NORTIJAZZ| COMPOSER, BANDLEADER, PERCUSSIONIST
CABANIJAZZ PROJECT | COMPOSER, BANDLEADER, PERCUSISONIST
PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA | CONGAS & CAJÓN AND MINOR PERCUSSION
BRIAN ANDRES & THE AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ CARTEL| COMPOSER, CONGAS
JAMIE DUBBERLY & ORQUESTA DHARMA| CONGAS
KA-HON ENSEMBLE | COMPOSER, PERCUSISONIST
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The Jazzschool Institute Berkeley (Internship) 2011-2012
San Diego State University Latin Jazz Ensemble 2003-2004
South Western College Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble 2000-2003
Ohlone College 1998-2000
Private Lesson with:
CONGAS | EDUCATOR | COMPOSER
San Francisco Symphony Adventure In Music - Academic & Music Presenter 2012-2014
San Francisco Community Music Center - Faculty Percussion Instructor 2011 - Present
Education For Change Achieve Academy Music Teacher - 2014 - Present
East Bay Agency for Children - Cultural Enrichment Music Instructor 2013-2014
San Jose State University Jazz Studies - Workshop Presenter 2014
California State University Stanislaus - Workshop Presenter 2014
Dave Brubeck Institute - Workshop Presenter 2015
Salsa International Festival - Workshop Presenter Tijuana, Mexico 2015
"Today, Cabanillas is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's most respected and busiest congueros, but he still looks for new ways to express his love of percussion." - full featured article in DRUM! Magazine January 2015
Cabanillas is most recognized for his recording and touring work as conguero in the GRAMMY® Award-Winning for Best Latin Tropical Album of the year, Pacific Mambo Orchestra. In addition, his versatility, dedication and passion has allowed him to tour with Tito Puente Jr., Marlow Rosado, Willy Torres (Spanish Harlem Orchestra) and has collaborated with artists such as Tito Nieves, Sheila E., Arturo Sandoval, Alex Acuña (Elvis Presley and Weather Report), Tania Libertad, Frankie Negrón, Karl Perazzo (Carlos Santana), Brian Jordan (Lauryn Hill), Ray Obiedo (Herbie Hancock), Adrian Terrazas-Gonzales (The Mars Volta), Tommy Igoe, Tom E. Politzer (Tower of Power), Jerry Gonzalez (Fort Apache Band), Calixto Oviedo (NG La Banda), Louie Romero (Willie Colon, Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz), Jesus Florido (Whitney Houston), and more.
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