Walfredo De Los Reyes, Sr. is an internationally renowned percussionist and drummer. Besides recording his own albums, he has recorded with artists in both Cuba and the United States such as Tito Puente, Rolando La Serie, Louie Bellson, Cachao, Alex Acuna, Tito Rodriquez, Chico O’Farrill, Jose Fajardo, Linda Ronstadt, and Steve Winwood.
Performing in Las Vegas for many years, Walfredo Sr. backed up performers Milton Berle, Wayne Newton, Tony Bennett, George Burns, Sammy Davis Jr., Robert Goulet, Rich Little, Bernadette Peters, Rita Moreno, Juliet Prowse, Ben Vereen, and Dionne Warwick, to name a few.
Walfredo, Sr. is one of Cuba’s most influential drummers and one of the pioneers to play both percussion and drumset simultaneously. His diverse background and experience make him one of the most in-demand clinicians and educators in the country today. Walfredo has received recognition/awards including: The Modern Drummer Festival 2005, Sabian Artist Lifetime Achievement Award 2006 (presented by Robert Zildjian), SFjazz, and Drum Magazine Clinician of the Year 2014