Artist link: GerardoRosales
Venezuelan-born percussionist, Gerardo Rosales began his musical career in the late 1970s. He first performed with major orchestras in Venezuela and relocated to the Netherlands in 1992. He has since toured worldwide, recording 17 albums with his band and over 70 albums with other artists.
Rosales specializes in Latin Jazz, Salsa, Afro-Cuban, Venezuelan and Caribbean rhythms. Geraldo founded El Combo Mundial, Venezuelan Masters Orchestra, Charanga La Crisis, Our Latin Groove, Rumbistico, Cachao Sounds and many other significant projects.
Rosales has performed and/or recorded with The Rosenberg Trio, Saskia Laroo, Hans Dulfer, Benjamin Herman, Peter Beets, Alexander Beets, Lucas van Merwijk, Nueva Manteca, New Cool Collective, Fra Fra Sound, Denise Jannah, Laura Fygi, Liesbeth List, Izaline Calister, Randal Corsen, Hans van Oosterhout, Drums United, Eline, Bas van Lier, Samba Salad, Metropole Orchestra, Loet van der Lee, Holland Big Band, Cubop City Big Band, Tineke Postma, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Benny Bailey, Paquito D' ’Rivera, Bebo Valdés, Leonardo Almuedo, Toots Thielemans, Jimmy Bosch, Herman Olivera, Oscar D' León Carlos “Patato” Valdés, Mauricio Silva,Conexión Latina, Maraca, Alfredo Rodríguez, Armando Peraza, Marcial Istúriz, Ramón Valle, Larry Harlow, Adalberto Santiago, Frankie Vazquez, Oscar Hernandez, Conexion Latina & Nicky Marrero among many others.