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William Rafael Calderon Jr Was Born On December 22, 1989 In Cartagena, Colombia. Willy Was Born Into A Musical Family, Radicated In Los Angeles, California At 2 Years Of Age. Studying The Art Of Music And Sounds Since Infancy, He Gradually Ascended Into Professional Playing At 13 Years Of Age. Primarily Known By His Stage Name Willy Calderon Or Often Referred To As Willy Calderon "The Mastermind" When It Comes To Rap/Hip-Hop Production, Calderon Is Most Commonly Known As A Touring Musician As Latin Percussionist/Pianist/Director For Many Popular Latin Bands Ranging From Sheila E. To Grupo Niche From Colombia. Specializing In Percussion, Willy Calderon Has Performed And Traveled From Canada To Poland To Australia, And All In Between, With Popular Bands Such As: Sublime (w Rome), Earth, Wind & Fire, The Artist Formerly Known As 'Prince', Mariah Carey, Sheila E, Luis Conte (Phil Collins) Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Chick Corea And More. Popular Latin Performance Include: Fruko Y Sus Tesos, Sonora Carruseles, Guayacán Orquesta, David Pabon, Grupo Niche, Silvestre Dangond, Jorge Celedon And Many More. In January Of 2012, Calderon Founded And Registered His Own Music Label, "The Master Plan- The Label," For Which He Provides All Media, Engineering And Production Work. He Signed His First Three Artists - Microphone Boss aka Mic B, Cali Martin And Young Sheezy - In Feburary Of 2012, Which Have Succeeded To Produce Quality Music And Stunning Social Results, Making The Master Plan- The Label, One Of The Top Labels In Social Music Scenes Today. In February Of 2012, After 9 Years Of Work In The Industry, Calderon Received His First Grammy Award Triumph At The 54th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony, Winning For Percussion Recording And Co-Production Work On The Winning Best Latin Tropical Category Album. Willy Calderon Continues To Remain Active In The Music Industry, Playing Regular Gigs, Actively Teaching, Producing And Scoring, Landing A Scoring Team Gig For Movie Score Genius, Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy) In The Final 2012 Installment Of The Batman Trilogy "The Dark Knight Rises." Calderon Remains Humble, Raising An 18 Month-Old Daughter As A Family Man And Putting Emphasis In Expanding His Music Label, The Master Plan, Around His Residing City Of Lancaster, California. Calderon Cites An Interview With Nintendo Music Lead, Koji Kondo ( Super Mario Bros, The Legend Of Zelda, Starfox) Where He Says "I Ride My Bicycle To Work Everyday." Kondo Being One Of His Utmost Inpirations Alongside John Williams, He Is Inspired To Remain Humble And With Both Feet On The Ground. Many Say That This Has Been A Secret To Calderons' Success. This Talented, Young Musical Genius Has Proven To Overcome Odds And Tribulations That This Industry Has To Offer. He Is An Inspiration To Many And The Future Of A Generation In Music. He Is Only 23. ***LATEST PROJECT: June 2013 | Has Acquired A 12-Game Trailer Scoring Contract With Nintendo | E3 -Bio By: Jennifer Espinoza (AVCW) Urls: www.facebook.com/willycalderonjr www.facebook.com/masterplanmusic2012 www.youtube.com/masterplanmusic2012 www.reverbnation.com/masterplanmusic2012 www.soundcloud.com/masterplanmusic2012 Google: Willy Calderon ✔ Verified Official Profile

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