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Jazz Survivors

Classic jazz, bebop, swing, blues and bossa nova in South Florida

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Eloy Oliveros, percussion
  There's nothing that Eloy Oliveros likes to talk about and think about more than jazz.

He has stories about playing guest gigs with his personal friends from his hometown of Havana, Cuba, the great trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and sax master Paquito D'Rivera. He tells about playing in the Cuban military band.

But mostly, Eloy lets his drums do the talking... in the language of jazz, salsa, samba, cha  cha, son, danzon. And, he can swing.

Eloy became a student of jazz in his hometown,
graduating from Amadeo Roldán Conservatory in La Habana. He soon start teaching and playing in the National Concert Band.

After bringing his family to the U.S. in 1982, he played with many bands in New York City and sharpened his style.

Now settled in Hialeah, he is a teacher and an in-demand percussionist.

He's played with the
Festiva Symphonic Orquestra, the North Miami Beach Symphonic Orquestra, Latin superstar Celia Cruz, bassist Cachao, Luis Garcia and more.

His latest achievement was writing a
challenging  instruction guide, The Real Beginner Drummer Book, that has been praised by University of Miami drum director Stephen Rucker.
And he's a jazz survivor.

To contact the band:

Bob LaMendola  |  786-440-6180  |  4122 Inverrary Dr., Lauderhill, FL 33319.