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Akior Garcia


Akior Garcia was born in Puerto de La Cruz, Tenerife (1987). He began playing drums at the age of 13 years old, receiving lessons from teachers like José Isidro (a.k.a. Pepucho) and Jose Miguel Méndez (a.k.a. Churchi) at the Los Realejos Music School. In addition, he attended three years of harmony lessons with the sax player Sergio García. In 2007, he began working as a studio musician. He played and recorded with many national artists while teaching in many music schools in Tenerife.

Among others he played with artists like:

  • Andi Deris (Helloween)
  • Chico Pinheiro (Herbie Hancock, Brad Melhdau, Chris Potter,...)
  • José Vélez
  • Deborah Carter
  • Chago Melián
  • Torsten de Winkel (Pat Metheny, Billy Cobham, Steve Smith...)
  • Nantha Kumar (Sixum)

Further Akior Garcia has been playing in many international music festivals where he shared stage with: Stanley Clarke, Branford Marsalis, Paul Jackson, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bill Frisell, Steve Swallow), Chano Dominguez, Snarky Puppy, John McLaughlin, Chucho Valdés, Gary Willis, Kenny Barron, Dave Holland, Marcus Miller, Roy Hargrove, Joe Lovano and others.

Nowadays, Akior Garcia plays with ST Fusion, Simbeque, Chago Melián "Entre Cuerdas", Tritono, Isabel Gonzalez, etc.

He also created a new personal project called "Baterías a la Carta" (Drums A La Carte) bringing the possibility to order drums recordings via online. Moreover he works as a music teacher at the public music school in Adeje (Tenerife) giving music lessons to more than fifty students.