Carlos Solorzano |

Carlos Solorzano

Carlos Solorzano

Tony Corrales Band, Sonoran Sol, Blue Note Ritual and Composer for Television & Film

Carlos Solorzano is a professional drummer & songwriter from Southern Arizona. He writes original tribal drumming compositions that have been used on various television shows around the world including CSI: Special Victims Unit, America's Top Model, Live With Regis & Kathie Lee as well as shows on the BBC, on MTV/VH1 Networks and E! Entertainment Television. He also has a solo CD of such compositions titled "Desert Drummer" that is available on Amazon. He efforts as a composer have earned him multiple ASCAPLUS Awards as well as a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

He also has a solo drumming act where he adapts world rhythms to the American drum set and through the use of 4-way independence can imitate the sound of a percussion combo. He has performed this act all over Arizona both as a solo performer and in a Master class setting at places such as the world famous Music Instrument Museum, Arizona Black Film Festival AFASA African Festival, Tucson Morning Blend television show, Pima Community College and at nightclubs, city events and other festivals.

Aside from his own creative endeavors he also works with the Tony Corrales Band, Sonoran Sol and Blue Note Ritual. He is also on call for three recording studios in the Tucson area.

As an educator is also the instructor of Percussion at St. Augustine Catholic High School in Tucson, AZ and is planning to post many of his instructional methods on You Tube in the near future. He has written for and been featured in DRUM! Magazine and is planning to write a drum book in the near future to share his various drumming methods.

He is also endorsed by Ahead Sticks & Percussion Products, Drum Dots and Hansenfutz Pedals. He is thrilled to be part of the Soultone Artist Roster as he has been using these amazing cymbals for close to 10 years now.

"Soultone Cymbals are the best cymbals I have ever used! They not only sound amazing but feel so good to play. Their sound is as beautiful as their appearance and I am so honored to be a part of the Soultone family."

My Soultone Set: 

14 inch Custom Brilliant Hi Hats
12 inch Custom Series Crash
16 inch Custom Series Crash
16 inch Custom Brilliant Crash
18 inch Extreme China
20 inch Custom Brilliant Ride