Jorge “Gio” Montañez
Jorge “Gio” Montañez was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. Was introduced to drums at an early age and found his calling upon training in his high school marching band, jazz band and symphonic orchestra.
Now living in one of the most international cities in the USA for the music industry (Miami, Fl) Gio has had the opportunity to share the stage and collaborate with very successful and award winning artist including Grammy Winner Arturo Sandoval, Grammy Nominee Ed Calle, Grammy Award Winner Paquito de Rivera, Grammy Winner and latin music icon Israel Lopez Valdez best known as “Cachao” and many other latin artist in the South Florida professional music scene.
Gio now is more involved in other styles of music and plays drums for international latin-pop artist Jencarlos Canela, latin alternative rock artist MonteRosa, Cuban Latin Pop group Moneda Dura, Reggae band Jahfe, Venezuelan songwriter Paolo Tondo and many more.
While not in the studio or performing live you can find Gio as drum instructor at the Live Modern School of Music.
18" Custom Brilliant Crash
21" Custom Brilliant Ride
14" Custom Brilliant Hi Hat Pair