Mayito del Monte

Mayito del Monte

Mario del Monte Martinez
Email:mayitodelmonte@gmail.com
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Percussionist, Trumpet player, Drummer, Producer and Musical Director

2013-2014 Glenda del E Q-ban Mixology, Recording , New York, USA
Cotton Club special featured guest, LATIN ALL STAR, New York, USA
Riverside Miami Orquesta Year Round TV Appearances, Miami, USA
Riverside Miami Orquesta Year Round Concerts, Shows, Miami, USA
Trinidad & Tobago Drums Festival
Julio Sabala Orchestra, Miami, USA
Artists in Education Grant by the OAC
Canada School Tours Workshops

2012-2013 Founded Riverside Miami Orquesta, Miami, USA
Concerts Van Dyke Cafe, Miami Dade County Auditorium, USA
Unplugged Live Concert Recording, Glenda del E, Miami , USA
Glenda del E Q-ban Mixology, Van Dyke Cafe, Miami, USA
Trinidad & Tobago Drums Festival
Julio Sabala Orchestra, Miami, USA
Artists in Education Grant by the OAC
Canada School Tours Workshops

2011-2012 Glenda del E Q-ban Mixology, Van Dyke Cafe, Miami, USA
Trinidad & Tobago Drums Festival
Julio Sabala Orchestra, Miami, USA
Artists in Education grant by the OAC
Canada School Tours Workshops

2010-2011 Glenda del E Q-ban Mixology CD Release, MOD CLUB, Toronto
Magnetic North Theatre Festival
Neruda Productions Kites Festival
Artists in Education grant by the OAC
International Cuban Night – College Street United Church
Ontario Modern Language Teachers Association !
2009- 2009 Mother’s Day Concert Echo Choir Anniversary
International Cuban Night – College Street United Church
Artists in Education grant by the OAC
Cruise ship “Ms Hal Rotterdam” Pro Ship Entertainment Inc.,
Holland America Line

2008 -2009 Cruise ship “Ms Hal Rotterdam” Pro Ship Entertainment Inc.,
Holland America Line
Fundraising event for the Cuban hurricanes relief
Tobago Muhtadi Drumming International Festival
Muhtadi Drumming International Festival in Toronto
Black History Month Celebration at the Central Neighbourhood House
Arts Education Grant by the OAC

2008. “Hoy Como Ayer” tour (Cubano-Canadian event)
Volunteered at the Dundas and Dufferin Festival
Summer Festival - North York Community House
Alterna Stars event at the Metro Credit Union
Beaches Jazz Festival (Workshop)
Special guest at “Calando a” TV Show, Miami
Artists in Education Grant by the OAC
Muhtadi’s Drumming Festival
Touring and Collaboration Grant by the OAC
Arts Education Grant by the OAC

2006-2007 Special guest at “Seguro que Yes” TV Show, Miami
GMFlavour Multidisciplinary Festival at the CNE
David Buchbinder band at Harbourfront Centre-Du Maurier Theatre
Certificate Course in Arts Education at the Faculty of Fine Arts and
Education supported by the Ontario Arts Council and York University Life Over Lymphoma Fundraiser event with Hilario Duran’s sextet
International Guitar Festival with Robert Michaels’ band, Kingston
New Mexico Theatre with Robert Michaels’ band
Ottawa Jazz Festival with Robert Michaels’ band
Awarded with the Artists in Education grant by the OAC
Awarded with the Arts Education grant by the OAC
Played with the Tropicana Orchestra at the Avalon Theatre, Niagara
Ministry of Culture event celebrating the Arts in Education
Black History Month at the Trane Studio Club ( TDSB )
Black History Month at Vaughan Rd. Academy

2005-2006 Catalyst Centre Project – Performance at LULA LOUNGE
Awarded with the Arts Education Grant by the Ontario Arts Council to
introduce the CUBAN PERCUSSION SCHOOL as a Community
Educational project
Opening act with the CUBAN PERCUSSION SCHOOL in the Legacy
and Evolution event organized by the Ontario Arts Council
Awarded with the Artists in Education Grant by the Ontario Arts
Council to introduce the CUBAN PERCUSSION SCHOOL
workshops in High Schools all over Ontario

