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PROGRESSIVE JAZZ ROCK FUSION
I'm a musician and drummer, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. My earliest influences that motivated me to like music were THE BEATLES, THE ROLLING STONES and JOVEM GUARDA - a TV show led by ROBERTO CARLOS, one of the biggest idols of Brazilian music. Those who influenced me to want to play music were JORGE BEN - creator of a style named SAMBA-ROCK, OS MUTANTES - a Brazilian psychedelic rock cult band, TROPICÁLIA - a musical and aesthetic movement led by CAETANO VELOSO and GILBERTO GIL, CREAM, JIMI HENDRIX, THE WHO, SANTANA BAND, LED ZEPPELIN, RAVI SHANKAR, MILES DAVIS, FRANK ZAPPA, HERMETO PASCOAL, EGBERTO GISMONTI, JARDS MACALÉ, PROGRESSIVE ROCK BANDS, WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL. I played in cans and pots until I could buy my first drum kit at 17 years old. I started listening to the masters and then studied technique and theory with VERA FIGUEIREDO, renowned Brazilian drummer. I also studied music theory and solfege at the ESCOLA MUNICIPAL DE MÚSICA, known for to form musicians to Symphony Orchestra Hall of São Paulo. I was on the way to being a professional musician when a serious accident left me unable to continue playing my instrument. With the popularization of personal computers, synthesizers and drum machines, I started thinking about making and playing music again. Today I'm just an amateur musician who has a true passion for music. I hear all styles and I think there are only two kinds of music: good and bad.