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Yayo Morales

Yayo Morales

Independent

EDUCATION

2012 EMMEN Diploma (European Professional Music Qualification) Jazz Specialty. Brussels,
Belgium.
1990 – 1994 Music Diploma: Drums, Harmony.
Superior studies in Arrangements and Composition. E.M.C (Escuela de
Musica Creativa) Madrid, Spain.
Superior degree in Composition. E.M.C (Escuela de Musica Creativa) Madrid, Spain.
1983 – 1989 Superior Studies in Percussion & Drums, National Conservatoire of Bolivia

RECORDING HIGHLIGHTS/SESSION WORK

(over sixty albums recorded)

2019 Drums and Percussion recording for composer Tree Adams for TV Shows “NCIS New Orleans” and “The 100”
2019 Mikole E Kaar: Turning East. Feat. Henry “The Skipper” Franklin (Bass), Sam Hirsh (Piano) And Mike Kaar (T. Sax).
2018 System VI: Systematic. Feat. Benn Clatworthy, Ron Stout, Joey Sellers, Bryan Velasco, Bruce Lett, L.A – USA (Jazz)
2018 Clatworthy-Lett-Morales: Eight By Three. Feat. Benn Clatworthy and Bruce Lett, L.A – USA (Jazz)
2017 Los Angeles Jazz Machine: Bolivian Odyssey. Feat. Henry ‘The Skipper’ Franklin, Benn Clatworthy and Sam Hirsh, L.A – USA (Jazz)
2015 Yayo Morales Trio: Los Andes Jazz Project 2. Feat. Scott Ambush (Spyro Gyra) and German Kucich. The Carriage House, New York City – USA (Latin – Bolivian - Jazz).
2012 Pato Munoz: Todos Los Barrios. Feat. Pato Munoz, Patxi Pascual, Alfredo Chacon, etc. Madrid – Spain (Latin Jazz).
2011 Peter Materna Trio: The Dancer. Feat. Peter Materna and Henning Sieverts, Cologne – Germany (Jazz).
2009 Musical Enamorados Anonimos. Produced by Javier Limon (Paco de Lucia). Feat. Roman Feliu, Marcelo Fuentes, Bandolero, Jose Manuel Leon, etc. Madrid – Spain (Latin Jazz – Flamenco).
2005 Diego El Cigala: Undebel. Feat. Tomatito, Javier Colina, Montoyita, Israel “Piraña” Suarez, Ramon el Portugues, etc. Madrid – Spain (Flamenco).
2007 Yayo Morales: Los Andes Jazz Project. Feat. Jerry Gonzalez, Caramelo Masso, Bob Sands, Bobby Martinez, etc. Madrid – Spain (Latin – Bolivian – Jazz).
2002 La Calle Caliente: Mozambique Soul. Feat. Miguel Blanco, Manuel Machado, Pepe Rivero, Norman Hogue, etc. Madrid – Spain (Latin Jazz).
2002 La Barberia del Sur: Paquete y Negri. Feat. Juan Jose Suarez, Enrique Heredia, Remedios Amaya, Armando Manzanero, Carles Benavent, etc. Madrid – Spain (Flamenco – Pop)
2002 Antonio Flores: Cosas Tuyas. Feat. Antonio Carmona, Manolo Tena, etc. Madrid – Spain (Flamenco – Big Band).
2000 La Calle Caliente: Latin Jazz Band. Feat. Antonio Serrano, Miguel Blanco, Jorge Pardo, Vicente Borland, etc. Madrid – Spain (Latin Jazz).
1999 El Potito: El Ultimo Cantaor. Feat. Juan Jose Suarez “Paquete”, Josemi Carmona, Juan Habichuela, Estrella Morente, etc. Madrid – Spain (Flamenco)
1997 La Barberia del Sur: Algo Pa Nosotros. Feat. Jorge Pardo, Carles Benavent, Chano Dominguez, Jordi Rossy, etc. Madrid – Spain (Flamenco – Jazz)

PERFORMANCE

1990 – Present date: Freelance drummer/band leader. Vast experience playing styles ranging from Jazz, Latin Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Flamenco, to Pop and Rock, performing throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America. Playing and touring with bands and musicians such as:

• Henry (The Skipper) Franklin
• Bobby Bradford
• Azar Lawrence
• Teodross Avery
• Theo Saunders
• Benn Clatworthy
• Putter Smith
• Steve Cotter
• Rita Marley
• La Calle Caliente
• Jorge Pardo
• Carles Benavent
• Chano Dominguez
• Tomatito
• Enrique Morente
• System VI
• La Barbería del Sur
• Peter Materna Trio
• La Quinta Estacion
• Javier Malosetti
• Christian Galvez
• Ramon el Portugues
• Javier Limon (Paco de Lucia)
• Javier Colina
• Manuel Machado
• Israel Suarez ‘Piraña’
• Scott Ambush (Spyro Gyra)
• Juan Munguia (Irakere)
• Sam Hirsh
• Bruce Lett
• Dee Dee McNeil
• Holly Hoffmann
• Jerry Gonzalez
• Joey Sellers
• Dough Web
• Ron Stout, to name only a few.
• Present day, Yayo is the official drummer for the Azar Lawrence Experience.

EDUCATOR

2013 – 2015 Invited by the Bolivian National Department of Education to design and implement the
new Drum program for Jazz Majors at the National Conservatoire of Music. This program is used as the standard model for all national drum programs of a graduate level throughout Bolivia.
Duties involved.
• Curriculum design.
• Curriculum implementation.
• Staff training.

July – 2006 Invited by MAPEX drums and JU Percussion Group to give a series of ten Master Classes
for the Taipei International Percussion Summer Camp (TIPSC) at the Taipei’s National
University of Arts. As a Mapex artist/teacher.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013 – 2015 Jazz Drumming at National Conservatoire of Music, La Paz – Bolivia .
2013 – 2015 Music technology at National Conservatoire of Music, La Paz – Bolivia
2013 – 2015 Professor of Composition and Arranging at University of Saint Andrews (UMSA), La Paz
– Bolivia, included extensive curriculum planning and examination process,
individualised for each student.
2013 – 2015 Professor of Drums at University of Saint Andrews (UMSA), La Paz – Bolivia, included
extensive curriculum planning and examination process, individualised for each
student.
1994 – 2013 Drum Set at E.M.C (Escuela de Musica Creativa) Madrid – Spain.
1994 – 2013 Jazz Ensemble at E.M.C (Escuela de Musica Creativa) Madrid – Spain.
1994 – 2013 Rhythm and Ear Training at E.M.C (Escuela de Musica Creativa) Madrid – Spain.
1992 – 1996 Teacher of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music of London, giving
percussion classes at Kensington School and E.M.C. Madrid – Spain.

My Soultone Set: 

21" Natural Crash / Ride
18" Natural Crash
18" FXO 12J
15" Natural Hi Hats

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