Percussionist Freddy Colon, was born and raised in Rochester, New York. When Freddy was merely four years old, his father, Freddy Colon, Sr., began teaching him to play timbales, congas, and bongos. Learning fast, young Freddy soon joined his father's band and began playing professionally by age 7. At 14, Freddy joined La Orquesta Antonetti, and joined The Mambo Kings at age 19. Freddy's early start and dedication to his craft caught the attention of legendary Salsa singer Johnny Rivera, joining Rivera's Salsa band in 1998 playing bongos.
Since then, Freddy has played extensively with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the Vancouver (British Columbia) Symphony, and the philharmonic orchestras of Dallas; Baltimore; Detroit; Connecticut; San Antonio; Louisville; Buffalo; Erie, PA; Naples, Fl; New Mexico; and Oregon. He has performed with a wide array of artists, including Tito Puente, Aretha Franklin, Tito Rojas, Jerry Rivera, Ray Sepulveda, Tito Allen, El Cano Estremera, Soneros del Barrio, Hector Tricoche, Paquito Acosta, Kevin Ceballo, Zafra Negra, and Hidden Beach Records saxophonist Mike Phillips.
Freddy's instructional skills are currently in high demand, teaching Latin percussion at the Eastman School of Music's Community Education Division and as a clinician throughout upstate New York.