Submitted by Gregory Beyer on 7/3/2010 12:48:53 AM Last updated by Mathew Solace on 4/4/2011 2:09:23 PM
Rubén P. Alvarez is a Chicago based Latin percussionist,
drum set artist, author, composer, and educator. His performance credits
include movie soundtracks, radio and television jingles and performances and
recordings with Grammy nominees Guitarra Azul, Chuchito Valdés, and Ramsey
Lewis and Sones de Mexico, He currently performs with Chicago’s premier Latin
jazz ensemble Chévere, Chuchito Valdés and Guitarra Azul. He serves on the
faculties of Columbia College Chicago, Northwestern and Roosevelt universities
and is a residency artist for the Jazz Institute of Chicago Jazz Links program
and presents clinics, and master classes internationally. He serves on the
board of directors of The Jazz Education Network, is Vice President of the
Illinois chapter of the Percussive arts society and is a member of Latin
Percussion’s educational advisory board, and The Vic Firth Educational Team.
Ruben endorses Latin Percussion, Vic Firth mallets and sticks, Zildjian
cymbals, and Remo drumheads and percussion.