Joel Mateo

Live & Session Drummer

Joel Mateo is a drummer, percussionist, composer and educator born and raised in Puerto Rico. He began his musical studies at an early age at the Escuela Libre de Música Juan Morell Campos in Ponce, PR. He continued his music studies completing a BA in the Interamerican University in PR and then an MA at the Aaron Copland School of Music in NYC. His musical range has lead him to play live, record and Touring the World with international artists such as Papo Vazquez, Miguel Zenon, Buscabulla, Andy Gonzalez, Chembo Corniel, Steven Kroon, Elio Villafranca, Mitch Frohman, Manuel Valera, Rain Pryor, Vico C,  The Spanish Harlem, Luigie Texidor, Tego Calderon, La Mala Rodriguez, and Paoli Mejias among others. Joel currently resides in New York City where he continues to play, record and travel with different artist and groups. 

Joel Mateo es un baterista, percusionista,Compositor y educador nacido y criado en Puerto Rico. Empezó sus estudios musicales a temprana edad en la escuela libre de música Juan Morell Campos en Ponce, Puerto Rico. El continuo sus estudios completando su bachillerato en la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico y se traslado a la ciudad de Nueva York para completar su maestría en la Aaron Copland School Of Music. Su trayectoria musical le ha permitido tocar y grabar con Artistas tales comoPapo Vazquez, Miguel Zenon, Buscabulla, Andy Gonzalez, Chembo Corniel, Steven Kroon, Elio Villafranca, Mitch Frohman, Manuel Valera, Rain Pryor, Vico C,  The Spanish Harlem, Luigie Texidor, Tego Calderon, La Mala Rodriguez, and Paoli Mejias entre otros. Joel actualmente reside en la ciudad de Nueva York donde continua tocando, grabando y viajando a día distintos lugares del mundo con diferentes artistas y grupos.

 

Photographer: Claudio Marquez