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Yayo Morales

Los Andes Jazz Project


With MEINL since:



July 09, 1967

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

La Paz, Bolivia

Currently living in:

Madrid, Spain

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Dark Hihat 14"

Drumming since:

I was 12

Car that you currently drive:

I try not to

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Writing songs and producing music in my studio

Favorite Food:

Mexican, Thai and other spicy food

Favorite Drink:

Scottish Whiskey



Highlight of your career so far:

Finishing my first CD "Los Andes Jazz Project" featuring Jerry Gonzales, Bob Sands, Miguel Blanco, Caramelo Masso, Manuel Machado, etc. I have received very good reviews and an extensive article in the second volume of History of the Latin Jazz "Carambola" by he author Luc Delannoy

Drumming strengths:

Polyrhythms and fusion styles.

Drumming means to me:

The best way to express myself without using a spoken word. Also a very cool way to earn money for a living.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Never give up...No matter what other people say.

How would you describe yourself:

I am more a musician than a drummer.

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

I think I'd better look into the future.