Guy Frometa

Guy Frómeta. Drummer. Producer
Born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (1964)
Guy grew up listening to Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, The Police and of course, tons of Latin music thanks to his
parents vinyl collection.
He started drumming at age 5. At 18 he took on the drum chair in Luis Dias & Transporte Urbano. One of the most emblematic
rock bands in Dominican Republic, with whom he stayed drumming with from 1983 through 2006..
In 1988 he moved to NYC to study at Drummers Collective plus an array of private teachers, including Joel Rosenblatt, Zach
Danziger, Marvin “Smitty” Smith and the revered Sam Ulano among others. After many years of studies, gigs and perfecting his
craft, Guy returned to Santo Domingo in 1997.
He has participated in dozens of Jazz festivals around the world (USA, Japan, Canada, Denmark, Peru, Cuba, Venezuela,
Spain, Argentina, Mexico) and his native Dominican Republic as well.
From his recording studio based in Santo Domingo, he does lots of recordings for local and international artists alike.
For his work as a Drummer/ Percussionist he has been nominated for the Grammys & Latin Grammys Awards several times with
different projects. Winning in two occasions with Juan Luis Guerra’s Bachata Rosa and A Son De Guerra Live.
Also, winning one Latin Grammy with Chichi Peralta & Son Familia 2nd CD “De Vuelta Al Barrio”
Since 2007 he directs the Dominican Republic Percussion Festival Katarey
In June 2015, he was invited to UNC Summer Jazz Workshop (University Of North Carolina) to taught Dominican Rhythms
Drumming and Jazz Combo Classes.
He endorses MEINL CYMBALS & PERCUSSION, AQUARIAN DRUMHEADS, CYMPAD and DW DRUMS & HARDWARE.
Guy has PERFORMED and /or RECORDED with:
Juan Luis Guerra & 440, Alejandro Sanz, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Rubén Blades, Juanes, Patricia Pereyra,
Diego Torres, Ricky Martin, Miguel Bose, House Afire, Mike Stern, Dave Moreno Quartet, Eddie Martinez, Wayne Krantz,
Michael Katz Quartet, Tony Strong Band, Howard Prince Quintet, Carlos Vives, Arturo Sandoval, Spyro Gyra, Pavel Núñez,
Luis Fonsi, Xiomara Fortuna, Chucho Valdéz, Alex Syntek, Tribu Del Sol,
Giovanni Hidalgo, Néstor Torres, Victor Victor, Manuel Tejada, El Bule, JLS, Gato Barbieri, Orishas,
Amparo Sandino, Luis Enrique, Chichi Peralta & Son Familia, Oscar Micheli Trio, José Antonio Rodríguez, Ramón Vázquez
Trio, Sandy Gabriel, Eddy Herrera, Ilegales, Sergio Vargas, Jandy Félix,
Rita Indiana & Los Misterios, Vicente Garcia, Peter Novelli, Stephen Anderson, Jim Ketch, Chieli Menucci.