Christian Gaitán

Colombian drummer and percussionist, lives in Bogotá and currently working with bands and projects such as The Hall Effect, The Joint, Andres Alvarez, Los Vagabundos, Amalia Low, La Orquesta de Cuerdas de Bogotá, touring Colombia and internationally in countries such as United States, Brazil and Argentina.

He begans to play drums in 2005, at the age of 16 took classes with maestro Plinio Córdoba, recognized as one of the pioneers of jazz in the country.

As of 2008 he begans to work professionally as an active member or sessionist of bands and artists in various musical genres such as: Hugo Bistolfi (Rata Blanca), Noiszart, Sigma, Abadoom, Paulo Cuevas, Neurosis inc, Thunderblast, Vorpal Nomad, ATTA, Orquesta Sinfónica Unimusica (U. Juan N. Corpas), The Brainwash Machine, Whitin the Hour, Laurie, Broken Zip, Emmanuel Contreras & Mayelé Joropo Urbano, FOSBO (Fundación Orquesta Sinfónica de Bogotá) among others.

He has shared the stage with bands from the international scene such as: Epica, Skid Row, Sirenia, Angra, Grave Digger, Saratoga, War Cry, Sepultura, Lita Ford, Quiet Riot, Blaze Bayley.

In 2012 he was awarded the award for best metal drummer at the Rock Latinoamérica awards.

As an independent drummer, had the opportunity to carry out workshops -clinicals (showroms) in countries such as Brazil (Expomusic 2016), Argentina (Baquetas Liverpool Showroom 2014) and Ecuador (Bataka Drumfest 2019) and to give private classes with recurring students in the city of Bogota.

He has the support and sponsorship of the brands: Liverpool Drumsticks (BR) Who has released my signature drumstick model, Powerclick (BR), Humes & Berg (USA) Exclusive Ears (Col) and Samsun Cymbals (Tur)

Since 2019 he works with the renowned cruise company Norwegian NCL with the American band Southern Broncos on board their ships, being part of the entertainment shows for their passengers.

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