Musician Victor Rendón will perform with The NSU Jazz Orchestra Monday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. Galindo Rodriguez will conduct the Jazz Orchestra.
The orchestra will perform “Portrait of Louis Armstrong” by Duke Ellington and transcribed by David Berger, “New Suit for Zoot” by Les Hooper, “Just a Pretty Little Thing” by Tom Kubis,” “Latin Dream” by Joe d’Etienne, “Café Sin Leche” by Rendón and arranged by Joe Mannozzi , “One Mint Julep” by R. Toomes and arranged by Rendón, and “Blue Mambo” and “True Flight” by Rendón and arranged by Mannozzi and Rendón.
Rendón, a drummer/percussionist/educator/composer/arranger is a sought after New York City musician who has worked with Mongo Santamaria, Chico O’Farrill, Carlos “Patato” Valdés, Ray Santos, Grupo Caribe, The Latin Jazz Coalition, The “New” Xavier Cugat Orchestra, Los Más Valientes, Grupo Latin Vibe, Rudy Calzado’s Cubarama, Henry Brun and the Latin Playerz, and many others. He currently performs with the acclaimed salsa group, Grupo Latin Vibe as well as his own group, Blue Mambo. Rendón is also author of “The Art of Playing Timbales” published by Music in Motion Films and currently teaches at Lehman College in the Bronx, where he co-leads the Latin Jazz Ensemble with his long-time colleague, Armando Rodriguez.
As an author/transcriber, Rendon’s work has appeared in Modern Drummer, DRUM!, Percussive Notes, Drumfiles, DCI Music Video, RRR Education Newsletter (Reading-Writing-Rhythm) by LP, and Warner Bros. Publications. He is author of “The Art of Playing Timbales” published by Music in Motion Films and is former publisher of his own semi-annual magazine called the Latin Percussionist.
As an educator, Rendón currently conducts the Latin Jazz Ensemble at Lehman College. He holds a Bachelor of Music from The University of North Texas and has taught instrumental music and Latin percussion classes in the New York Public School system and at the Boy’s Harbor Performing Arts Center. He has also conducted clinics/workshops for the Department of Education in New York City, PASIC 2000 (Percussive Arts Society International Convention), KOSA NYC, Global Praise at Princeton University and the Eddie Ming Drum School in Bermuda.