Juan Alamo
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Juan Alamo

Denton, Texas, United States

Denton, Texas, United States
Band Classical Jazz


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"''A gifted performer and musician""

When I first heard Juan Alamo perform on the marimba I knew that Juan was a gifted performer and musician. Now years later, I have had the opportunity to observe Juan's dedication to his art grow. From his solo recitals to his collaborations with marimbist Orlando Cotto, Juan has developed a sensitive approach to any marimba music he performs. This "Marimba Solo" CD captures Juan's true love for the instrument as Juan expressively performs these marimba "standards" in style. Each work is well-crafted and demonstrates Juan's ability to adapt to the personality and the interpretation of the music. His expressive original compositions highlight the CD and showcase Juan's musical creativity. Congratulations to Juan Alamo on this CD, "Marimba Solo."

- Mark Ford- Liner Notes from CD "Remebrance"

""A Consummated Musician""

"Dr. Alamo is a consummate musician with great skills in a plethora of musical settings. He combines absolute technical proficiency with musical expression and a innate understanding of a musical phrase. He is able to adapt to the expectations of various performing opportunities and generes of music with professionalism and accuracy."

Robert Tucker, Deane of Music, Fine Arts at Howard Payne University - Haward Payne University

""Remembrance" is a wonderful recording that captures Juan Alamo's"

"Remembrance" is a wonderful recording that captures Juan Alamo's
fantastic marimba playing and his deep musical understanding of this music.
Juan has a beautiful approach to the concert literature written for
the marimba and this new recording will finally allow his artistry to be
heard and enjoyed by everyone who has not had the great pleasure of
hearing him perform live. Bravo Juan on this significant recording.

- Christopher Deane

""A Virtousic Performance""

"Marimbist Juan Alamo cautivated the audience with his virtuosic and energetic performance, during his performance at the 8th International Marimba Festival" - Mexico City

"Ovacionan a marimbistas"

"La emotivida del doctor en percusiones Juan Alamo cautuvo al publico que lleno la sala del aludido recinto. Su virtuosismo y musicalidad le valio una gran ovacion de parte del publico" - Mauricio Montes Castro

""One of the most talented and inspired musician""

"One of the most talented and inspired musician born and raised in Cidra Puerto Rico, expresses his most passionate talent for classical and latin jazz at the Cultural Center of Cidra Puerto Rico. Breathless!

Angel L. Malave Zayas
Mayor of Cidra Puerto Rico - La Cordillera Central in Puerto Rico


In Motion
Wild Hands
Jazz En La Libre
Traditional Charanga Update



Dr. Juan Alamo - (Marimbist, Vibraphonist, Percussionist, Composer and Educator) Born and raised in Cidra, Puerto Rico. Juan took his first steps towards playing percussion at the age of 6 and began his passion for Marimba at the age of 16. He started his performance experiences playing for Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, San Juan Pops Orchestra and Marimba duo Dos by Two. He was honored with a Magna Cum Laude from the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico in 2001. In the same year he was awarded by the Government of Puerto Rico a scholarship to pursuit his Master Degree in the University of North Texas. Juan decided to further his musical skills studies at the University of North Texas where he obtain his Doctorate in Music Performance with a minor in Jazz and became the first Puerto Rican to obtain a Doctarate Degree in Percussion . Currently Juan is a Professor and the Director of the Percussion Emsemble at the Howard Payne University in Bronwood, Texas.

Dr. Alamo is also the Director and vibes player of his own group LatinVibes
With LatinVibes, Dr. Alamo is being featured in Latin Jazz Festivals, concerts, community events and TV programs in the DFW area. As a Marimba soloist Juan has presented recitals in different areas of United States, Mexico, Argentina and Puerto Rico. Juan has been fetured in TV and Radio shows in Puerto Rico and United States. Also he has performed and shared the stage with renowed artist such as Keiko Abe, William Cahn, Ney Rosauro, Orlando Cotto, Steve Shick, Tito Puente, Arturo Sandoval, John Wooton, Dan Moore, Ted Piltzecker and famous conductors such as Sergiu Comissiona and Krzyszt Penderecki.

Dr. Alamo is an artist/clinician for Encore Mallets Inc. Also Alamo has two keyboard marimba solos published by Innovative Percussion Inc "Remembrance " , "Song For My Mother" and a percussion quartet piece "Etude for Percusion Quartet" published by Drop 6 media. In 2010, Dr. Alamo will be releasing his new marimba method "Music for Four Mallet" A collection of original etudes for beginners and intermediate marimba players. Also his second marimba solo recording will be released in the summer of 2010, featuring original composition and arragements of jazz standars such as Afro Blues Night In Tunissa, Waltz for Debbie and others.

Juan is being featured in the following recordings:

Remembrance(Marimba Solo Debut) to be release in 2007.
The World Is Getting Smaller (Snark Puppy) World Percussion 2007
In Motion (LatinVibes) Latin Jazz 2007
Traditional Charanga Update ( Charanga Sanaritana) Latin-2006
Wild Hands (Dos By Two) Marimba duo 2005
UNT Winds Symphony (Classical) 2003
Nuevas Raices - P.R Folk Music Group 1999
Jazz in la Libre (Latin Jazz Ensemble) 1998