Gerardo Rosales 

Señor Tambo

Gerardo Rosales was born in Caracas, Venezuela on July 6, 1964. At the beginning of his musical career he was the percussionist for important musical figures in his country. 

In his beginnings played with: Café Orchestra, Orlando Poleo, José Rosario, Canelita, Soledad Bravo, Adrenalina Caribe, Ilan Chester, Cecilia Todd, Victor Cuica, AlbertoNaranjo, El Trabuco Venezolano, Joe Ruiz, Tabaco, Los Satelites, Nancy Ramos, Wilmer Lozano, Watussi, Trina Medina and many more. 

He has lived in the Netherlands, since 1993, a country that has served as the base to spread his music around the world.  

Gerardo Rosales  recorded 20 CDs under his name, and more than 70 CDs with other artists,
his specialty is creating musical projects in salsa styles and Latin jazz, some of the projects created by him are: El Combo Mundial, Venezuelan Masters, Charanga La Crisis, Our Latin Groove, La Gran Charanga, Son del Sofa, Ritmico & Pianistico, Cachao Sounds, Tributo al Mango and many more. 

In Europe he performed with: 

The Rosenberg Trio, Saskia Laroo, Hans Dulfer, Benjamin Herman, Peter Beets, Tango Extremo, Drums United, Nueva Manteca, New Cool Collective, Fra Fra Sound, Denise Jannah, Laura Fygi, Izaline Calister, Metropole Orchestra, Holland Big Band, Lucas van Merwijk & Cubop City Big Band, Lilian Vieira and Maite Hontelé.

Gerardo Rosales has accompanied on tours, recordings and performances in Europe artists such as:

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Benny Bailey, Paquito D Rivera, Bebo Valdés, Toots Thielemans, Jimmy Bosch, Juan Pablo Torres, Herman Olivera, Oscar D’León, José Alberto “El Canario", Andy Montañéz, Meñique, Edy Martínez, Carlos "Patato" Valdés, Conexión Latina, Orlando Valle "Maraca", Alfredo Rodríguez, Armando Peraza, Luisito Quintero, Robert Quintero, Ramón Valle, Larry Harlow, Adalberto Santiago, Frankie Vázquez, Oscar Hernandez, Africando, Chamaco Rivera, Luisito Carrion, Jorge Herrera, Edgar Dolor, Dorance Lorza, Ajo Porro, Luisito Rosario, David Cada and Tito Allen.

Discography by Gerardo Rosales:

2016 Gerardo Rosales "Salsa Vintage” (Download - CD )

2014 Gerardo Rosales "Son Del Sofa" (Single) ITunes

2013 Gerardo Rosales “Síguelo” (CD)

2011 Gerardo Rosales “Chano Pozo's Music” (CD)

2011 Gerardo Rosales “30 Aniversario” (CD)

2010 Cachao Sounds “La Descarga Continúa” (CD)

2010 Gerardo Rosales “Buscando Chamba” (CD)

2009 Venezuelan Masters Orchestra “Toros y Salsa” (CD)

2008 Gerardo Rosales “Salsa Mundial” (CD)

2007 Our Latin Groove “Bringin' it All On Back” (CD)

2005 Gerardo Rosales “Mongomanía” (CD)

2005 Charanga La Crisis “Salsa Antigua” (CD)

2004 Gerardo Rosales “Tribute to Fania” (CD)

2001 Gerardo Rosales “La Salsa es mi Vida” (CD)

2001 Gerardo Rosales & Edy Martínez “Rítmico y Pianístico” (CD)

1999 Gerardo Rosales “El Venezolano” (CD)

1998 Gerardo Rosales “Señor Tambó” (CD)

1996 Gerardo Rosales “Venezuela Sonora” (CD)

1992 Gerardo Rosales “Salsa Pa'lante de Venezuela” (CD)

1991 Gerardo Rosales "Salsa Pa'Lante de Venezuela" (33 RPM Vinyl)

Discography of Gerardo Rosales with other artists:

Orquesta Cafe “Criollisima” 1987 (Fama) Venezuela ( Salsa )
Joe Ruiz - Javier Plaza - Jose Torres - Gerardo Rosales

Bebo Valdes “Rides Again” 1994 ( Messidor) Germany ( Latin Jazz )
Bebo Valdes - Paquito D Rivera - Patato Valdes - Amadito Valdes - Gerardo Rosales

