John Ortiz

John Ortiz

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John Ortiz – Biography John Ortiz recently accomplished a tore through the United States on a musical journey. The development of his unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influence. Growing up in a talented musical friends and family his relatives introduced him to the sound of Latin music when he was 12 and by the age of 14 he began taking classes with los cumbancheros under the direction of Victor Venegas. Different forms of music always surrounded John; His parents exposed him to a wealth of music as a child, all of which influenced his development. His first foray into learning an instrument himself came when he started at the age of 15 he joined the Boys Harbor Conservatory, there he studied with Victor Rendon and Johnny Almendra for 6 consecutive years. In 1999 he started to transition to the salsa scene under the direction of Harry Adorno. Harry soon took the initiative to send John as timbale player. Later he begins to play with talent salsa artists Hector Tricoche, Frankie Negron, Viti Ruiz, Raulin Rosendo, Alex Matos, Anthony Cruz, Ismael Rivera J.R and many others. John’s musical journey did not begin in Maunabo, Puerto Rico. However, born in Brooklyn NY, it was here that he developed his musical tastes and interests, and it wasn’t long after picking up a Timbale that he was experimenting with the traditional Timbale player, John’s selection of instruments are LP Karl Perrazo Timbale because of the crisp cascara playing and acoustic sounds. The prestige Timbale bronze and stainless steel models for its durability sustain sound and easy tuning. Which have had a profound influence on the direction his musical journey has taken. After realizing that playing music was his main goal, he began to showcase his talent in various venues across united State, playing at numerous gigs and making sure that his name and talent were being heard by as many people as possible. He was quickly noted for the unique style that he brought to the stage. As his confidence grew and his style developed, he soon saw a loyal following begin to grow. Finally, his preferences of timbale sticks are the hickory half-inch sticks made by Rich Sticks. John’s website can be found at www. Yambu23@yahoo.com or cymbals/John Ortiz, and

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