I am a drummer and percussionist originally from Brazil, living in Los Angeles, CA. Being also a multi-intrumentalist and composer allows me to bring a combination of sound rhythm grounding as well as harmonic and melodic sensibilities to my music making. I am a diploma graduate in Drum Performance from Cornel School of Contemporary Music in Los Angeles, CA.
I can play a variety of music styles. I can read music notation and lead sheets and I can write and read drum charts. I can comfortably play to, and around, a click both live and in the studio. My favorite styles are West-African, jazz-fusion, funk, rock, reggae and Brazilian; but really, if it grooves and breathes I am for it regardless of style.
I am currently seeking collaboration with musicians to write, craft and perform an eclectic mix of groovy, soulful, upbeat music; preferably with a message.
Sleishman Rock Pro drum kit, Taye fusion drum kit, Lots of Sabian and Meinl cymbals to cover every style, various percussion instruments, Yamaha DTX Multi 12 electronic brain, several trigger pads, in-ears, mixer, MacBook pro with Logic for sequencing, etc. The whole acoustic or hybrid gear for just about any size gig.