Carlos Solórzano is a professional drummer & composer from Southern Arizona. Prior to relocating to the Arizona desert he performed professionally in the Los Angeles music scene sharing the bill with various artists at times sharing the bill with such artists as Maroon 5, Vince Gill, Nancy Sinatra, Rick Derringer, Tierra & Citizen Way.
He freelances both live and in the studio with other musical groups in various musical genres. He is currently performing with the Tony Corrales Band, Billy Shaw, Jr. and is a member of the Blue Note Ritual while continuing to freelance with varoious artists in various musical genres.
Aside from his freelance work, he also performs as the Desert Drummer solo drum set artist & clinician as he explores the orchestral possibilities of the drumset by adapting world rhythms to the drumset through the use of 4-way independence. Through this modern technique, he can imitate the sound of a percussion combo. He has performed this act all over Arizona & Southern California including sets at/for: Music Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ (three performances), Arizona Black Film Showcase, AFASA African Festival, on KGUN television's Tucson Morning Blend television show, Live on Access Tucson Cable Television & internet broadcasts, Live on KXCI Radio, NAMM Show 2009: Soultone Cymbals Booth, Family Arts Festival at the Tucson Convention Center, Club Mythos, Club Red, The District Stage at the Tempe Marketplace, Maricopa County Fairgrounds, The Hut, Club Congress & The World Famous Blue Café, Kino Memorial Stadium prior to the Tucson Sidewinders AAA Baseball Game, Clinics at the Carson Community Center, the Tucson Children’s Museum and various colleges and high schools for their music programs.
He is also an award winning composer who writes drumming compositions based on world rhythms. His solo CD, which is titled "Desert Drummer," is currently available on Amazon and his music has been featured on KXCI Radio in Tucson, AZ, KAOS Radio in Olympia, WA, KKNT Radio in Phoenix, AZ and KCSB Radio in Santa Barbara, CA.
He was Commissioned to write original music by Universal Music who licenses his work through Mastersource Music Catalog. This agreement enabled him to have his music featured on several television shows including the following:
1. Law and Order Special Victims Unit: Shattered & Retro
2. America’s Top Model: Welcome to New Zealand & Big Hair Day
3. Live: With Regis & Kathie Lee (2/20/2012)
4. Mapping the World (BBC)
5. Maps: Power, Plunder & Possession: Windows on the World (BBC)
6. Rhys to the Rescue (BBC)
7. Viva Hollywood (MTV Network)
8. Weekly with Ed Gordon
9. Sunday Best
10. E! Entertainment Television's The Big Party
11. A Harey Hatsiltsul (Israeli Television)
12. New Moon (Mexican Television)
13. Thalassa 2: Teo Di La Flota Enfosada Reco (Spanish Television)
14. 50 Years of Bad Sex
He also has licensing agreements with 1000 Tracks, NOMA Music, Stockmusic.net. He is also a multiple winner of an ASCAPLUS Award for his original compositions and earned a Career Advancement Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts for the recording and licensing of his original compositions.
Carlos is thrilled to be part of the Soultone family. "These cymbals are the best that I have ever played. They have such a full sound and offer me colors and moods that I have never been able to attain in other cymbals. I have a full sounding kit and need cymbals that compliment that sound. I found that sound in Soultone Cymbals and they have never let me down in any setting. Recording engineers love them, live venues are filled with their full sound and the musicians I work with claim that they have never heard a better sounding cymbal. This only affirms my belief in the quality of these cymbals and is the reason why I am thrilled to be part of Soultone's artist roster."
Carlos is also endorsed by Silverfox Sticks, Hansenfutz Pedals, Drum Dots and Ahead Percussion Products. He has also been featured both as a featured artist and writer in DRUM! Magazine.
Carlos is also a published novelist through Crimson Cloak Publishing, writes a regular blog on drumming as well as other topics and has also made written contributions to various magazines, newspapers and webpages.
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