Alberto De La Reguera

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About Me


“I have been lucky through my upbringing to be able to work as a musician in a multi-cultural environment, first in Puerto Rico and now in Miami. The most satisfactory experience as an instructor at FROST has been to open the minds of students to explore different music cultures and grow not only as musicians but as individuals."


For the past 25 years, Alberto De La Reguera has served as director, composer and conductor of the five-time DownBeat Collegiate Award-winning Frost Latin Jazz Orchestra, formerly the Frost Salsa Orchestra. De La Reguera is also Library Assistant for the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library on the Frost School campus.

Cuban born De La Reguera moved to Puerto Rico at the age of nine, and in the 1970’s began writing and arranging music with Teatro Del Sesenta, considered the best theater company on the island. In 1976, De La Reguera was chosen as musical director of the year for the cantata “El Otro Agueybana.” He has since worked and arranged for Tony Award nominated actress Josie De Guzman, world class percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo, Latin Grammy nominee Mario Ortiz, and Grammy award winning artists Cucco Pena, Barry Lynch and Federico Britos, among others. His music is published through the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Press.

A 35-year member of WDNA-FM in Miami, De La Reguera served fifteen years as Vice-President of the station’s Board of Trustees. He currently produces the weekly UM Frost Jazz Hour live radio broadcast from the WDNA Jazz Gallery studio.