Abelardo Bolaño

Sifting

Abelardo Bolaño

Rock, metal, pop, jazz, afro-caribbean and Venezuelan music drummer, percussionist and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, California.

Currently working as drummer of the progressive rock metal band Sifting.

Born in 1987 in Caracas, Venezuela. Abelardo started playing drums and percussion at the age of 11 in the city of Barcelona, Venezuela. Soon after, he joins the percussion line of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Barcelona. When he was 15, he started playing in school bands and local bands performing several styles like Reggae, Ska and Latin-Caribbean music.

After high school, he moved to Caracas and enrolled at Universidad de las Artes. After obtaining the degree of Jazz Drums in 2014, he participated in multiple recordings, concerts and festivals throughout United States and other countries such as Canada, Venezuela and Paraguay.

Abelardo has performed with Martin Bejerano, Pablo Gil, Gerry Weil, Victor Morles Natural, Cosaspasaran, Pepperland, Luca Vincenzetti Trio, Mark Brown Jazz Quartet, Pedro Barboza Quartet, El Gran Tombo, Alo Flamenko, Laura Guevara, Rock and MAU (Movida Acustica Urbana), Prisca Davila, Hana Kobayashi, Liana Malva, Jorge Torres Trio, Constanza Liz, Alvaro Falcón, Carlos Sanoja, Gonzalo Micó, Laurent Lecuyer among others. He is also recognized for his teaching work. He worked at two of the largest music schools in Venezuela, the “Taller de Jazz Caracas” and the “Escuela Itinerante de la Musica" as drummer instructor.

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