Born December 12, 1944 in Pativilca, Peru. Moved to Puerto Rico in 1967 and then on to Las Vegas in 1974. Drummer and percussionist, joined Weather Report (1975 - 1978). Additionally, has worked with Perez Prado, Elvis Presley, Diana Ross, Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Corea, Whitney Houston, Placido Domingo, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Beck, Roberta Flack and Al Jarreau. Often credited as Alejandro "Alex" Acuna and Alex Acuna.