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Rubén P. Alvarez is a Chicago based Latin percussionist, drum set artist, composer, and music educator. He is a 13th annual Latin Grammy nominee for his work on the Chuchito Valdés
Rubén P. Alvarez is a Chicago based Latin percussionist, drum set artist, composer, and music educator. He is a 13th annual Latin Grammy nominee for his work on the Chuchito Valdés CD, “Made in Chicago”. His credits also include musical theatre as a percussionist and musical consultant for the Goodman Theatre Production, Crowns, and has performed as a percussionist for the Broadway Chicago productions of The Lion King, and On your Feet. He has performed and or recorded with blues artists John Mayall and Junior Wells, rock artists Dave Mason and Dennis De Young, and jazz artists Arturo Sandoval, Ramsey Lewis, Patricia Barber, Dave Valentín, Slide Hampton, and Roy Hargrove, the Chicago-based 2010 Grammy and Latin Grammy nominees Sones De Mexico Ensemble, pop-diva Jennifer Hudson and the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin. Rubén is a member of Chévere De Chicago and leads the Raices Profundas s Latin Jazz Ensemble.