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AJ Flores
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PROFILE
Percussionist AJ “Rock” Flores was born in Midland, TX in 1976 to Raymond “Kama” Flores who is a Tejano Hall of Famer. No doubt he was destined to follow in his footsteps. At the age of 4, he was already rocking the living room on a miniature drum set.

By the age of 8, he took the stage for the first time with his dad playing a snare with the Tortilla Factory. Now you will find him grooving with congas, bongos, and timbales or the high energy rhythms of the djembe and djun-djuns.

At the age of 18, he landed his first tour with Jennifer Pena y Los Jetz. He has since toured with Bobby Pulido, AB Quintanilla y Los Kumbia Kings, Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo MAZZ, DJ Kane, Jay Perez, Ruben Ramos and The Mexican Revolution, and Las 3 Divas (Stefani Montiel, Shelly Lares, Elida Reyna) which included a USO Tour to Japan in 2006. He has also worked with Jaime Y Los Chamacos, La Mafia, and Avizo.

Currently he tours with the acclaimed Drum Café where he performs, recruits, and trains African drummers. He still maintains close ties with his passion, Tejano music, recording and performing at major events.

His energy, confidence, versatility, and showmanship has made him one of the most sought after percussionists in the industry. To his credit, he is an 8 time Grammy nominee and has earned 2 Latin Grammy’s and 2 American Grammy’s of which he takes great pride. He has also been recognized by the Tejano Academy with a “percussionist of the year” nomination. He is endorsed by such companies as TOCA Percussion, Gibraltar, Vic Firth, Evans, and SKB. He attributes his top echelon success to an all-consuming passion for learning, performing, and sharing of his music.

TELEVISION BROADCAST EXPERIENCE UNIVISION - MIAMI PRODUCTIONS:
Despierta America, Sabado Gigante, Mun 2 “The Roof”, Christina, Cociniando Con Las Estrellas, Tejano Y Mas, Billboard Latino.

UNIVISION PERCUSSION FOR ARTISTS:
Pee Wee, Fanny Lu, Mariana Seoane, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Luis Fonsi, Elvis Crespo, Olga Tonon, El Chapo de Sinaloa, Alejandra Guzman, DJ Flex, Jennifer Pena.

To his credit he has also shared the stage with such artists as:
WAR, Malo, Aleks Syntek, Freddy Martinez, Sunny Ozuna, Jimmy Edwards, Joe Bravo, Little Joe, Augustine Ramirez

With Drum Café he has earned an impressive client base of such companies as:
Deloitte, Dell, Microsoft, Passion Parties, Exxon Mobile, Shell Oil, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, Minnesota Vikings, E! Network, Southwest Airlines, American Express, DSW, Sprint, Yahoo