Guarandinga Heavy Hitters: Brian Andres, Drums

Brian (El Pulpo) Andres has the nicest jackets out of anyone in Guarandinga. He is an accomplished drummer, bandleader, and educator and we are privileged to have him driving the bus from the back.  Brian is a Bosphorus Cymbal endorser, leads The Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, and performs with numerous Bay Area groups . He has teaching schedule that takes him across the country, leading master classes and was recently featured in Modern Drummer magazine.

Currently Brian's new album "This Could be That"  with ACJC just received a 4 star rating from Downbeat Magazine and is riding high on all the Latin music charts.

The Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel percussion section, featuring Grammy Award winning percussionists Omar Ledezma Jr on timbales and cajon and Javier Cabanillas on congas with Bosphorus Cymbals Artist Brian Andres on the drum set. They discuss their approach to creating some of the rhythms they performed on their latest recording, This Could Be That, on Bacalao Records.