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Marcos J. Reyes

Marcus J. Reyes


Marcos J. Reyes, born in Bakersfield, California to parents from Chihuahua, Mexico. He has been the percussionist for WAR since 1998. At the age of seventeen, Marcos was turned onto the music of WAR, Santana, El Chicano, MALO, Latin Jazz and Salsa. Practicing on his brother’s congas, he taught himself how to play the congas and other instruments.  He continued his practice by studying with the National Folidoric group of Cuba and Los Angeles based percussionist Louis Conte. Over the past twenty five years, Marcos has fulfilled his dream by performing touring and recording with “rock legends”. When WAR is not on tour, Marcos is an in-demand session musician, recording in studios for film and TV including working on music for Showtime, HBO and PBS. Outside of studio work, he teaches percussion privately, conducts percussion clinics for schools and music stores, leads his own band called, Salsiologoy and owns and operated a hair salon.