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Willy Calderon

The LA Impromptu Orchestra, Bruno Mars, Fruko y sus Tesos
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Born in Cartagena, Colombia, Willy came from a musical family and was raised in Los Angeles by his mother, Jeanine Rosales. Studying the art of music since infancy, he was playing professionally by the early age of 13. Specializing as a percussionist, Calderon is also professionally proficient on piano and bass.

Calderon has performed and traveled the world with world-class Latin and Pop artists such as Grupo Niche, Sublime (w/Rome), Guayacán Orquesta, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sheila E., Luis Conte, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Fruko y Sus Tesos, Chick Corea, Silvestre Dangond, and most recently, Bruno Mars.

Calderon also participated in production for master film composer Hans Zimmer in the final installment of the Batman trilogy, "The Dark Knight Rises." In June of 2013, Willy scored two video game trailers for Nintendo Inc. He joined the Gon Bops Percussion family as an artist in 2014. ''

Known For:

MTV Featured Artist | Willy Calderon

The Dark Knight Rises Soundtrack | Score Editing

Nintendo Official Trailer Scoring | "Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask"

2012 Grammy Award Winner | Percussionist & Producer

Gon Bops Percussion Endorser | Artist

Social Awareness On Child Abuse | "Gabriel's Song"