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Alex Acuna

Alex Acuna

Alex Acuna


Born in Pativilca, Peru, 100 miles north of Lima, Alex Acuña was born into a musical family that inspired him and helped shape him as a musician. His father and five brothers were all musicians and Alex taught himself how to play the drums from the age of four. By the time Alex turned ten, he was already playing in local bands. As a teenager, he moved to Lima and became one of Peru's most accomplished session drummers, performing on many recording projects for artists, as well as film and television productions.

His countless album credits include such diverse artist as U2, Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, Yellowjackets, Chick Corea, Plácido Domingo, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul and many more.

Alex has also performed live with the likes of Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, Antônio Carlos Jobim, The Gipsy Kings, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and Tito Puente, to name a few. Additionally, Alex has recorded film scores under the direction of Dave Grusin, Alan Silvestri, Michel Legrand, Bill Conti, Michel Colombier, John Williams and many others.musical expression on top of this he’s also a Grammy Award Winning musician and producer.

 Alex will make his debut performance at this year’s AUDW at 4:00pm on Sunday 26th August. 


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