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Mission, Richmond


Drum Set, Percussion


Jazz & Blues (Gospel, Traditional, Funk), Latin, New Music, Pop & Rock, Traditional Folk (Us/Int)

Robert Lopez

(2016) Robert Lopez is a percussionist, composer, curator and educator based out of Oakland. His diverse background in various types of music such as folkloric traditions of Brazil, Ghana and Cuba, alongside contemporary chamber music, and free improvisation, have allowed him to maintain a malleable approach to sharing musical ideas. His holds a Bachelors of Music Degree from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at Cal State University Long Beach and a Master of Fine Arts in Music Performance and Literature from Mills College.

Currently, he spends his time making music with groups ZE BIB!, the Oakland Active Orchestra, Jordan Glenn’s Beak, Opera Wolf and Grex among others. He is also on staff as a dance accompanist at Mills College, UC Berkeley, and Oberlin Dance Collective in San Francisco. As a teaching artist, he has lead workshops for the Alameda Music Project, Jeena Inc., Thingamajigs, and the D.I.Y. mavericks.