November 27, 2015
Walfredo "Wally" Reyes, Jr. is a Cuban American expert in drum set and auxiliary percussion, a music educator, and a clinician. He has performed with many jazz, Latin, World music, World fusion, Afro-Cuban, and rock bands as a touring, session recording, and full-time player. Reyes is known for his fusion of many of the world's percussion techniques, including the ability to play a drum set with his hands in addition to the traditional use of drumsticks, whereby it is said that he can "sound like a drummer and a percussionist at the same time". He is well known for having been a long-term member of Santana, and for being the newest member of Chicago. He has also played with Steve Winwood, Jackson Browne, Boz Scaggs, Gloria Estefan, Robbie Robertson, and Mickey Hart.