David Cornejo is a drummer/percussionist, currently living in New York. Born in Lima, Peru, he moved to Barcelona at the age of 18, where he studied at L’aula de Musica Moderna i Jazz and had the opportunity to play with different bands across Europe.
After four years, David graduated from L'aula and auditioned to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he was only admitted and also awarded with a World Berklee Scholarship. While there, he worked for Berklee as a drummer for events and classes, and graduated with honors (Summa Cum Laude) after two years of intense study.
Now in NYC (since 2012), he has already performed in over 1000 shows, working with a wide variety of artists such as H.R (Bad Brains), Justin Baron (opening for J-Lo and Jason Derulo, Shaggy, Ricky Martin), Award winning artist Jaz Dhami (Singer of the hit High Heels) , Nicole Raviv (Canada's got Talent) feat Grammy Award Winner Carlos Alomar (David Bowie, James Brown), Ani Cordero (Os Mutantes, Pistolera) , Vampiro Lopez (Mana, Jaguares)Viktor Kilári (The Voice), Tessa makes Love with Ian McDonald (King Crimson, Foreigner), Felipe Staiti (Enanitos Verdes) Show me The Soul, Show me the Tap (Off-Broadway musical), Jarran Muse (from Motown the Broadway Musical), A, J'sun (the Voice) , Numasbala (working with Grammy Award Winner engineer Scott Hull) and numerous other artists.
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This a compilation of my adventures during my first 4 years in NYC as a drummer. It's been an exciting ride; busking in the subway, playing stadiums, doing recording sessions or even acting in video shoots. Thanks to everyone that has given me chance to play with them, really. This is short video of what I've been up to, 4 years in 9 minutes. #alafama