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Rubén Alvarez

Vice President

Submitted by Gregory Beyer on 7/3/2010 12:48:53 AM   Last updated by Adam on 3/15/2015 12:50:15 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.