Jhomar medrano

Born in the city of San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic on November 13, 1983. He received training in music theory at the piano school of Genaro Arvelo at the age of 8 years. During his adolescence, he developed an interest in the guitar through which he acquired basic knowledge about harmony.

At a young age learned how to play the saxophone at Bellas Artes, Puerto Plata. Around the age of 16 his curiosity for drums lead him to work with Winston Peña. As he dove deeper into his musical passions he began to play religious music in Christian churches and different events.

In 1998, Medrano’s interest in jazz fusion and improvisation was sparked by jazz fusion albums like the Master Plan album (duet of Dave Weckl and Steve Gadd), Weather Report, Yellow Jackets, Earth, Wind & Fire and others.

He has participated and collaborated with different artists, bands, orchestras and local and international alignments in different musical formats and styles (Jazz, Pop, Blues, Latin, etc) such as Anthony Jefferson, Paul Yee, Dick Lupino, Johannes Linstead, Son + Cristo, Benaías Martínez, Jody Chance, Allison Sade Rivera, Carlos Estrada, Joshy Melo, Abel González, Wellington Fermín, Angel Castillo, José Manuel González, Yuniol Galán, Roberto Santana, Juan Guivin, Andréa Hector Brown, Peter Novelli, Daniel Alvarez, Adrián Castro, and Chris Harper.

In line with his artistic career, he has also collaborated in the field of education and musical instruction for children, adolescents and young people and in workshops and summer camps. Currently teaching drum lessons to children and youth for the Music Academy and also as a music teacher for the Montessori preschool program of The DREAM Project in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.