Willy Calderon is a Colombian-American percussionist, record producer and mixing engineer at Willy Calderon Recordings and Sounds. He is the founder and director of The L.A. Impromptu Orchestra, a prestigious, Los Angeles based all-star project that boasts the integration of over 30 over the world’s most reputable musicians. He is also an official member of NARAS, The Recording Academy / GRAMMYS®.
Willy came from a musical family and was raised in Los Angeles, California by his mother, Jeanine Rosales. A natural in the art of music since infancy, he started his professional career at the early age of 13. Specializing as a percussionist, Calderon is also professionally adept in piano, bass, electronic instruments, record production, music arrangement and composition, which has made him a highly sought after record producer and composer as well.
Some of the artist’s extensive track record includes collaborations with Carlos Vives, Tony Succar, Guayacán, Fruko y Sus Tesos, Silvestre Dangond and Nintendo Co., Ltd, as well as frequenting as musical talent on various television shows like Bones, Jane the Virgin and America’s Got Talent, amongst many others.
Having amassed a musical following around the world due to his clean and solid style of playing, musical knowledge and “conversational” soloing technique, the artist has repeatedly been invited to host percussion workshops and seminars in countries like Japan, Spain, China, Cuba, Colombia and the U.K.