Willy Calderon is a professional touring and recording percussionist, producer and mix engineer at Willy Calderon Recordings and Sounds. He is the founder and musical director of The L.A. Impromptu Orchestra, a prestigious, Los Angeles based all-star band specializing in latin forms of salsa, jazz, son and popular music.
Willy came from a musical family and was raised in Los Angeles, California by his mother, Jeanine Rosales. A natural in the art of music since infancy, he started his professional career at the early age of 13. Specializing as a percussionist, Calderon is also professionally proficient on piano, bass and many other instruments. He also composes scores for video games and produces for various artists.
Calderon has collaborated with, produced for or toured the world with world-class pop, hip-hop and latin artists such as Sublime (w/Rome), Guayacán Orquesta, Sheila E., Fruko y Sus Tesos, Tony Succar and Bruno Mars. He also frequents as musical talent on television shows like Bones, Jane the Virgin and America’s Got Talent.
The artist also participated in the production for master film composer, Hans Zimmer, in the final installment of the Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises.” As a composer, he has worked with video game company, Nintendo, providing trailer music and more. Willy Calderon is an official sponsored artist for Gon Bops Percussion, Innovative Percussion, Sabian Cymbals and is a voting member of the GRAMMYs Recording Academy.