Randolf Jimenez born in Caracas, Venezuela. At a young age shows great interest in percussion instruments and at 12 he begins practicing drums, to later enroll in the School of Music Jose Reyna. At the same time, he starts drum lessons with renowned teachers such as Andres Briceño (Director of Conservatory Big Band Jazz of Simon Bolivar) and Tomas Luis Garcia (DC New York). Additionally, as part of his training, he also attends important seminars with world-class drummers such as Horacio Hernandez, Robbie Ameen, Russ Miller, Julio Barreto, Alvaro Lopez and Richie Garcia.
This young and talented musician has performed in many concerts in major art centres in Caracas-Venezuela and in different venues around the world, earning himself and his jazz trio, the recognition of one the musicians with more shows in the music scene in Caracas.His work has been reviewed in major print media such as El Diario de Caracas, weekly Sexto Poder, Ultimas Noticias, also magazines like CARAS, A UNO and more recently in the international journal ACID CONGA as well as in numerous TV shows. Also, he has been mentioned in several important websites such as SinFlash.com, muheve.com, acn.com, quenotarevista.com among many others. Most of these websites have named him The Groove of Venezuela for his outstanding work as a teacher and performing/studio musician.
As a session drummer Randolf masters many different styles and he has collaborated in recordings, live performances and TV shows, also he has shared stage with artists such as Roberto Lugo (Puerto Rico), Camila, La Resistencia (Mexico), Maria Rivas, Aisha Stambouli Salserin, Manuel Guerra, Cheo Valenzuela, Fabian Cipriani, Son Marabino (Venezuela), Leandro Rasemberg, Gustavo Firmenich, Fango (Argentina), Tropicanada Orchestra, Henry Vivel (Canada) among others.His most recent CD titled Randolf Jimenez Latin Jazz Project, in the role of band leader, has been distributed in over 120 countries worldwide through iTunes and AMAZON.COM. Additionally, Randolf also is an Artist Peer Music, an music editor of other musicians such as Paulina Rubio, Juanes and Calamaro.
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