Alfredo Ortiz

Alternative rock, Musical Artist


Who is Alfredo Ortiz?

Alfredo Ortiz is an American musician, primarily a drummer and percussionist. He has toured with the Beastie Boys as their drummer and percussionist since 1996. He also appeared in their live concert film, Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!, and was featured in their Grammy Award winning instrumental album,The Mix-Up. Alfredo has been the drummer for other artists such as Money Mark, New York group Morningwood, Los Angeles rockers Red Exiles, and Tito & Tarantula.

Ortiz has lent his talents to many other bands and musicians including Money Mark, Kathleen Hanna, Los Lobos, The Offspring, Yeska, Ozomatli, BS 2000, Blackalicious, Los Villains, Tommy Guerrero, Mariachi El Bronx, Chromeo, Kelis, Sepultura, Jack White, and Salvador Santana. Ortiz appears on Tenacious D's self titled album, released in 2001. From 2008-2010, he toured with Tito & Tarantula. He has also played with former Mars Volta's bassist Eva Gardner in her band called Lyra.

Ortiz appeared in the film Along Came Polly starring Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston in 2004. The original music used for that scene was written by Money Mark, and Fredo contributed his percussion to the recording as well.

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Also known as
  • Fredo Ortiz
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


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