Fabio Rojas, Drummer/Composer and Film Composer 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, Bill Pierce, Sean Jones, Kevin Harris, John Lockwood, Carlos Averhoff Jr, Manuel Valera, Paula Champion, Dayna Stephens, Pablo Menares, Jason Palmer, Jon Cowherd, Regina Carter, Rachel Z Hakim and in venues such as BU Agganis Arena, Boston Symphony Hall, Lincoln Center, The Esplanade, Scullers Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club , SXSW, 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, where he had the honored of being mentored by Terri Lyne Carrington, Kim Plainfield and Neal Smith. Right after graduating he was hired as a staff member in this institution.
Rojas is currently part of the Faculty at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.
Before moving to the US, Rojas studied jazz performance in 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. Besides his studies he was working with acclaimed Venezuelan musicians . Rojas mentor’s from Venezuela were: Vladimir Quintero, Diego Maldonado and Willy Diaz.
“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.
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