Upcoming Events

  • Ronnie Scotts, London

    Carl Orr Quartet on the 1st & 2nd March
  • 606, London

    Tim Garland Quintet
  • Les Mans, France

    Omar Sosa AfroCubano Quartet




Ernesto has not only delivered masterclasses all over the world, he has lectured at various Universities, Institutes and Music Schools internationally.
For upcoming Masterclasses please check upcoming events section
For bookings please contact Ernesto Simpson Management

Session Drummer

Session Drummer

Ernesto is a favorite first call session drummer for many acclaimed artists. His classical training, experience and versatility all lend to the ease with which he can just pick up and play where many would struggle. What sets Ernesto aside from many drummers is his musicality; He is a musician first and a drummer second. This enables him to engage and interact with other musicians in a unique way.

Seminars & 1 to 1

Seminars & 1 to 1

Ernesto runs various seminars at certain times of the year to accommodate a variety of interests and genres. He is also available for select 1 to 1 sessions when in a location for a few days at a time.
If you are interested in the possibility of booking a seminar or a 1 to 1 please contact Ernesto Simpson Management


Ernesto has recorded with numerous artists all over the world earning multiple grammy nominations in the process. Check out some of his collaborations here:

Minione - Anna Maria Jopek - Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Arturo Sandoval Americana
Richard Bona Bona Makes You Sweat
Candy Dulfer What Does It Take?
Richard Bona "Tiki"
Thalia Thalia
Paquitto D'rivera  Jazz Clazz
Galy Galiano  Sin Fronteras
Arturo Sandoval Trumpet Evolution
John Di Martino Romantic Jazz Trio: Jazz Mozart
Arturo Sandoval My Passion for the Piano
Charlie Zaa El Mas Grande Sentimiento
Pablo Mayor Perro Amor
Dave Grusin Random Hearts
Ricardo Eddy Martinez Bolero Jazz: Misty
Brian Lynch Con Clave
Olga Guillot Faltaba Yo
Arturo Sandoval"For Love Or Country:The Arturo Sandoval Story"OMPST
Helio Alves Its Clear
Omar Sosa and NDR Essensual
Edy Martinez Midnight Jazz Affair
Femi Temowo Music is the Feeling
Edy Martinez Privilegio
Omar Sosa Ile
Manuel Valera Vientos
Kyle Eastwood Time Pieces
Manuel Valera Currents
Gonzalo Rubalcaba Suite Caminos
Roberto Occhipinti Yemaya
Ramon Valle Take Off
Samuel Torres Skin Tones
Phil Robson Immeasurable Code
Samuel Torres Yaounde

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about Ernesto

Ernesto is a multiple grammy nominated world class drummer and musician of international acclaim. His experience spans over thirty years of international performing, recording, touring, teaching and session music playing alongside some of the greatest names in the industry.

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