Walfredo Reyes, Jr.

492 – Walfredo Reyes Jr: Nothing great comes without sacrifice

Walfredo Reyes Jr. is a Cuban American drummer and percussionist who has lived and survived the ups and downs of being a professional drummer. Serving in his current role as the drummer for Chicago, Reyes draws from a wide variety of influences and experiences from his work with Carlos Santana, Traffic, Steve Winwood, Jackson Browne, Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, David Lindley, Ricki Lee Jones, Richard Marx, Sergio Mendes, Smokey Robinson, Robbie Robertson, Joe Sample, Boz Scaggs, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Johnny Hallyday, Khaled, Lindsey Buckingham, and many others.

In this podcast you’ll hear Walfredo Reyers Jr. talk about:

  • Moving from LA to Cincinnati
  • Keeping a healthy work/life balance
  • Advice for drummers embarking on their first big tours
  • How to deal with free time on the road
  • His work experience that doubled his commitment as a musician
  • The importance of playing to the room
  • His mindset as a drummer vs. his mindset as a percussionist
  • How to always stay diplomatic in professional situations
  • Much more

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