Date Of Birth : April 12th 1968 
Place of Birth : Queens, NY U.S.A
Nationality : American 
Profession : Musician - Composer 
Languages : Spanish - English 
Main Instrument : DRUMS 
Additional instruments : Bass, Guitar & Percussion 

Waldo Madera started his career as a professional drummer at the age of 15 with the Dominican-Brazilian groups "Maguey" and "Irka & Tadeu Con Trabanda". Throughout their career, they played several times at the Montreal Jazz Festival and also many other Jazz Festivals through out Canada, Dominican Republic and Europe. Between 1987 to 1991 he studied at the Manhattan School of Music NY, and soon after got the opportunity to play with some of the great Latin Jazz artists such as Paquito D'Rivera, Rafael Cruz and Dave Valentine amongst others. 

In 1991 he moved to Mexico City and quickly started working in the local jazz scene with some of the best Mexican artist such as Chilo Moran, Roberto "Betuco" Arballo, Hector Infanzon, Cristobal Lopez and many others. At the same time he makes a name for himself in the pop industry as a session and tour musician, working with many artist like Emmanuel, Ricardo Arjona, Pandora, Jose Luis "El Puma" Rodriguez, Juan Luis Guerra, Christian Castro, Francisco Cespedes, Edith Marquez, Ely Guerra, Sasha Socol, Muņecos de Papel, Chantal, and Ricky Martin with whom he's been working on and off for the past 8 years and is currently on tour.

waldocd1.gif (67432 bytes) He released his first solo album in 1995 under BMG/ Coyoacan Records and now he's is currently working on the next release. The label is yet to be known. 

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Waldo's work can be appreciated on Hector Infanzon's new CD "Nos Toca", under the label Opsion Sonica. 


Curriculum Education: Ethnic Rhythms, Afro - Caribbean Rhythms, Jazz. Teacher: Tony Vicioso. Dominican Republic 1982 - 1985 - African Rhythms and Brazilian Music. 

Teacher : Tadeu Di Marco & Irka Mateo. Dominican Republic 1985 - 1987 - Bachelor Degree (jazz & commercial music) Manhattan School Of Music. New York, USA 1988 - 1990 

Private Lessons: Teacher: John Riley. New York, USA. 1988 - 1990 

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