Miguel Jimenez-Cruz, a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico  has played the drums proffesionally since the age of 15 and is known for his versatility in many musical styles. He is a product of the Las Vegas Academy school of the performing arts and the University of Nevada, Reno.  

Currently Miguel is touring with The Novelists, Zack Teran group and performing with Moondog Matinee.  Only in his early 20’s Miguel is one of the most highly demanded drummers in the northern Nevada, California area. MIguel can be seen performing with many of Reno/Tahoe Broadway and Off-Broadway productions as well as all kinds of musical groups in the area.


Jazz Artists - Peter Epstein, Donny Mcaslin, Dave Douglas, Adam Benjamin, Avishai Cohen,  Ralph Alessi,  The Collective, Red Oak Duo, Zack Teran Group, Reno Jazz Orchestra, Reno Jazz Syndicate Big Band, Kyle Rea Big Band

Rock/Pop- The Novelists, Ilza Rosario, Moondog Matinee

Country - Michael Grimm, Chai Mclean, Steve Azar


Hip Hop -

 

Awards

2012 Louis Armstrong Jazz Award

2012- Will Lowden Scholarship Award

2012 - Outstanding Senior Award

2016- Forte Award Nominee “Best Drummer/Percussionist”

2017 -Forte Award Best Pop Band w/ The Novelists


 

Broadway/Major Musical Productions

2014 - “ MammaMia” Las Vegas, Nevada

2016 - “ The Producers” Reno, Nevada

2016 - “ Miracle on 34th St.” Reno, Nevada

2017 - “ Baz! Star Crossed Love” Las Vegas, Nevada

2017 - " The Rat Pack is Back!" Reno, Nevada


2018- Beehive The Musical

T.V Credits -

2015 - Univision  Latin Grammies (Aneeka) “Ojo Por Ojo”

 

2016 - Univision Latin Grammies  (Carlos Vives) “Bicicleta” ( Laura Pausini) “Lado Derecho del Corazon”

2016 - Telethon USA - (Shaila Durcal, Luis Fonsi, Leslie Grace)

 

2017-  Walmart Commercial “Todos Juntos” (Leslie Grace, Luis Coronel, Fonseca)  

 

2017- Univision Latin Grammies  (Luis Fonsi,Diplo, Bomba Stereo, Emanuel) “Despacito”

 

 

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Miguel Currently Endorses Canopus Drums