Eddie Venegas is a Venezuelan professional violinist. He is also a composer and a trombonist for various projects. When he was a little child he used to take the hangers from his father's closet to create his own imaginative version of a violin so that he could pretend to play the instrument. His father saw his interest in the instrument and quickly helped cultivate his son's creative energies.
He moved to New York to study with Daniel Phillips of the Orion String Quartet at The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, where he obtained his Bachelors and Masters in Performance of Classical Violin. He is a self-taught trombonist.
For many years, Eddie formed part of the international touring band of Grammy award winning salsa singer, Marc Anthony, as a violin soloist and trombone player. He has collaborated other prominent musicians in the industry, including: Pedrito Martinez at Central Park's Summer Stage and with reggaeton star Don Omar at Madison Square Garden.
While committed to his personal projects, he has also played with The Hudson Jazz Ensemble, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Jon Faddis, Joe Zawinul, and Victor Jones, among other greats, including shows at NYC's famed Birdland and Blue Note jazz clubs.
The demonstrate his talent and ear for the violin in classical music, he has also performed alongside world famous opera star Susan Graham, as well as with The Harrisburg Symphony, The Queens Philharmonic, The Sphinx Symphony, Saint Martins of Tours Symphony Orchestra, and The Carpentier String Quartet.
He's a member of the band Los Hacheros*. And, he is one of the founders of the band, Sweet Plantain Quartet, who has toured internationally, have offered their musical services to film projects, and held teaching residencies throughout the United States.