Independent

Abraham Juarez

About

Paiste Artist Since
February 2010

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Independent
Educator/Session Artist

Abraham Juarez

Setup

Abraham Juarez

Cymbals listed from left to right

14" Signature Dark Energy Hats Mark I
18" Signature Dark Energy Crash Mark I
8" Signature Dark Energy Splash Mark I
22" Signature Dark Energy Ride Mark I
22" Signature Traditionals Medium Light Swish (discontinued)

Videos & Pics

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Biography

Abraham was born in Mexico City and raised in San Luis Potosi, S.L.P. where he developed as a Drummer, Percussionist, Musical Manager and Teacher. In 1988 he had his first experiences as a Drummer. The first genre that he developed was Rock. He began to explore the world of Latin Rhythms and Jazz. Upon moving to Los Angeles, CA he studied with the World-Famous Latin-Jazz teacher Rudy Regalado. He culminated his studies in the prestigious LAMA - Los Angeles Academy. Some of his teachers included Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey and Mike Shapiro. Throughout his career he has played and worked on many distinct projects as well as his experience teaching drums in Los Angeles. He has also begun to enter the world of production. He is currently working as a session musician, a drum teacher and plays live for various talent including GABBY VILLANUEVA - nominated for a American Grammy for New Latin-pop artist of 2008. NOELIA 2009 tour, latin pop artist CARLOS BAUTE, with Reginal Mexican artist GRACIELA BELTRAN on her tour for a long time and among others. He is currently working on his personal project. A fusion of musical styles and at the same time Mixed with video that transmits the emotions of the music of its own inspiration.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Full, wet with a brittle, trashy side. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft and very responsive, giving feel with a short, exploding sparkly splash character. Very well suited for dynamic effect accents in many musical styles. Also, well suited for hand playing in percussive set-ups.

  • Sounds