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SSS is proud to support percussion classes with Master Percussionist Jorge Orta ‘Cro-Cro’.

About the instructor
Jorge Orta, percussion, was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and studied music at the Young Musicians Orchestra School in Venezuela. In September of 1995 he went to Colombia where he joined the bands with whom he traveled to the United States, before returning to Colombia to join the internationally acclaimed Grupo Niche of Maestro Jairo Varela, with whom he toured Europe and the USA. He has been part of several Houston musicians’ recording projects, and also taught Latin percussion at McArthur High School in the Aldine School District. In February of 2004 he relocated to Orlando FL, where he again formed his own group and also performed with various local bands as well as touring internationally. In 2007 he returned to Houston, but continues to tour the world with Grupo Niche. He is also the music director of Salsa y Salud and El Festival de la Salsa. While at home in Houston, he continues to collaborate with local Latin bands and organizations such as Foundation for Modern Music, Flamart (Featuring Latin American Music and Arts) with performances at the Hobby Center, Museum of Fine Arts, the Miller Outdoor Theatre and others.

For class details please contact Jorge at 713.598.1755 or email crocro77@hotmail.com.