Award Winning Percussionist and MDCPS Instructor, Joe Collado was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and of Puerto Rican parents. As a recording Artist, he has always tribute his musical style and his now 5 successful Cd's to both his life experiences and his musical upbringing. Originally a Motown lover and then personally witnessing and idolizing the Fania Salsa era musical groups and Superstar pioneers in Latin Rock such as Santana, Malo, Chicago, BeeGees, Micheal Jackson, Genesis, Motown Artists and others in NYC venues gave him a heart-full desire to express all those influences thru his early instrumental training and playing style. Joe contributes his life changing successes during the time when he relocated to Miami, FL from the turmoil streets of Brooklyn, NY.  He was then able to better himself personally and professionally toward a renewed lifetime of goals using his Multi God given talents. Musically, joining forces with the fame underground Angel Canales Orchestra powered his path. Some of Joe's resume includes performance with the likes of Latin Superstars Giovanni Hildalgo, Herman Olivera (Eddie Palmieri/singer) Henry Fiol, Tito Puente Jr, Jose Fajardo jr, Frankie Ruiz jr etc...  Joe was also awarded the Best Percussionist in Miami in 2009, before his debut Cd called "Solo Joe". Since then four additional and very successful original Latin Groove Style Cds have been released along with the success of his personal group, "LATIN GROOVE PROJECT". as well as his own Santana Tribute Band (Smooth STB)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


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