2005. Performed at the First Hispano – American Expo in Canada at the
Metro Toronto Convention
Fundraising event with the Cuban Consulate for hurricane relief
Performed in the “Premio Somos”, Latin American Achievement
Awards at the Roy Thompson Hall Theatre
Tour with Robert Michael all over Canada
Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival at the Distillery District
Performed at Harbourfront Centre introducing the NEW CUBAN
GENERATION Project (Lake Side Terrace stage)
Workshop in the Toronto Star stage with the CUBAN PERCUSSION
SCHOOL at Harbourfront Centre
Fundraising activity organized by Urban Arts Community Council
with LATIN STREET band
Workshop at Distillery Jazz Festival in the Music for Kids program
presented by the CUBAN PERCUSSION SCHOOL
Special guest in the celebration of the International Women Day
organized by the Spanish Council at the United Church
Played the Canadian National Anthem as a part of Robert Michaels
band at the Skydome
Winter tour with Robert Michaels all over Canada !

2003. NEW CUBAN GENERATION Project’s director assistant second concert
at LULA LOUNGE
Performed in the RUMBEROS CUBAN MASTER SESSIONS
concert
NEW CUBAN GENERATION Project Concert world debut at LULA
Fundraising event Nia Kuumba Scholarship for Refugees Students
Silent Auction supporting the University Settlement Music and Arts
School at St. George the Martyr Church
Participated in the 1st Annual “SIGNATURE” BIG SMOKE and the
Grand Prix at La Queue de Cheval in Montreal
Special guest in the LULA LOUNGE’s First Anniversary
Performed in the celebration of the International
Women Day at Harbourfront Community Centre and at Saint
Christopher House Community Centre.
Created the CUBAN PERCUSSION SCHOOL !

2003. Fundraising for the “Esperanza Foundation” in support of the
Abused Latin Women of Canada.
Selected to represent our Latin American Community at TLN Latin
Fest 2002 joined to International Artists broadcasted by TLN
Participated in the Okokan Arts Production show in the Brigantine Room at
Harbourfront Centre.
Played every Saturday on July month at Sassafraz bar lounge
Performed joined to her band LATIN STREET in the “Descarga Cubana”
celebrating the Juno Award Nomination of the Cuban pianist Hilario Duran.
Benefit concert “Caribbean Soul” organized by the Scarborough
Black Organization at the Stephen Leacock CI Auditorium
Played with LATIN STREET in the Fundraising Concert to collect
money for the Cuban trip at Oakwood Collegiate Institute.
Performed in several Latin places such as Maná, Dominican
Festival, etc.
Recorded music for several TV commercials.

2002. Winter tour joined to Robert Michael all over Canada.
Performed as special guest in the “Correo Canadiense” newspaper
Christmas Party.
Selected to perform as director of the band to accompanist the
local and International artists in the TLN Latin Fest 2002 at
Canada Wonderland
Played in the Okokan Arts Production show in the Brigantine
Room at Harbourfront Centre
Performed joined to his own band LATIN STREET in the “Descarga
Cubana” celebrating the Juno Award Nomination of the
Cuban pianist Hilario Duran
Participated in the benefit concert “Caribbean Soul” organized by
the Scarborough Black Organization at the Stephen Leacock CI
Auditoriun
Played in the Fundraising Concert to collect money for the Cuban trip at
Oakwood Collegiate Institute
Performed in several Latin places such as Mana, Dominican Festival,
etc.

2000-2001 Juno Awards with Janet Bunnet Band, Robert Michaels’s Tour.
Recorded with Roberto Ochipinti his last project “Trinaria”
Recorded with Hilario Duran “Havana Remembered”
CNE Exhibition Place joined to Mireya Escalante
Participated in Jazz Festivals in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Edmonton
among others.

