Tomasito Cruz and The Cuban Allstars

Tomasito Cruz and The Cuban Allstars

This Havana born virtuoso accounts more of 20-year music career. At an early age, he studied at the Vocational School of Arts in Pinar del Río, Cuba, graduating in percussion with complementary studies in piano. He continued his percussion training with José Luis Quintana "Changuito" studying trombobe, music history and vocals at the National School of Arts.
In the course of more than two decades, Tomas (universally acknowledged to be among the top three timba drummers in the world) has authored three books entitled "The Conga Method Volume I, II abd III", awared 4,5 stars by "Modern Drummer Magazine".
His first working experience was at the Cabaret Parisienne of the "Hotel Nacional" in Cuba. Since then and over the years he had played with renowned artist like Paulito FG y su Élite, Giblerto Santa Rosa, Oscar D´León, Tito Nieve, Celia Cruz, Willy Chirino, Manolín El Médico de la Salsa, Arturo Sandoval, Cachao, among others. He has toured the world with some od them and accompanied other to numerous and prominent jazz festivals. "Tomasito", as endearlingly loved and known, has been parto to three Grammy winning cd´s with Alejandro Sanz, Willy Chirino and Arturo Sandoval.


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