Loren Alain

Loren Alain is a Chilean born, Sydney based Afro-Cuban percussionist with over 20 years experience.. in that time he has played & performed all over Australia, as well international work. He has shared the stage with many artists both locally & overseas & has appeared both on TV & Radio numerous times. In 2000 he put together an ensemble with Cuban musicians, pianist Emilio Aranzola & bassist Rodney Morales, where he produced & recorded at the historic radio station “Radio Progreso” in La Habana. One of the musical arrangements was made & used for an Havana Club Rum Radio promotional campaign at the time. Since 2001, he has toured Australia with the iconic group Drumbeat, “The Art of hitting things”. A school based program that introduces students to the world of percussion directed by Mark Stewart. Locally he has played in various Latin groups of all genres, notably recording with Waldo Fabian’s on his album “Muerdeme la lengua”. Since 1998 he has directed & led he’s own project called Club Havana Band, which has toured all over Australia.. since then he has played or directed in various ensembles, most notably co-directing the Sydney Latin All Stars (2000 & 2001) at Darling Harbour’s Bacardi Festival. An ensemble that shared the stage with the likes of Jimmy Bosh, Jose Alaberto el Canario, Ozomatli & Grupo Cespedes. Apart from various events & festivals around town, he currently holds a residency as percussionist & director of Lorenzo y su Swing at Sydney’s “The Cuban Place” where he shares the stage with some of Sydney’s best Latin & Jazz musicians.