MINI PLAYER

Tomas Martin Lopez was fortunate to have been surrounded by musical people and in a home where music was abundant. as a teenager in New York he attended East Harlem Music School then met and was mentored by the late Fred Munar, a multi talented percussionist and timbale player for jazz vibraphonist Bobby Paunetto. 

Soon Tomas showed an ability to play several percussion instruments proficiently and started performing with salsa bands in New York City. 

Salsa singer great Tito Allen and Roberto Rodriguez Sr, NY's first tier trumpet player of the Fania All Stars and many historic bands recognized his percussive and vocal talent and encouraged him to sing.

 

Tomas has recorded and performed with Latin and jazz music greats. 

Billy Cobham, Bill O'Connell, Mark Egan, the West Point Jazz Knights,

Louie Ramirez, Ray De La Paz, Lalo Rodriguez, Paquito Guzman, Adalberto Santiago, Felo Berrio, Cheo Feliciano, Ismael Miranda, Azuquita,

Oscar Hernandez, Roland Vazquez, and Orquestra Broadway are examples of a few artists he has played with. He has performed in world renowned venues such as the Village Gate, Madison Square Garden, The Beacon Theater, The Apollo Theater, Palladium, S.O.B.s and at domestic and international venues for the World Salsa Congress. In 2009 Tomas was nominated for a Grammy with The New Swing Sextet. He traveled throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia

 

Tomas' passion for Latin and Brazilian jazz has him moving forward bringing his unique talent as an artist/producer to bring these genres to the public ear.