About Juan Álamo

Juan Álamo is an Associate Professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music. As a classical marimba soloist and a jazz mallet player, Dr. Álamo has performed at universities, music conservatories, percussion and jazz festivals, jazz clubs, TV and Radio shows throughout the United States, Europe, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. He has published five marimba recordings: Remembrance (2007), Marimjazzia (2014), Pursuing Freedom (2016) and Ruta Panoramica (2019) and Ensoñación (2021). He is also the author of the book “Four Mallet Music for the Modern Marimba Player” and co-author of the Jazz vibes book “Milt Jackson: Transcribed Solos of the Master”. His compositions are published by Innovative Percussion, Row-Loff Publications, C. Alan Publications and Musicon Productions. Dr. Álamo is a performing artist and clinician for Yamaha, Meinl Percussion, and Encore Mallets Inc. For more information about Dr. Álamo’s artistic career, compositions, recordings and performance schedule please visit https://juanalamomusic.com/.

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