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Jorge Bermudez

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Percussionist, composer and producer Jorge Bermudez was born in Nicaragua and raised in San Francisco, Calif. It was an exciting musical time in San Francisco during the late 60’s and early 70’s and Jorge enjoyed soaking up all of these varied musical flavors. 1972 found Jorge recording with guitarist Jorge Santana’s Latin rock group "Malo" at the impressionable age of 17. He also played on the now historic “Dos” album on the Warner Bros. record label. Bermudez laid down rhythmic accompaniment while veteran Cuban conga player Francisco Aguabella played a fiery conga solo on the song “Oye Mama.” 32 years later the track still sounds great. Since then, through hard work and fierce dedication to his craft, Bermudez has toured, and or recorded with artists like Crowded House, The Grateful Dead, Tower of Power, Pablo Cruise, Jose Feliciano, Jefrey Osbourne, The Escovedo Family including the early historical days with the late Phil and Coke Escovedo, Joe Sample, Peter Case, Dusty Springfield, Johnny Mathis, The Temptations, The Gipsy Kings, Rod Stewart, David Baerwald, Santa Esmeralda, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Benise, Angela Bofill and many more. Mickey Hart, one of the original members of The Grateful Dead invited Jorge to record percussion parts on 2 Planet Drum CD’s, “Mystery Box” and “Supralingua.” These recordings featured an amazing cast of world renowned percussionists like Giovanni Hidalgo and Zakir Hussein. This amazing cast of drummers recorded the drum anthem that was heard on NBC for the opening ceremonies of the 96 Olympics. In 1986 Jorge founded the company “Bermudez Triangle” with sax player Cornelius Bumpus. The Bermudez Triangle songs have been placed in many different TV shows, the most notable ones are Desperate Housewives, The Shield, CSI-Miami, “The Elian Gonzales story”, and many more. As a teacher Jorge has taught at The University of Taipei in Taiwan and Texas Christian University.