Nestor Torres

Reinaldo Monroig Tavarez

About

Paiste Artist Since
August 2009

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Nestor Torres
Jorge Garcia Fusion Band

Other Affiliation
Independent

Website
reymonroig.com

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Reinaldo Monroig Tavarez

Setup

Reinaldo Monroig Tavarez

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Masters Dark Hi-Hat
21" Signature Dark Energy Light Dark Ride Mark I (discontinued)
22" Masters Dark Ride
18" Signature Dark Energy Crash Mark I

Videos & Pics

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Biography

Puerto Rican drummer Rey Monroig is one of the most in demand drummers in Miami. Rey is part of the band of the grammy award winner Nestor Torres, Othello Molineaux (jazz Legend) & Jorge Garcia fusion project. He also teaches at Miami Music Ministries (miamimusicministries.org) & online drum lessons. Rey began playing drums at the age of nine. Playing along to trash metal records was his first learning tool. Soon after that, he discovered jazz fusion artists such as Allan Holdsworth, Gary Husband, and the great Tony Williams. Rey began formal training with Professor Tony Sanchez at the Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico. He also attended the"Berkley in Puerto Rico" program where he had the chance to study privately with JohnRamsay, Ron Savage and Casey Scheurell. In the Miami area, Monroig has built a strong recording career in local studios. Some of the places he has toured include Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, North and South America. He has gained experience in a wide variety of styles like pop, rock, gospel, Latin Jazz, swing, and more.Rey has played live , toured and recorded with many local and international artists, Nestor Torres, Richie Cole, Dave Liebman, Tito Puente (timbale legend), Federico Britos, Jose Feliciano (Singer), Dave Valentin (flute), Roberto Perera,Cachao (bass legend), Papo Luca, Gloria Estefan, Christian Castro, Viva Nativa (Latin rock band), Patato Valdes, Giovanni Hidalgo, Ralf Irizarri, Francisco Cespedes, Jerry Gonzalez, Talia, Paulina Rubio and many more...

Setup Cymbals

  • 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: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.

  • Sounds