Alejandro Zon

Alejandro Zon

Alejandro Zon.

Drummer, drum teacher.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Playing drums since age 12, Alejandro quickly started playing with local bands in the Hard Rock / Heavy metal scene in Buenos Aires, touring nationally. At age 20 he got called to play for the internationally acclaimed band Rata Blanca, touring all over Latin America.

From there started a session career both live and in studio that led him to play a wide diversity of genres and working with a large array of artists including Diego Torres, Jesse & Joy, Pablo Olivares, Airbag and many more. Fast forward to today, he is proudly endorsed by ddrum and Luna Percussion.

He also does drum recording engineering in various recording studios. Has his own private recording studio in Miami, FL where he records drum tracks for different projects from various parts of the world.

With more than more than 10 years experience as a drum teacher, private as well as music academies, Alejandro enjoys teaching music to all.

1. Where are you from and where do you currently reside?

I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and lived there for 28 years. I'm currently residing in Miami, FL.

2. What musical influences did you have while you were growing up?

Lots of different genres from Funk, to Heavy Metal, Pop, Funk, Country, Blues, Latin... I'm still the same way today; I like music in every way.

3. Was there a moment in time when you decided "this is what I want to do for the rest of my life"?

The first times I played live probably. It just felt right, like everything made sense.

4. Tell us about your background playing percussion.

Being primarily a drum set player, it started as a secondary thing, mostly recording tambourines, shakers and that kind of "background" rhythms, but then I got more interested in the very wide sound palette you can get from percussion instruments, which aren't usually available in a drum set.

5. What attracted you to Luna Percussion? How would you describe your experience with the Cajon?

I really like the drive of a relatively new company as Luna (as far as percussion goes), and since the very first time they treated me like a friend and listened to everything I had to say. So that kind of welcoming feeling, as opposed to feeling like a customer is great to find. The Cajon is great; I've used it on lots of acoustic and intimate gigs and it's always fun. The Luna Cajon small and lightweight, but still carries a big sound. Plus set up and tear down takes a few seconds... What's not to love there??

6. What advice would you give aspiring percussion players and drummers?

Practice a lot, ask a lot, listen to everything, and watch how every person has their own unique way of playing music. Trust your ears and your body. If it sounds good to you, go ahead with it. If something hurts, STOP! Playing music shouldn't ever hurt. It's ok to be tired, exhausted but pain means you're doing something technically wrong.

7. What role does music play in your life and what helps spark your creativity?

Music is a giant part of my life, being one of the things I enjoy the most, as well as (luckily) being my job. I think music plays a really big part in everyone's life, with most people not even being aware of that. I get inspired by different situations, from listening to something new and exciting to things that you feel in your everyday life. Some people might go for a run when they're angry or frustrated; others like to dance when they're happy. I like to play.

8. What's on the horizon for you?

There are a lot of things coming soon! I am doing lots of shows with different artists, I've finished my studio for recording remotely so I've been laying tracks for people from different parts of the world, I'm teaching, I'm doing some production, a little bit of everything.

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