We sincerely hope you all had a great weekend and Thanks Giving break (for those of you in the U.S. and Puerto Rico). Today I wanted to welcome a new artist to the MEINL percussion family. I'm very proud to welcome Ismel Wignal to the team. Ismel is from Cuba but is currently living in NYC playing and touring.
In his musical career Ismel has been a member of several bands such as Charanga Julio Barcarcel, Ache Junior, Batanga Sonoc, Sr Juaquin Betancourt Jazz Band, Michel Herrera and Joven Jazz Group, Sexto Sentido Quartet, with whom he toured countries such as, USA, Chile, Spain, Denmark, Russia, Germany, France, Portugal, and Chile. He has played at important festivals around the world sharing stages with stars like Chucho Valdes, Cesar Lopez and Habana Ensemble,Bobby Carcases, Roy Hargrove, among others. He currently works at Dorota Piotrowska Jazz Project, Kanuto Garabatto Band, La Tematik and is a private teacher at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.