The percussionist Wilson Chembo Corniel (New York, United States) was born in Manhattan of Puerto Rican parents. Corniel grew up in the streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn.

​ He studied percussion with Tommy López Sr., Ray Romero, Louie Bauzo and Cachete Maldonado. He advanced studies at The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts (New York) and at the National School of Art (Havana, Cuba), under the direction of Chucho Valdés.

Chembo and Friends - Oye! Como Va

​Chembo Corniel and Grupo Chaworo

​​ Aji Picante Radio  

    Latin Jazz  & More 

​ Jazz latino, de buena música para el goce de los sentidos.

​Chembo and Friends - Manteca

Corniel returned to the recording studios on November 16 and 17, 2015 for the realization of a new record release. A new sound document of Latin jazz, at the head of his quintet, called "Land of the Descendants" (land of descendants), counting in this record session with the contest of the African American James Zollar, renowned jazz soloist, which stood out in several musical numbers.

​Chembo Corniel