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Memo Acevedo

Manhattan Bridges Orchestra

   

"The General Telescopic Wire Brush can take the banging."

   



ABOUT MEMO ACEVEDO

Memo Acevedo resides in New York City Fiesta del Tambor Havana, CUBA. Special guest performer 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017. Producer "Tambores" Music show. Producer "Building Bridges with 88 Keys" Show featuring Memo Acevedo's band with guest, jazz pianist Oliver Jones

Music Director "Afro-Cubanismo" Festival. Banff, Canada, featuring Irakere, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, Changuito, etc... Producer Historic "Massey Hall Latin Spectacular." Featuring Johnny Pacheco, Memo Acevedo with special guests Tito Puente, Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Dave Valentin. Producer and Host "The Latin Beat" Radio show on CIUT-FM 1987-1995 Producer "Building Bridges" CD under his own name. Featured artist on film/Documentary "Latin Nights" Music Director for Canada at the "O.T.I. Festival" Lisbon '87. Distinguished Artists Award. November 2014
MONTREAL DRUM FEST
Lifetime Achievement Award. October 2013
GITANO TROPICAL
Honorary Recognition @Fiesta Del Tambor in Havana,
Cuba by the Cuban Ministry of Culture, 2013
PAS (Percussive Arts Society)
President's Industry Award 2011
KoSA
Lifetime Achievement Award 2007
Percussionist of the Year 1995 and 1994.'The Jazz Report' Magazine poll. JUNO Award Recipient 1991. Best World Beat Recording, Canada (Equivalent to U.S Grammy)
AD's Award '89. Best T.V Commercial.Rubbermaid "Unbeatable." Composer.
PERFORMED & RECORDED with
FRANKIE VALLI - GREGORY HINES - MARK MURPHY - LOUIE BELLSON - TITO PUENTE - STEPHEN STILLS - TOM SCOTT - MOACIR SANTOS - VIKKI CARR - CACHAO - JOE CUBA - TOSHIKO AKIYOSHI - BETTY BUCKLEY - BRUCE
COCKBURN - THE BOSS BRASS - IRAKERE - KLIMAX and HILTON RUIZ among many.
THE LION KING and THE CIVIL WAR on Broadway
AS AN EDUCATOR
NYU. Music Director of the Latin/Brazilian Jazz Ensembles 2002 to 2011. NYU. Brazilian Batucada Ensemble. 2003 to2011.
NYU. Professor of Drum Set and Percussion 1996 to 2011.
DRUMMERS COLLECTIVE. Cuban/Brazilian 1996-2018 -
Author of the Afro-Cuban Drumming.
CLINICS:
PASIC, TMEA, IAJE, MIDWEST, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, the U.S and Canada.
K0SA Percussion Camp in Vermont and Montreal from 2001 to 2013. HUMBER COLLEGE. Founder and Director Latin/Brazilian Jazz Ensemble 1986 - 1995.
Endorser/Clinician for
SABIAN, TAYE, EVANS, GON BOPS, ROLAND,
RHYTHMTECH and PRO-MARK with a Signature stick of his own creation "Revolution MA1"