Luis has worked in his role as a producer, engineer or session musician for countless projects. Here is a selection of clips from recent works:
01 Sean Bellaviti & Conjunto Lacalu – Caballo Viejo
02 Louis Simao – Passaritos Fritos
03 Benny Esguerra & A New Tradition – Se Han Tomado el Mundo
04 Patricia Cano – Fall in to Me
05 Rafi Marrero & su Orquesta – Ritmo de la Calle
06 Jorge Miguel Flamenco Ensemble – Sin Vergüenza
Experience: 25+ years
Specialization: Congas / Bongos / Timbales / Hand Percussion / Drum Set / Vocals
Luis Orbegoso (known in the latin recording industry as “Luisito”) was born in Lima, Perú in 1971 and moved to Canada in 1972. He became an honoured graduate of the Humber College music program in 1994 and has been a member of the Toronto Musicians Association since 1993. Luisito was a student of Memo Acevedo (professor of percussion at New York University) and jump-started his career as a professional bongo player with Memo’s ground breaking salsa band “Banda Brava” in 1993.
Anyone who has ever heard Luisito never forgets him.
He has performed and/or recorded with Oscar de León, Stevie Wonder, Hilario Durán, Chucho Valdéz, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, Changuito, Giovanni Hidalgo, Ralph Irrizarry, The Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Nelly Furtado, Kenwood Dennard, Ray de la Paz, Alfredo de la Fe, Luisito Carrión, Cheo Andujar, Jimmy Bosch, Horacio Hernandez, Mark Quiñones, Jerry Gonzalez, Hilton Ruiz, Paquito D’Rivera, Ricardo Lemvo, Henry Fiol, David Virelles, Nick Ali, Jane Bunnett, Diego Marulanda & Pacande, Alex Cuba, Luis Mario Ochoa & Cimarrón, Dominicanada, and far too many more to list here.
Luisito is one of the most in-demand percussionists in Toronto.
Luis is a highly sought-after teacher and has worked with students and professionals at universities, schools and festivals across Canada and in Germany, Colombia and Peru.