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Bands in Bayonne, NJ,
(201) 921-5630

About Us

Percussionist Crystal Vargas is no stranger to the stage. Whether she’s performing in the hottest clubs or playing for world-renowned artists, Crystal's showmanship has made her one of the most sought after percussionists in the industry.

As a four-year old, she was captivated by her father's (Glen Vargas) Salsa band. His keyboardist, Juan "Pops" Santos, gave her a partly broke güiro and it was then her musical journey began. By the age of 5, Crystal suddenly had the Salsa rhythm down on congas and by age 6 she became a featured performer on both Sabado Gigante and El Show de Medio Dia. Over the next 10 years, Crystal continued performing with her father and her own band, No Limit. After graduating from Marist High School (Bayonne, NJ) where she was a 3-sport athlete, Crystal enrolled at Rutgers University on scholarship to play softball.

During her senior year in 2005, a chance meeting with Robert Aaron (keyboardist/saxophonist) led to an impromptu performance with Grammy-Award artist, Wyclef Jean at a Rutgers concert! A mentorship was quickly born as Aaron chose Crystal to join his band backing artist, Kat Deluna.

Crystal has showcased her talents on shows such as “Live! With Regis And Kelly”, BET's Black Girls Rock Awards Show, and Rihanna's music video "What's My Name?". She has performed alongside Paul Simon, Bernie Williams, Gladys Knight, Jill Scott, and Sheila E., to name a few. This recognition led to endorsement deals with Toca Percussion and Gibraltar Hardware.

As an independent percussionist, Crystal currently performs alongside radio DJs from Hot 97, Power 105, and La Mega 97.9. While playing percussion is her first passion, Crystal's versatility in the entertainment industry has led her to MC'ing, DJ'ing, and musical production.

As a freelance percussionist, Crystal may perform with the DJ of YOUR CHOICE!

Website: crystalpercussion.com


Jessica G.

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  • So many amazing things to say about Crystal. I first saw Crystal at my friends wedding and at the end of the night I approached her for her info, she was that good. The energy she brought and additional flare to the dance floor was just what I wanted for my guests. The first time I reached out she was booked but due to the pandemic a few months leading up to my day , I reached out again and she was free. I WAS THRILLED Any bride looking for something extra to make their guest enjoy themselves and something people won't forget, reach out to Crystal.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you, Jessica! I am so happy to have been part of your celebration! I appreciate are your kind words. God bless you both. :)

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