Eddy Garcia

Latin Percussionist
Merengue :: Salsa :: Latin Jazz

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Who Is He?


"When you're born into a musical Puerto Rican family, you play music!"

Eddy is a graduate of the Talent Unlimited High School for the Performing Arts in Manhattan (featured in the movie and TV show "Fame"). While in New York, he performed with various artists in R&B and Latin music, including Desiree Coleman, Sandy Reyes and Freddy Kenton.

An authentic, talented player with a deep understanding of Latin music and its roots, he has performed with top Latin groups including Sergio George's DLG (Dark Latin Groove), and artists including Lissette Melendez, Ricardo Arjona and Celia Cruz, and toured with Grammy-winning artists including Olga Tañón and Elvis Crespo.

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Today Eddy lives in Mid-Michigan with his family and continues to look for new challenges in performance and Music Production. While in Michigan, Eddy has played and/or recorded with Robert Bradley, Frank Mccomb, Sy Smith, Althea Rene, and most recently with Randy Scott.

Eddy enjoys playing many styles including Pop, R&B, Soul, Blues, Jazz, African, Brazilian, Jam Band, Funk, Fusion, & Latin Music.

Eddy Proudly Endorses Pearl Percussion

Olga Tanon

From 1992 to 1996, Eddy played percussion and acted as Olga's road manager.

Dark Latin Groove

In DLG's early days, Eddy played drumset and percussion for several tours and shows.

Elvis Crespo

From 1999 to 2001, Eddy toured exclusively with Elvis Crespo to many countries and thoughout Puerto Rico.

Concert Setup

This U-shaped configuration allows me to move freely between combining and switching from stick grooves to hand patterns.

Eddy plays Pearl Percussion

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Eddy proudly endorses Pearl Percussion

His Setup

Hand Drum Setup

Hand Drums & Cymbals

Eddy uses Pearl hand drums and timbales
and Cymbals by Dream.

Hand Percussion Setup

Minor Percussion & Electronics

Eddy uses a variety of hand percussion on a Pearl Percussion Table and a Roland Multi-pad.

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