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Carlomagno Araya

Carlomagno Araya

Carlomagno Araya


Currently one of the busiest players on the South Florida music scene, Carlomagno has performed on two multiple-Grammy nominated albums, winning “best world music album” with Ruben Blades’ “MUNDO,” (SONY) and “best tropical contemporary album” with Roberta Perera’s “SENSUAL” (HEADS UP).

Carlomagno’s versatility has afforded him the opportunity to hold impressively diverse touring, performing and recording credits, working with huge names in the industry such as Ruben Blades, Ilan Chester, Engelbert Humperdinck, Chayanne, Claudia Acuna, Tania Libertad, Nestor Torres, Hernan Gamboa, Paquito D‘Rivera,Alon Yavnai, Roberto Perera, Willy Chirino, Daniela Mercury, Alejandra Guzman, Alejandro Lerner, Armando Manzanero, Bebu Silveti, Rudy Perez, Bob Mintzer and Leon Gieco, among others.

Touring the world, he has performed in some of the most prestigious venues, theatres, and festivals, such as Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theater, Olympia Theater (Paris), Hollywood Bowl, Universal Amphitheater, Montreux Jazz Fest, JVC Jazz Fest, Hamburg Jazz Fest, Monterey Jazz Fest, and Puerto Rico Heinekin Jazz Fest. He is currently endorsed by DW drums and hardware, VIC-FIRTH drumsticks, ISTANBUL AGOP cymbals and REMO drumheads.

Brought to the U.S. on a full performance scholarship granted by the University of Miami’s prestigious jazz program, Carlomagno moved to Miami in the fall of 1994. His formal musical training includes attending the Berklee College of Music summer program in 1990 and 1991, as well as completing his bachelor’s degree at U of M in 1994.

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