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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