HONORS & AWARDS
Túpac is a proud recipient of awards and recognitions including:
2017 - ECHO Jazz Award nomination for Ulita Knaus' 'Love in this Time' Album.
2012 - ECHO Jazz Prize (Germany) for Julian Lage Group's album "Gladwell".
2010 - Grammy Nominated Artist for Julian Lage Group's album "Sounding Point".
2009 - Carnegie Hall/ Weill Institute winner of the 2009 Zakir Hussain's Res. Training.
2007 - NEC Selected Jazz Ensemble for the 2007 Panama Jazz Festival, Panama.
2006 - Donald & Alice Noble Scholarship. Boston, MA.
2005 / 2006 - NEC Wild Card Honors Ensemble Winner. Boston, MA.
2005 - Academic Excellence Award (PUJ). Bogota, Colombia.
2003 - Colfuturo Award scholarship. Bogota, Colombia.
2002 / 2003 - Selected Percussionist / Soloist for the P.S.A. Orchestra. Trento, Italy.
2002 - Bogotá's Philharmonic Orchestra Young Classical soloist Competition. 1st Prize.
1997 - LOUIS ARMSTRONG Jazz Award (SWHS) Hanover, Pennsylvania (USA)