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Carlos took a stroll down memory lane to the place where his drumming days really began

Carlos Solorzano is a professional drummer & composer from Southern Arizona who is available for drumming services & music placements for film, television & video games. He writes original instrumental compositions from tribal drumming compositions, acoustic guitar selections, thematic & mood selections as well as heavier rock/fusion selections. His work has been featured on numerous television shows around the world including:


·       Law and Order Special Victims Unit: Shattered & Retro

·       America’s Top Model: Welcome to New Zealand & Big Hair Day

·       Behind the Music: Ricky Martin

·       Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

·       72 Dangerous Animals - Asia - Big! Banded! Billed!  

·       Swarovski Optiks Quests

·       Live: With Regis & Kathie Lee (2/20/2012)

·       Mapping the World (BBC)

·       Maps: Power, Plunder & Possession: Windows on the World (BBC)

·       Rhys to the Rescue (BBC)

·       Viva Hollywood (MTV Network)

·       Weekly with Ed Gordon

·       Sunday Best on BET

·       The Big Party & E! News Live on E! Entertainment Television's

·       A Harey Hatsiltsul (Israeli Television)

·       New Moon (Mexican Television)

·       Thalassa 2: Teo Di La Flota Enfosada Reco (Spanish Television)

·       Steelroots Classics

His compositions have also earned him multiple ASCAPLUS songwriting awards and grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Arts Foundation for Tucson & Southern Arizona. He also has numerous solo releases available on various streaming outlets.

He also has a solo drumming act where he orchestrates world rhythms around the American drum set in order to imitate the sound of a percussion combo. He has appeared as a solo performer and in Master Class settings all over Arizona and California. Such venues include:


·       Music Instrument Museum

·       Tucson Morning Blend Television Show

·       Live on KXCI Radio

·       Motherland Music

·       AFASA African Festival

·       Kino Memorial Stadium

·       Arizona Black Film Showcase

·       Pima Community College

·       Los Angeles Harbor College

·       Instrumental Music Center

·       Saint Rocke

·       Club Congress

·       Tucson Convention Center

·       Phoenix Convention Center

·       Tucson Children's Museum.

He performs regularly in the Tucson music scene in working bands (Country, Top 40, Blues, Jazz/Fusion, etc.), Musical Theater, Faith Based & World Beat scenes and is on call for session work at multiple locations in Southern Arizona.

Carlos has been featured both as a performer and writer from DRUM! Magazine and is currently writing a monthly feature titled "The Desert Drummer on all things Drumming" for the Independent Music Show Magazine." He is endorsed by and proudly uses: Soultone Cymbals, Hansenfutz Pedals, Drum Dots & Ahead Sticks & Accessories.


His current projects include writing more music for film television & video games while preparing to launch a series of instructional videos on his YouTube channel that will feature exercises from his first drumming book as well as many of his drum set concepts. 

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