Eric Mendez has been playing salsa since a very young age. He is a studied musician in all three percussion elements within the genre of salsa.
Eric has been a member of Orquesta N’Rumba Since 2009. He started when he was 7 years old at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco. He started performing in school bands and graduated from the San Francisco School of the Arts. He later moved to New York to further his education at the New School. After moving back to the bay area he has been performing professionally with Orquesta N’Rumba Pa’ Gozar.