"Practice what you can't play. If you sound good while practicing you're not getting any better."
- Jojo Mayer
Born on April 26, 1993 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In Alfonso’s earlier years, he started playing piano and saxophone through the school band and private instruction. He found his inspiration to play drums in high school by becoming part of the drumline. Furthering his music education at the university level, he received a bachelor’s degree at Florida State University and a master’s degree from Florida International University. Throughout his musical career, Alfonso has performed in various venues locally and around Florida for the past 9 years. Recently in 2022, he released his EP titled “Visions” on all music platforms. As a composer, some of Alfonso’s main influences are John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, and many others. His music is compiled of various genres that range from his latin heritage to fusion, gospel, hip hop and rnb. Currently, Alfonso is composing music for his full-length album and producing for various projects.
Studied under Phoenix Rivera, Rodolfo Zuniga, Leon Anderson, Jason Hainsworth, Bill Peterson, Jamie Ousley, Jonathan Dadurka, Gary Campbell, Ruben Caban, and Paul Ayick.