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The one common groove I find myself playing on each and every gig is some form of this four-note rhythm.

From the Summer 2018 issue of Drum! magazine. Check out the full lesson at


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Brian Andres is proud to be an official  Artist Endorser for the Canopus Drum Company and a Bosphorus Cymbal Artist

An official  Artist Endorser for the Canopus Drum Company

An official Artist Endorser for the Canopus Drum Company

An official Bosphorus Cymbal Artist

An official Bosphorus Cymbal Artist


Drum Magazine monthly article

Beginning in the October 2017 Issue you can find my monthly "Practice Pad - Afro-Caribbean" article in Drum Magazine!   

acjc perc section films video

 On January 5th the ACJC percussion section; Javier Cabanilas, Omar Ledezma Jr and myself, filmed a video demonstrating some of the rhythms we play on the new record This Could Be That.  We hope to have the video out for…Read more

New ACJC Recording

The New Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel recording is completed! This Could Be That!  Featuring Alex Acuna,
John Santos, Michael Spiro, Venissa Santi, Calixto Oviedo, Louie Romero, Jesus Florido, Mike Andres
and the stellar cast of the ACJC!   Look for it…Read more

new ACJC recording in the works

The Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel are currently wrapping up the recording process for our third album. More modern Latin jazz with special guests such as John Santos, Alex Acuna, Calixto Oviedo, Jesus Florido, Louie Romero, Venissa Santi and more.  Release date…Read more