De Jesus Reynaldo

Reinaldo De Jesus was born in SanJuan, Puerto Rico. He is a world-class percussionist who has being performing for 20 years. At the age of ten he started on the drum set and right then he knew that he was going to pursue a music career. Having been inspired by the teachings and encouragement of great Puerto Rican conga players like Giovanni Hidalgo, Ray Barreto, Angel ‘Cachete” Maldonado, Anthony Carrillo, Richie Flores and Paoli Mejias. Reinaldo committed to a daily arduous self-thought discipline of practice to achieve good technique and sound on his conga playing. Then in 1990, he was admitted to the Escuela Libre De Musica in Hato Rey, P.R. where he expanded his music comprehension and theory and ear training. Also he and other students founded the youngest salsa group at that time called, Revolucion Latina.