The Conga and Bongo Drum in Jazz

For immediate release:FINALLY A BOOK ON THE CONGA AND BONGO DRUM IN JAZZSt. Louis, MO, USA October 12, 2016 –Best selling author Trevor Salloum has just released his 12th publication with international publisher Mel Bay Publications Inc.- The Conga and Bongo Drum in Jazz.After teaching workshops at several colleges and universities in North America, Canadian author and musician Trevor Salloum noticed there was a lack of information and instruction on the use of the conga and bongo drum in jazz. Although most high schools, colleges and university jazz bands have these instruments, few actually know how to use them. This seemed odd to Salloum since there was a rich heritage on the use of the conga and bongo in jazz dating back to the 1940’s.In writing The Conga and Bongo Drum in Jazz Salloum enlisted the help of well known NYC musician and historian Bobby Sanabria to produce a book that would address thisdeficiency in music education.The Conga and Bongo Drum in Jazz is the first book ever published on how to play the conga and bongo drum in jazz. This text is an essential tool for band teachers and drummers playing Latin Percussion in jazz with special emphasis on swing. Including chapters on history, description, tuning, position/posture, notation, strokes and rhythms.Complete with photos, interviews, music transcriptions and video links. Special features include archival photos, a rare interview with legendary jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, companion video with the great Candido Camero and Bobby Sanabria and the mostcomprehensive discography ever complied on the use of conga and bongo drums in jazz.Over 100 listings including Candido, Ray Barretto, Armando Peraza, Willie Bobo, Jack Costanzo and many more. The book is available internationally through music stores, bookstores and at ISBN 0-7866-9802-0. $19.99 USD.Mel Bay Publications Inc. ( is a leading international print music publisher based in St. Louis, Missouri. Since 1947 they have been a world leader in music education materials.For more information on the release of the new book please contact Trevor Salloum at (250) 763-3951, or Mel Bay Publications Inc. at (800) 863-5229 or

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Brad Krauza - Publisher
Publisher and CEO. First & foremost, father, son, brother and uncle. I am also a huge music fan, promoter and marketing & promotions maniac. As a fulltime musician for the past 35 years myself (yikes, that’s a long time!), I’ve come to appreciate the fact that I am able to perform and sing for people and in return, them enjoy it as much as I do. There is something to be said for that exchange of energy and good vibes that live music brings to all, from the stage to the seats, there is nothing like it and I so look forward to feeling that again when we are out of this crazy mess we are in. Music is needed desperately in everyone’s lives. The goal is to reach out and bring some awareness and light into the music scene by featuring their new music, events and in general, some light into the changes we’ve all had to adjust to in 2020. We all feel the strain in every aspect of these changes and are going to try to do our best to fill our cups up with some fantastic local music while many so of us hang on through this bumpy ride we are on. ? Making an effort to change our own thoughts and habits, can strike a chord mentally and change us along with our communities lives. Be safe and…let’s ROCK N ROLL!


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