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Frank Colón is a Grammy-winning American musician and specialist in Latin-Caribbean, Brazilian, and World percussion instruments, including congas, bongos, timbales, bata drums, shekere, cuica, berimbau, and tabla drums, among others.


As a young player in NYC's jazz scene, he launched his career performing with Walter Booker, Chet Baker, Jaco Pastorious, Michel Camilo, and African master drummer Babatunde Olatunji. He quickly rose to perform and record with Gato Barbieri, Harry Belafonte, Tania Maria, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, and Weather Report.


In Brazil, Frank has also performed and recorded with Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil, Ed Motta, João Bosco, Emílio Santiago, Wagner Tiso, Ney Matogrosso, Elba Ramalho, Marina Lima, RPM, João Donato, Toninho Horta, Roberto Menescal, and Marcos Valle.

As a sideman with the Manhattan Transfer for 12 years, he collaborated with his creative sound for two Grammy awards. In 1988 he was voted as one of the top three "Most Influential Percussionists of the Year" by the readers of Modern Drummer Magazine!

A few of Frank's other collaborations in performances, TV specials, DVDs, and CD recordings include Aretha Franklin, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, George Clinton, Gato Barbieri,  Mary J. Blige, George Benson, Thalia,  Chaka Khan, Paquito D'Rivera, Chucho Valdés, Larry Coryell, Billy Taylor, Azymuth, Dianne Reeves, Nestor Torres, and Mickey Hart, among many others.


Frank Colón now shares a bit of his journey through music in this fantastic sample pack containing a bunch of cool grooves and personal percussion effects. Frank's Percussion FX plus Hand Shaker Sample Pack is offered exclusively by Audio Xpression.

Percussion Fx and Hand Shaker

$29.90 Regular Price
$14.95Sale Price
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