2000. New Year’s show CBC I.N.P.R. broadcast in North America joined to
Jane Bunnet and Hilario Duran.
Hilario Duran’s concert “Havana Nocturna” with strings, Massey Hall,
Toronto, Canada.
Mireya Escalante's concert at Toronto’s “Senator Club’”.
Mireya Escalante and “Latin Street” at Mel Lastman Square, Toronto.

Robert Michael’s band Promotional Tour
Winnipeg: West End Cultural Centre.
Regina: Doris Knight Hall Centre
Saskatoon: Broadway Theatre/ with Barra Mc Neils.
Edmonton: Myers Horowitz theatre.
Vancouver: Vogue theatre
Roberts Creek: Roberts Creek Hall.
Victoria: Vertigo Night Club Jazz.
Nanaimo: Queen Pub Festival
Calgary: Rozsa Centre
Hamilton: Hamilton Place/ Concert
Kitchener: Concert Centre in the square.
Oakville: Oakville Centre of Arts
Guelph: River Run Theatre
Toronto: Royal Thompson hall with Cesaria Evora

1998-1999 Mireya Escalante and Latin Street
Jazz Plaza Festival, Havana, Cuba
Mulheim Jazz Festival, Germany
Metro Caravan Festival, Toronto
JVC Jazz Festival, Toronto
Beaches Jazz Festival, Toronto
Salsa Festival, Cali, Colombia
Clubs Xango, Lavoe and Bamboo

1998. Jazz Plaza Festival, Havana, Cuba
Italy Jazz Festival
Cabaret Tropicana, Havana, Cuba
Cabaret Habana Libre, Havana

1996. European tour with Riverside Orchestra, Finland, Switzerland
Tropicana orchestra, Havana, Cuba
Mireya Escalante and “Latin Street” band
1995. Mireya Escalante and “Latin Street” ,Italy, Hungary, Spain, participating
In many festivals and concerts.
“Festival de la Cancion” / Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba./ with
Mireya Escalante and Radio and TV orchestra (ICRT)

1994. Created his own band along with the extraordinary Cuban singer Mireya
Escalante. The band was called “Latin Street”.
Tour across Central America with the famous songwriter and
singer Jose Feliciano (Puerto Rico). The tour included concerts in
Mexico, Panama,
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, etc.
Television show “Y Vero America va” hosted by Veronica Castro,
Mexico.
Salsa Festival in Venezuela, Mario joined NG La Banda.
Recorded with Issaac Delgado’s band. !

Have played with the most recognized percussionists on Cuban music, Latin
music and Jazz:
Jose Luis Quintana (Changuito)/ Cuba.
Ignacio Berroa / Cuba.
Horacio Hernandez / Cuba.
Alex Acuna / USA / Peru
Luis Conte / USA
Calixto Oviedo / Cuba.
Tata Guines / Cuba
Miguel Anga / Cuba
Recordings:
• A bailar con la Riverside …………….. Riverside Orchestra.
• El Menu ……………………………… Conjunto Roberto Faz.
• Flores y Flores ……………………….. Conjunto Roberto Faz.
• Tiene Mendo …………………………. Pacho Alonso y sus Kini Kini.
• Latin Street …………………………… Mireya Escalante,
• Club Mambo …………………………. Hilario Duran.
• Wild Strawberries…………………….. Robert Michaels.
• Trinacria ……………………………… Roberto Occhipinti.
• Musica Picante…………………………G.S. Soldier.
• George and Martha cartoons…………Hilario Duran and R. Occhipinti.
• Music for Radio and TV programs…....RTV Orchestra
• Havana Remembered …………………Hilario Duran
• Christmas Songs ……………………… Hilario Duran
• Q-ban Mixology…………………………Glenda del E
• A Obbatala………………………Mireya Escalante & Glenda del E
• Menage a trois…………………………Glenda del E Live DVD Unplugged

My Soultone Set: 

18 Vintage Crash/Ride
15 FXO Effect Crash
13 Vintage Hit-Hat Pair
18 FXOB6 Effect/Crash