Kike Pérez Rodríguez

Kike Pérez Rodríguez enseña batería en La Escuela de Música Shine.

Kike Pérez Rodríguez was born in Barcelona in 1993 and moved to La Seu d’Urgell where he began music from an early age. At 6 and 8 years old he began with small percussion groups, playing as part of various rock, blues groups. By 12 he had began his drum music studies at the Municipal Music School of La Seu d’Urgell with Arnau Obiols as a teacher.

Later he moved back to Barcelona to continue his musical studies at the Musics Workshop, with Pablo Posa and Ramón Díaz as drum teachers among others.

At only 17 years old, he was hired to be a drummer and guitarist for Moixaina. They worked in several places throughout Catalonia for two years. The following year Kike the group “R.O.T.”,  going on to win various prizes and record their album “Racó Oblidat del Temps” in 44.1 studios with Toni Paris. R.O.T’s album has led Kike to perform throughout the country, presenting the album in halls such as the National Auditorium of Andorra or the JazzSí Club de Barcelona.

Now, Kike is still active in many Jazz formations, Pop, Rock or Hip-Hop and has given concerts and tours throughout Spain and Portugal. He has worked in Big Band, Brass Band, Supersax and can still be found working as a session and / or studio musician.

As a studio musician, he has recorded several albums, such as Racó oblidat del Temps of the ROT group, with whom he has won awards at the Festival of the Mountains of Europe TRAMA and SONA 9, and has presented the album in theaters such as the National Auditorium of Andorra or the JazzYes Club of Barcelona. He has also recorded the hip-hop records of K-González and Juan SNK, within the Cabal Musical project of the Taller de Musics.

Kike also participated in the recording of the soundtrack of Summer 1993, by Carla Simón, a film that was  nominated for an Oscar for best non-English speaking film.

He is currently starting his project as leader Kike Pérez Quintet while pursuing the Higher Degree in Music in the drumming at the Taller of Musics School of Musical Studies, where he has also attended various masterclasses instructed by musicians such as Jordi Gardeñas, Jorge Rossy, David Gómez, Marc Ayza, Jefferson Otto and Chano Domínguez, among many others.

He is currently the drummer of Trio Nilo and Pablo Martín Quartet, with whom he has performed in places such as the Nova Jazz Cava de Terrassa or at the Fringe de Estartit Festival, among others.

Besides being an accomplished musician, Kike also has teaching experience in Drums from the Taller de Músics de
Barcelona, as well as giving lessons in percussion at la Escola Paideia de Barcelona where he has taught the drums, harmony and musical language.

 

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