Though I specialized in Latin Jazz, I play all types of music from Rock to Hip Hop, R&B to Jazz, Contemporary Christian to Heavy Metal. Been playing drums professionally for over 25 years! As a live and studio performer.
I currently play in a jazz quintet (The Macalus Quintet) and a Latin Jazz ensemble (Atto Music Project) with music ranging from jazz standards, to pop hits, as well as originals.
I'm extensively experienced in both Live Performace and Studio Recording. I also play many other percussion instruments (i.e., congas, timbales, d'jembe, cajon, bongos, etc.), bass, guitar, some keys, as well as arrange and compose.
Contact me and let's see how I may serve you. God bless!
Within a month of my wedding, I secretly hired Erik for my Orlando destination wedding as a surprise performance to my groom and it was PERFECT! Erik was extremely responsive to my first request for a quote and from there he was a pleasure to coordinate with and he saw my vision immediately. He communicated with my wedding coordinator and DJ and arrived and performed without any glitch. His performance was high energy, electric, and uplifting, I would highly recommend him for any event, mainly for his professionalism and obvious passion for music.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
I am available to perform both solo and in a group.
As mentioned before I have a few groups I play with that could supply your event with any type of music you might be looking for in almost all genres. Jazz is a specialty but not the limit.
In addition, I can play solo with accompanying tracks. I can create a playlist to your specifications in which I can play along with at your events.
I have a full drumset, djembe, congas, timbales, and other minor percussion instruments. In addition, I also own my own PA system for amplification needs.
Since the age of 3, Erik has displayed a passion for music above all other activities. At the age of 4 he started playing at the church his father pastored. Since then, Erik has developed into a very skillful percussionist as well as skills on guitar, bass and a few other instruments. But as he would say it, "Nothing gets my musical juices flowing like the sound of a beating drum!"
Today, Erik is found in practice halls, studios and stage performances with the bands he signed with as well as collaborations with other growing artists. His life goal (as is his motto) is to "Worship God passionately, Love my Wife honorably, Play my Music Dynamically, and Beach Daily!"
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