Roberto Santamaria Band
Born in La Habana / Cuba
Percussion teachers of Roberto Santamaria were the famous Cuban conga players Mongo Santamaria (his uncle), Chapotin and Oscar Valdez.
In the 90ies he played in various bands in La Habana and in Dubai
Since 2000 he is a teacher of afrocuban percussion; percussionist from Italy, Japan, Canada, Germany have learned afrocuban rhythms with Roberto
2003 report in Meinl catalogue about his uncle Mongo Santamaria; Roberto has signed with Meinl Percussion Company
2005 he has started with his own "Roberto Santamaria Band"
2006 tribute concert “Mongo, el cubano” to Mongo Santamaria, Habana Jazz Cafe
2007 percussion show in Habana Festival International del Tambor
2007 CD "Cuba Fiebre", recorded in La Habana
2008 Jazz&Classic Festival, Germany
2009 Percussion Festivals in Germany and Austria – Munich, Tübingen, Reutlingen, Salzburg
2010 Opening Concert for Festival Cuba Disco in tribute to Celina Gonzalez, the queen of Cuban country music, La Habana, Teatro Americano – by the order of the President of the Festival “Cuba Disco”
2010 certification of the conference about Cuban percussion in the Jazz Festival, signed by Chu Chu Valdez
2010 CD „Alma de Cuba“ with Funkband “6ix Toys” from Liverpool, feat. Roberto Santamaria and Greta Svabo Bech
2010 Tour in Germany / Concerts with Joe Gallardo (trombone), Orlando „CubaJazz“Sanchez (Piano, Tenor Sax, Clarinet) Soto, Dizzy Krisch (vibraphone)
2011 Album „Todo en Salsa“, recorded in Cuba, with Orlando Sanchez Soto, Danae Blanco, Miguel Rodriguez, Tonatiu Zardon
2011 he has moved to Germany
2011 Afro-Caribic Festival in Bayreuth / Salsa-Tour in South Germany with Rodrigo Villalon (Drums), Juan Camilo Villa (Bass), Ricardo Alvarez (Piano), Orlando Sanchez Soto (Sax), Danae Blanco (vocals), Dizzy Krisch (vibraphone)
2011/12 Shanghai, Roberto Santamaria and his CubaJazz Band in the House of Blues and Jazz, the first Shanghai Jazz Club on the Bund
2012 Germany, concerts with Hector Martignon (piano) and Joe Gallardo (brass)
Professional Series Congas 11"
Professional Series Congas 11 3/4"
Professional Series Congas 12 1/2"
Hand Cowbells 8.15"
Marathon® Designer Series Congas 11"
Marathon® Designer Series Congas 11 3/4"
Marathon® Designer Series Congas 12 1/2"
Artist Series Congas (Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria) 11"
Artist Series Congas (Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria) 11 3/4"
Artist Series Congas (Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria) 12 1/2"
Marathon® Series Timbales (patented) 14"&15"
RAPC (Radial Ply Construction) Bongos (patented in Germany) 6 3/4" & 8"
Freeride Series WB500 Woodcraft Bongos (patented in Germany) 7" & 9"
Batas 6 3/4" Iya
Professional African Style Djembes 12"