Alex Acuña

Jazz fusion, Composer

1944 –

60

Who is Alex Acuña?

Alejandro Neciosup Acuña aka Alex Acuña is a Peruvian drummer and percussionist, in the Afro-Cuban jazz style.

Born in Pativilca, Peru, Acuña played in local bands from the age of ten, and moved to Lima as a teenager. At the age of eighteen he joined the band of Perez Prado, and in 1967 he moved to Puerto Rico. In 1974 Acuña moved to Las Vegas, working with artists such as Elvis Presley and Diana Ross, and the following year he joined the jazz-fusion group Weather Report, appearing on the albums Black Market and Heavy Weather. Acuña left Weather Report in 1978, and became a session musician in California, recording and playing live with Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis Presley, Jim Walker, Chick Corea, Whitney Houston, Plácido Domingo, Phil Keaggy, Sergeant Petter, Sam Phillips, former Weather Report bandmates Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Beck, Roberta Flack, U2, Al Jarreau and Don Moen.

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Born
Dec 12, 1944
Pativilca
Also known as
  • Alex Acuna
  • Acuña, Alex
  • Alejandro Neciosup Acuña
  • Alejandro Acuna
  • Acuna, Alejandro
Nationality
  • Peru
Profession
Education
  • Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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