Juan Felipe


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Juan Felipe Mayorga hails from the bustling metropolis of Bogotá, Colombia. He explores and fuses different sounds and influences as a drummer and composer. These range from straight-ahead jazz, Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Colombian, Brazilian, rock and pop music. Mayorga has shared the stage and recorded with many acclaimed musicians, Grammy and Latin Grammy Winners and/or nominees such as Samuel Torres, Hector Martignon, John Benitez, Manuel Valera, Luis Perdomo, Yosvany Terry, Peter Brainin, Alex Brown, Mike Eckroth, Boris Kozlov, Peter Slavov, Cristina Pato, Jon Davis, Edward Perez, Terraza Big Band, Chiemi Nakai, and Ross Nolan. He has performed in numerous prestigious festivals and venues throughout Colombia and the U.S. including Jazz Al Parque, Rock Al Parque, Festival de Jazz del Teatro Libre with Grammy nominated Hector Martignon, Branford Jazz Festival, Stowe Jazz Festival, Smalls Jazz Club, 55 Bar, The Shrine, Zinc Bar and Terraza 7 among others.

Mayorga also has extensive work in the world of musical theater as a regular substitute drummer for the Broadway production Hamilton: An American Musical playing at the Richard Rodger’s Theater in New York City.

Juan Felipe Mayorga is an active performer in New York City and teaches at the Greenwich House Music School, as well The Collective School of Music in the Latin Jazz program. He is currently preparing to release his first album (Earth) which is self-produced and consists of an all-original repertoire of compositions.