As a sideman with the Manhattan Transfer vocal band, he collaborated with his creative sound for a few of their Grammy awards and was voted as one of the top three “Most Influential Percussionist of the Year” by the readers of Modern Drummer Magazine!!

Frank has performed with Chet Baker, Jaco Pastorious, Michel Camilo, Babatunde Olatunji, Gato Barbieri, Harry Belafonte, Weather Report, Tania Maria, Flora Purim, and Airto Moreira. Frank has also performed and/or recorded with Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil, João Bosco, Chico Buarque de Holanda, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Ney Matogrosso, Elba Ramalho, Marina, RPM, Wagner Tiso.

Other collaborations in performances, TV specials, DVDs and/or CD recordings include Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, George Clinton, Gato Barbieri, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, George Benson, Paquito D'Rivera, Larry Coryell, Billy Taylor, Azymuth, Dianne Reeves, Nestor Torres, Mickey Hart, Marcos Valle, João Donato, and Gilles Peteraon, and the list goes on...!

Frank has also performed extensively on film soundtracks written and produced by composer/violinist Michael Galasso. He also appears in the musical documentary movie “Calle 54”, directed by Oscar-winner Fernando Trueba. His two albums as a leader are: “Frank Colón -Live at Vartanjazz” and “Latin Wonder”, both of which have received very good critical reviews. He is also featured as principal soloist in a DVD with the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra from Moscow, in a symphony commissioned for him entitled “Adoracion al Ritmo".

Besides show performances, Frank has been conducting percussion clinics and workshops all over the world. His workshops not only explain and demonstrate the technical aspects of drumming but also emphasize the possibilities of extending communication and cultural exchange between all people through the universal language of music.

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A college-graduate with degrees in Political Science, Business Admin., and Visual Communication, Frank is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. He has been conducting percussion clinics and workshops all over the world which not only explain and demonstrate the technical aspects of drumming but also emphasize the possibilities of extending communication and cultural exchange between all people through the universal language of music.

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Frank Colon is a Black Belt Dan 2, Senior Instructor, in Krav Maga Self-Defense (under GM Rhon Mizrachi and Absolute GM Haim Zut), as well as a Tai Chi Instructor, PADI Divemaster, and Author.

Address: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Telephone: +5521.9.7450.2817
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E-mail: frankcolon@gmail.com

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