Francisco Mela

Francisco Mela: Baterista, cantante, productor, percusionista y arreglista nació en Bayamo, Cuba en 1968. En el 2000 estudia en Berklee College of Music donde actualmente es profesor. Desde el 2001 da conciertos por todo el mundo. Desde el 2005 a la fecha es miembro del Cuateto de Joe Lovano y de “Us Five”. De 2007 a 2009 es baterista del trío de Kenny Barron y de 2009 a la fecha del trío de McCoy Tyner. En sus discos como líder han grabado Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Anat Cohen, Lionel Loueke, Mark Turner, Jason Moran, Larry Grenadier, su Cuban Safari, Esperanza Splading. Ha tocado con Emiliano Salvador, Danilo Pérez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, John Patitucci, John Scofield, Esperanza Spalding, Herbie Hancock, Quincy jones, entre otros.

Francisco Mela: Drummer, singer, percussionist, arranger, producer and composer born in Bayamo, Cuba in 1968. He studied at Berklee College of Music in 2000 and later became a faculty member. Since 2001 he plays around the world. Since 2005 Mela is part of the Joe Lovano’s Quartet and “Us Five”. From 2007 to 2009 he is the drummer of Kenny Barron’s Trio and from 2009 to now he is the drummer of McCoy Tyner’s Trio. Musicians like Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Anat Cohen, Lionel Loueke, Mark Turner, Jason Moran, Larry Grenadier, su Cuban Safari, Esperanza Splading have recorded in Mela’s albums as a leader. He has performed also with Emiliano Salvador, Danilo Pérez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, John Patitucci, John Scofield, Esperanza Spalding, Herbie Hancock, Quincy jones, among others.