Conexion Latina - “La Conexion” 1996 (Enja) Germany ( Salsa )
Rudi Fuesers - Leslie Lopez- Anthony Martinez - Nicky Marrero - Gerardo Rosales

David Rohschild “Looking Up” 1997 (Via) The Netherlands ( Salsa )
David Rothschild - Adalberto Santiago - Banjamin Herman - Gerardo Rosales

Leslie Lopez “Bomba Moderna” 1999 (Buitenkunst) The Netherlands (Latin Jazz)
Leslie Lopez - Ramon Valle - Joe Rivera - Nils Fischer - Gerardo Rosales

The Rosemberg Trio “Suenos Gitanos” 2001 (Polydor) The Netherlands ( Latin )
Rosemberg Trio - Toots Thielemans - Leonardo Amuedo - Gerardo Rosales

Ronal Snijders “Bijlmerjazz 2004 (Independent) The Netherlands (Jazz)
Ronal Snijders - Randal Corsen - Jesse van Ruller - Gerardo Rosales

Cubop City Big Band “Arsenio 2004 (Tam Tam) 2004 The Netherlands (Cuban)
Lucas van Merwijjk - Edy Martinez - Nelson Gonzalez - Gerardo Rosales

Drums United “World of Rhythm” 2006 (Tam Tam) 2004 The Netherlands (World Music)
Lucas van Merwijk - Nils Fischer - Aly N ' Diaye Rose - Gerardo Rosales

Samba Salad - Metropol Orkest “Live Vredenburg” 2006 The Netherlands (World Music)
Herman Link - Dick Bakker - Maurice Luttikhuis - Rita Iny - Gerardo Rosales

Aquilez Baez “ La Patilla” 2007 (Cacao) Venezuela (Latin Jazz)
Aquilez Baez - Anat Cochen - Huascar Barradas - Diego Alvarez - Gerardo Rosales

Maria Catharina “Obsecion” 2010 (Independent) The Netherlands (Jazz)
Maria Catharina - Adinda Meertins - Thomas Bottcher - Marc Bischoff - Gerardo Rosales

Masalsa “Resurreccion” 2012 (Independent) The Netherlands (Salsa)
Soeshiel Sharma - Ray de La Paz - Marcos Bermudez - Cachito Vaz - Gerardo Rosales

Izaline Calister “Kandela” 2012 (Coast to Coast) The Netherlands (Latin)
Izaline Calister - Yumarya - Vernon Chatlein - Larc Alban Lotz - Gerardo Rosales

Africando “Viva Africando” 2013 (Sterms Music) France (Salsa)
Boncana Maiga - Oscar Hernandez - Doug Beavers - Luisito Quintero - Gerardo Rosales

Mezcolanza “Headbanger” 2015 (O.A.P Records) The Netherlands (Jazz)
Peter Wenk - Chistof May - David Barker - Mick Paauwe - Gerardo Rosales

Tango Extremo “ Havana” 2015 (JWA) The Netherlands (Latin)
Ben van den Dungen - Rob van Kreeveld - Tanya Schaap - Gerardo Rosales

Orquesta La Potente “ Potente “ 2018 (Independent) Colombia (Salsa)
Coco Ramirez - Guarnizo - Gerardo Rosales

Concerts & Events of Gerardo Rosales:

Poliedro de Caracas: Caracas - Venezuela

Centro Cultural BOD: Caracas - Venezuela

Feria de Cali: Cali -Colombia

North Sea Jazz: Rotterdam - The Netherlands

Toros y Salsa: Dax - France

SOBs: NY - USA

Expo Sevilla 1992 : Sevilla - España

Festival Latinoamericando: Milano-Italia

Accessible Art Festival: Turquia -Mersin

Bimhuis: Amsterdam - The Netherlands

Melkweg: Amsterdam - The Netherlands

Concertgebouw: Amsterdam - The Netherlands

Paradiso: Amsterdam - The Netherlands

Oosterpoort: Groningen - The Netherlands

Glastonbury Festival: Glastonbury - England

Tabarka Jazz Festival: Tunesia

Music Haal: Berlin - Germany

Las Leyendas Vivas de la Salsa: Medellin - Colombia

Exit Festival: Serbia

La Topa Tolondra: Cali - Colombia

Punto Bare: Cali - Colombia

Cafe Libro: Bogota - Colombia

Bird: Rotterdam - The Netherlands

De Doelen: Rotterdam - The Netherlands

Paard van Troje: Den Haag - The Netherlands