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Fabio Rojas, Drummer, Film Composer & Educator based in New York City, originally from Valencia, Venezuela.
Since arriving to the US , Rojas has performed with artists such as Terri Lyne Carrington, Geri Allen, Greg Osby Band, Bill Pierce, Sean Jones, Kevin Harris, John Lockwood, Nino de los Reyes, Manuel Valera, Paula Champion, Mike Rodriguez, Pablo Menares, Jason Palmer, Jon Cowherd, Regina Carter, Rachel Z Hakim, David Bixler, Gregg August and in venues such as SXSW, Daegu Jazz Festival, Smoke Jazz Club, Lincoln Center, BU Agganis Arena, Boston Symphony Hall, Scullers Jazz Club, MusikFest, NAMM, RIFF, among many others.
Fabio earned his Bachelor of Music with a Dual Major in Performance and Professional Music at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, thanks to a scholarship and extreme hard work. There he had the honor of being mentored by Terri Lyne Carrington and Kim Plainfield. He also earned his Masters of Music in Jazz Studies (Magna Cum Laude) at CUNY - Queens College 23’ where he studied with Michael Mossman.
Besides performing and composing music for films and commercials, Rojas also educates and is currently part of the Faculty at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Rojas has given master classes in Youngstown State University (OH), Jazz St. Louis (MO), New Tier HS (IL), Berklee College of Music (MA), Lions Township HS (IL), Kalos Music & Art School (FL), NYC Public schools, Port Washington Public Schools, Conservatorio Sergei Rachmaninov (Ecuador), UEB Torremar (Ecuador), among other locations around the globe.
“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” – Victor Hugo. Through music you can express greater emotions, ones that you cannot define with words. As an artist, this is what Fabio strives for and continues to do through his work.
Before moving to the US, Rojas studied jazz performance at UNEARTE, previously called IUDEM (Instituto Universitario de Estudios Musicales) while giving lessons of drum set in the Taller de Jazz Caracas and Concert Percussion in the Colegio/Conservatorio Emil Friedman. Fabio prior to this also studied at the Colegio Emil Friedman. Besides his studies he was working with acclaimed Venezuelan musicians . While in Venezuela Fabio studied with Diego Maldonado.
Fabio Rojas plays Canopus Drums, Vater Drumsticks and Zildjian cymbals exclusively.
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