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Lisette Santiago is a vocalist, percussionist and composer from Brooklyn, N.Y. At age nine, Lisette was accepted into The Metropolitan Children's Opera and later received both classical and jazz vocal training at LaGuardia H.S. of Music and Art and Columbia University's joint program with The Juilliard School. Hailing from a family of Puerto Rican musicians, Lisette began to study drum set and hand percussion at a young age. With a strong foundation in Afro-Cuban and Brazilian percussion, Lisette was first recognized as one of a handful of female Batá players in the U.S. She has recorded and shared the stage with artists such as Lizz Wright, Jeremy Pelt, Ron Carter, Bill Cole, Warren Smith, Gerald Veasley, Billy Drummond, Alex Blake, Joseph Daley, Danny Grissett, Mike Moreno, Cyro Baptista, Romero Lubambo, Vernon Reid etc. Lisette is currently a Latin Percussion endorsee.

Lisette Santiago - percussion