Jose “Pepe” Jimenez
COUNTRY: United States
Jose “Pepe” Jimenez has played drums professionally since the age of 16 and is known for his versatility in different musical styles. He is a product of the Escuela Libre De Musica (Puerto Rico Performing Arts School), Musicians Institute and Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music.
Pepe has played with Luis Fonsi, El Reencuentro, Giovanni Hidalgo, Jerry Gonzales, Mark Anthony, Olga Tanon, Elvis Crespo, Luis Perico Ortiz, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Jerry Rivera, and The Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, to name but a few.
Recordings include Ricardo Arjona, Olga Tanon, Armando Manzanero, Elvis Crespo, Ilan Chester, and Glenn Monroig, among others.
Since moving to Las Vegas in 2002, Pepe has worked in various production shows and bands including Storm, Mamma Mia, Cirque du Soleil Zumanity and Criss Angel Believe, Disney The Lion King,Taylor Hicks, Latin Grammy Awards and Nascar Awards.
Currently is playing with Santana, Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns and also on his solo project.
Q & A
BORN IN: San Juan, Puerto Rico
LIVES IN: Las Vegas, Nevada
DRUMMING SINCE: 1980
CURRENT BAND/PROJECT(S): Santana / Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns
BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S): Musical drummers and percussionists
FAVORITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: All of them
FAVORITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: Steps Ahead , Steps Ahead
CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Playing with Santana
FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL: 22″ Artisan Medium Ride