A Brazilian Rhythms & Techniques Workshop with Edu Ribeiro
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About the Event
Born in Florianópolis, Brazil, Edu began his professional career and his musical studies at the age of six. In 1996 he obtained his degree in Popular Music at UNICAMP (Campinas State University). In 1997 he moved to São Paulo and started working as a professional drummer.
As a leader and a co-leader, Edu Ribeiro has released 13 albums so far, and collaborated as a drummer with a great number of artists, such as Paquito de Rivera, Randy Brecker, Maria Schneider, Yamandú Costa, Hamilton de Hollanda, João Bosco, Chico Pinheiro, Leny Andrade, Leila Pinheiro, Stacey Kent, Mike Stern, Joyce, Ivan Lins, and many others.
As a drummer, he recorded award-winning albums such as Randy Brecker’s Randy in Brazil (Summit Records, 2008) which won the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album; Eliane Elias’s albums Made In Brazil, which won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album, and Dance of Time, which won the 2014 Latin Grammy Award for Best Jazz Album.
Together with Fabio Torres (piano) and Paulo Paulelli (bass) he founded Trio Corrente, with whom he recorded five CDs: Corrente (2006), Volume Two (2011), and Song For Maura (2012) with Paquito de Rivera, which received the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album and again a year later the 2014 Latin Grammy Award for Best Jazz Album, Volume Três (2016) and Trio Corrente & Orquestra Jazz Sinfônica de São Paulo (2018).
His last álbum, Folia de tReis, was nominated to “Best Instrumental Álbum” for the Latin Grammy 2019.
Edu currently teaches drums at the Santa Marcelina College (FASM) and is also musical coordinator at EMESP (São Paulo State Music School).
Edu often gives masterclasses and workshops both in Brazil and abroad, at music festivals and universities. Among these are the California Brazil Camp (2006, 2007) and residences for a week at the Juilliard School of Music in New York in the years of 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017.
Come and learn from a true master of Brazilian music.
Participants are encouraged to have a pair of sticks and a practice pad or kit to hand although it's also perfectly fine if you'd like to just watch and soak up all the information.