Jim Polanco

Farruko

Jim Polanco

About

Paiste Artist Since
March 2018

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Farruko

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Biography

Jim Polanco was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic but was raised in Dorado, Puerto Rico. He started playing the drums at the age of 14 when his father, Martin Polanco (Musician/Guitarist), bought him his first Premium Percussion Drum set. After a lot of practice, he started playing many shows with punk rock bands. In 2005 he played a big event in Puerto Rico called “Las Justas” where he shared the stage with big bands from Puerto Rico such as Circo, Los Rufianes, Yerba Mala, etc. In 2008, he started making videos on youtube and gaining followers. He played with cover bands that shared the stage with latin artists such as: La Secta, Los Rabanes, Genitallica, Vico C, Yowell y Randy, Cultura Profetica, Cosculluela, Siete, and other big latin artists in the industry at that time. Many drummers have served as an inspiration for Jim Polanco, for example Tony Royster Jr., Ronald Bruner Jr., Eric Moore, Travis Barker, Carter Beau ford, Dango, Jordan Burns, Josh Manuel, Thomas Pridgen, Mike Jiménez,Matt Garstka, Luke Holland and Chris Coleman. Jim takes influence from different styles of music, such as: Rock, Funk, Punk, Boss nova, Merengue, Bachata, Latin jazz, Techno, Reggae, Ska, Electronic, Reggaetón, among others. Back then Jim gained experience playing different genres of music because of the different gigs’ demands. In 2017 he joined the local puertorican band Algarete. His talent and trajectory has taken him to be now the official drummer of Farruko; Latin Grammy, Latin Billboard and Premios Lo Nuestro winner. Farruko has nearly 12 million monthly listeners and is ranked as 140th most popular artist in the world on Spotify. With Farruko Jim has played in different parts of the world such as Colombia, Perú, Chile, USA, Europe, Israel etc... He played in major events and festival such as Calibash Las Vegas, Megamescla Fest., Festival Presidente in Dominican Republic and has been in famous stages such as: Movistar Arena - Santiago, Chile, American Airlines Arena - Miami, FL, Madison Square Garden - NYC, NY, Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA, Palacio de los Deportes - DF Mexico, Prudential Center - Newark, NJ, Stadium Luna Park - Argentina, and Menora Arena - Tel Aviv, Israel. He’s also shared the stage with major artist such as Ricky Martin, JLo, Fat Joe, Don Omar, Prince Royce, Yandel, J Balvin, Maluma, Gente de Zona, Ozuna,etc..