinas, Oskar Cartaya, Victor Mendoza, Guillermo Vadalá, Eguie Castrillo, Anthony Jackson, Hector Infanzón, Victor Patrón, Roberto Arballo and many more.
Currently working on a few instrumental projects simultaneously including a band with Grammy Award winner Piano player & composer Fernando Otero. Also in the makes a Fusion album as well as a Latin Jazz album with original compositions.
Music is my passion. God and family is what drives me.