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German Baratto

Nashville Independent
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German Baratto finished his BA at the University of Puerto Rico and did additional studies at the Puerto Rico Conservatory and Berklee School of Music. After that he attended Middle Tennessee State University where he earned his MA in Jazz Studies and Percussion. While in school German played with artists like Jim McNeely, Eddie Daniels and Jeff Coffin.

Currently German works as adjunct Faculty at Middle Tennessee State University and as Percussion coordinator for the Oakland High School Band in Murfreesboro, TN. Also, he works as adjunct Faculty at University of North Alabama in Florence, AL and collaborates with the Global Education Center in Nashville, TN.

German serves as a composer for Crucial Music in Los Angeles, CA. You can see German playing around the Nashville area with country artists like Diona Devin, with his own Latin-jazz septet, with Danny Salazar and with Afinke Salsa Orchestra. German has presented clinics in Nashville (TN), Murfreesboro (TN), Raleigh (NC), San Juan (PR), and Bogotá, Colombia. German proudly endorses Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.