Joel E. Mateo
Joel E. Mateo is a drummer and percussionist born in San Juan, P.R. and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He began his musical studies at an early age at the Escuela Libre de Música Juan Morell Campos in Ponce, PR. He continued his music studies completing a BA in the Interamerican University in PR and then an MA at the Aaron Copland School of Music in NYC. His musical range has lead him to play live and record with international artists such as Papo Vazquez, Miguel Zenon, Manuel Valera, Chembo Corniel, Joel Frahm, Andy Gonzalez, The Spanish Harlem, Pedro Martinez, Luigie Texidor, William Cepeda, Tego Calderon, Anthony Carrillo, The Curtis Brothers, Mitch Frohman, Elio Villafranca, John Benitez, La Mala Rodriguez, and Paoli Mejias among others.