Victor Rendón

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Paul Guerrero (1961 <em>Yucca</em>)Victor Rendón (’77) :: noted Latin-jazz drummer, wrote about one of his North Texas teachers, the late Paul Guerrero (’57), in the December issue of Modern Drummer. He writes that Guerrero helped shape the careers of drumming greats such as Peter Erskine, Steve Houghton and John Riley (’75) and was himself a world-renowned drummer with the Woody Herman band, a list that includes UNT’s Ed Soph (’68). Rendón quotes Paul’s wife, Celeste Roberts Guerrero (’59), who recalls Herman’s advice to Paul: “Surround yourself with talented young jazz players, and you’ll never grow old.” Also mentioned in the article is the Paul Guerrero Jr. Scholarship Endowment Fund at UNT.